ar·cane (är-kān') adj. requiring secret or mysterious knowledge;

Work with me

Posted in accomplices/associates, family, love by arcanedufresne on November 29, 2010

Dear Friends,

I promise this blog is not dead. I have been busy grinding at work and also working on a couple of side projects that are starting to see the light of day, hence the reason the posts have suffered here at Arcaneland. Even more unforgivable is that I missed a Friday Get Wild post the day after Thanksgiving. But seriously, check back soon, things will be back to normal but in the interim check out some of the other internet exploits I’m involved in:

UNDSTPD – The best sports blog alive

Mishka Bloglin – I’m writing the Sporting Observations posts weekly under the tag RoyaleNoCheese

Clarence & Frank – My photo blog of all my adventures captured in 35 millimeter analog joy

It won’t be long and all this will get sorted out, maybe we can even get an apartment together…ya know…get things back to the way they were.  Please be patient, I’ve got nothing but love for you all.

Mercifully Yours,

Matty Lancs

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Dear Mama

Posted in family, home, love by arcanedufresne on September 30, 2010

The following is an excerpt from a text message conversation I had with my dear Mom yesterday:

Mom: You were born at 8:41 A.M. Why do you want to know?
Me: So I knew when I could celebrate
Mom: All day long 🙂
Me: You’re the best. I love you, Mom.
Mom: Love you too!!

End scene.

Best lady on the planet!

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The Bellyscratchers’ Last Night in Town

Posted in accomplices/associates, adventure, family, history, home, inspiration, iowa, love, poetry/writing, travel by arcanedufresne on September 29, 2010

Upon getting my last roll of film developed, I was scrolling through the photos and came across this one about halfway through. Forgive me while I reflect on it with some sentimentalism momentarily and go softie on you all, but this couldn’t scream any more symbolically about why we spent this weekend in the mountains in the first place. The east coast won’t be the same without you, Ty, and I’ll miss you out here, but good luck finding those greener pastures you are seeking. Santiago & Dunbar 4 eva.


Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

Posted in accomplices/associates, family, home, inspiration, iowa, love, sports by arcanedufresne on September 3, 2010
It’s Friday. Get Wild. Love Life.


What more can I say?

Minnesota Nice

Posted in family, home, love, sports by arcanedufresne on August 25, 2010
Another one of the great sites from the Midwest trip:


Home Sweet Home

Posted in accomplices/associates, family, food/cooking, home, love by arcanedufresne on August 23, 2010
One of the thousand reasons why the weekend was so great:



Posted in comics, family, sports, travel, tv by arcanedufresne on August 12, 2010

Zach is starting his journey eastward today! Minneapolis to Philadelphia, Phils game with JBro, Lindsay and Muhmbo tonight!


Posted in accomplices/associates, family, friday, inspiration, love, movies by arcanedufresne on August 6, 2010
It’s Friday. Get Wild. Love Life


You can find all of us Dapper Dons and Dans in the city tonight for Scott’s Going Away Party.

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Posted in family, home, sports by arcanedufresne on August 20, 2009

Little Brother gets into Philly tonight. Diamondbacks v Phillies on the docket.