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

Posted in home, iowa, love by arcanedufresne on February 14, 2011
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Reid & Lee

Posted in adventure, home, movies, tv by arcanedufresne on January 12, 2011

All this hubbub surrounding the Green Hornet release on Friday has me pining for the original show. I remember watching re-runs on Nick at Nite back home. Or maybe it was on TBS in the morning before they switched to Gilligan’s Island. Either way, need to find a season of this and hunker down for a day of viewing. I definitely remember seeing the Batman / Green Hornet combo episodes also.





Wooly Willy

Posted in accomplices/associates, food/cooking, home, iowa by arcanedufresne on December 20, 2010

I plan on consuming a few of these beverages with some of my closest friends when back home in 48 hours (approximation, weather permitting) and I would have loved to get this wool cozy from Orvis (pronounced COO-ZEE) in hand to sheath my frosty brew. I think I can make one of these, as long as my Mom will sew it for me.

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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.

The Carter & The Buffett

Posted in home, inspiration, music by arcanedufresne on September 28, 2010

This is almost a week old or so now but I can’t get over the juxtaposition of the gentleman gracing this cover. Two savvy businessmen, standing on top of their respective mountains of cash. One’s empire built from the ground up out of the Marcy Projects in Brooklyn; the other’s razed out of the heartland of America as the “Oracle of Omaha”. I stay on my grind…

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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 accomplices/associates, adventure, friday, home, inspiration, love, motorcycles, movies, party by arcanedufresne on July 2, 2010
It’s Friday. Get Wild. Love Life.


4th of July Edition, R.I.P. Dennis Hopper.