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Author: Peter Deeley

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Come in.

Sit down.

Take a second.

You get enough advice.

This is about nothing.

And everything.

And all of it in-between.

It’s not a sprint.

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Grace in the Morning Rain

Grace in the Morning Rain

2019-03-1200:03:20

The word Grace can mean so many things but idea of un-merited favor is my favorite. I live a life absent so many problems and full of so many blessings. My strengths and weaknesses are so closely bound to each other, that they often work simultaneously for me and against me.  The divine is gentle with me. And I find enormous Grace in my everyday existence when I simply stop to notice.
47, 48

47, 48

2019-03-1200:03:002

For years, it’s been my habit to do a podcast near my birthday to mark the moment. Well, it’s been 6 months since my last birthday and so I realize I will soon be staring another one in the face soon. It is certainly a feature of aging that time is measured in different increments as we get older. 5 minutes seemed a reasonable length of time when I was 4, and now I measure time in decades. There will come a time when this annual podcast is full of wisdom, great instruction on living a full life and hilarious wit. But now is not that time.
Monsoon Season

Monsoon Season

2018-07-3100:03:342

Some dirty rotten scoundrel stole my Trailer at Grace Farms. I doubt the thief realized that it was my trailer. To the thief, it was “A” Trailer or “The Trailer.” Be that as it may I am taking it personally.
Not Small

Not Small

2018-06-1700:02:382

Every wave seems to make it a point to let me know how powerless I am to stop it.   But this doesn’t bother me.   I go over or under their power without any fear.   I don’t sit still easily. I prefer motion to rest.   And I must like to worry –   Because I do it all the time.   I have a relentlessness to me that is endearing if I am solving your problem   And irritating if I am trying to get you to answer my question.   The ocean keeps me quiet by forcing me to hold my breath.   I have been taught by some that A man should know if limitations   And told by others “I am large, I contain multitudes.”   You sit wherever you please. I don’t have any advice today.
On Kale and Daughters

On Kale and Daughters

2018-05-3000:03:352

I am staring at the Kale. And the Kale is staring back. When it was a seed – small and full of potential – it needed me to coax it from it’s confining shell out to a wide-open world of possibility. Now, it’s life is largely its own. Sun and water feed it and it grows nearly perceptibly in front of my eyes. Always reaching towards the sun I assist nowadays, but mostly does the work without me.
For Example

For Example

2018-05-1800:02:561

If you are wondering if you are ready for the big adventure ahead.   Let me report form the edges of competence   It’s a dangerous ledge with risks of may even be fatal.   But, let me be an example   I have survived all the consequences of my mistakes   – serious as some have been.   Let the voice in your head keep you humbly honest   And believe me when I tell you:   None of us are hitting mark all the time.   Attend to the details of your desires and try your best to be a good example.  
My Last Card

My Last Card

2018-04-0900:03:452

I am crying. Two seconds ago, I was a middle-aged man planning his day over an Americano. Then, I get a text from my cousin. I am not crying quiet – dignified-like. My nose is running and I am thanking god the bill is already paid. On the way to the car, I compose myself. The week is chock-full of the type of news you carry in your belly. In what appears to be a moment of calm, I call my boss. I report to him that I won’t really be myself today. And then As if to prove the point I start to cry again.
Chicken Eggs

Chicken Eggs

2018-03-2200:03:171

I am standing in front of a steaming pile. It’s taller than I am, and so I get to work. I am raking and shoveling the mulch delivered to Grace Farms with the discipline of an army ant. It’s about 6:30 AM – my morning farm shift – As I shovel deeper into the pile of chipped trees, the heat is obvious. The tree was upright, then it wasn’t. The tree was alive, then it wasn’t. And again – it is one thing becoming another. The morning shifts are short, the responsibilities of day have no pause button for my messy farm project.
House Marks

House Marks

2018-02-2100:04:011

The desert winter can be harsh. There are times when it I so wicked one is compelled to put their socks on. Since I am a tough guy, I am going without socks this morning. Out into the garage I step to retrieve the almond milk for this morning’s Americano, and I am stabbed with a razor sharp ice pick straight to my bone. Ok – perhaps that over states the moment  I stepped on a scorpion who met the assault with a sting on the bottom of my middle toe. A scorpion sting is some sort of poison that is basically a cross between Cobra venom and Agent Orange. And for weeks I can trace the nerve that leads from my big toe to somewhere just below my ass. Because that little bastard lit up that neural pathway like so much napalm.
DM's Triumph

DM's Triumph

2017-11-2600:04:461

It is an hour after Thanksgiving dinner. Family traditions throttle the pace of any high holiday – national or religious. I am currently throttling my 13 year-old nephew on the nearest basketball court in a post-turkey dinner game of HORSE.  In my family, you won every contest against an adult until you were a certain age. The victories may have been assured, but every adult made in feel authentic. They would wince under the weight of the child’s crushing strategic genius on a game board, cry tears of frustration as the little one dribbles a soccer ball mercilessly or yet another goal, and howl under the pain of the kid’s wrestling I can still remember thinking: I am clearly a genius! I am an unstoppable force of nature in mind and body - the worlds of both Checkers, soccer and wrestling never witnessed such brilliance until the beginning of my reign.  And so we launch you out into the world with the notion you are unstoppable. This Golden Era of your Life lasts until you are about 4 and half – maybe 5. Then – and perhaps it is the lingering influence of the Catholic Church or the immigrant experience or simply a desire not to raise spoiled brats –  The Adults in the family crush the kids in every possible contest that occurs.
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Rah

This doesn't even make sense

Apr 6th
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Peter Deeley Jr.

Rah - I lost my aunt last week - it was a small tribute to her. Sorry it didn't make sense to you but thank you for letting me share a bit about how I felt about her passing.

Apr 9th
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Lara Jacobs

Great food for thought!! Thanks Pete. Always enjoy listening!!

Oct 26th
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Peter Deeley Jr.

From Our Blog - TheModern Revolution.com Welcome to the Modern Revolution. It starts now. With us. It’s Time To Change Some Things. Big Pharma failed us. Factory farming failed us. Our dominant health-care system is now a sick-care system. Let’s build new ways of taking care of each other. We can do better. We Want Farms, Not Pharma. We want food to be produced in cleaner, healthier ways. We believe that small businesses are the future of business. Why support institutions when you can support people. We’ve thought about the people who are already #revolting and venturing into Urban Farming. Ingenuity is budding around the urban farming scene, where people must make do with what little space they do have while living in a big city apartment.  This includes utilizing their balconies, window sills, and rooftops to squeeze every last inch of space to grow as much fresh produce as they can.  Urban communities are coming together to solve the problems of outsourced produce, making it cheaper, healthier, and tastier for themselves. As you can see, we have a lot to say. And a lot to do. Come join us. Let’s Get to Work. #revolt

Oct 26th
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Alejandro M Glez

So boring a lot of advertising

Oct 19th
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Alejandro M Glez

this post cast is like 15 minutes advertising so bad waste of time

Oct 19th
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Nordica Lindgren

Alejandro M Glez jerk

Jun 1st
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