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Notes from Steve

March 24, 2016

An employee just brought her newborn up to the front office. He slept the whole time Micki was holding him. I was very jealous as "sleeping like a baby" hasn't happened in my life for the past 49 years. I told his mom to give me a call if he's up at 4 a.m. because I guarantee I am, and it's not like I'm doing anything else. Actually, I'm kidding. Please don't call me expecting me to run over and be with your awake child. I'm kidding. 


I got a text last night begging me to come in to work for a couple of hours. The text was just a number and I thought "what's this about?" so I wrote back "who is this?". Turned out it was Fuel looking for another Steve to come and help make pizza. I wrote back "hmmm .... sounds like fun". So if you see me tossing dough at Fuel, you'll understand. 


For some reason, the universe is reaching out to me trying to get me busy with awake babies and tossing pizzas. I think when you are available and are open to the possibilities of life, life happens. Maybe? I like to cook. Maybe? If the kid is open to discussing politics, I could hang out with them - I could probably lull (bore) them back to sleep with a discussion on monetary policy and/or socialism vs. fascism. 


The word "complementary" comes to mind. I see life as a bunch of cogs and wheels. We jive and move in context to a bunch of other cogs and wheels. The machine can get bigger and more complex with more complementary pieces as long as everything works together. The secret is that if the machine gets more powerful and amazing with more pieces ... then life is great. If the pieces slow it down and make it less effective and efficient, then perhaps there are too many. Unless you get to that point where you're slowing down, you can probably do more. The universe knows. Trust.


-Steve Simonin, President & CEO

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