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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.

My night…

Posted in musings/writings/creations, poetry/writing by arcanedufresne on January 20, 2010

will include some combination of these things:




I will be resolute


Another year has passed and another set of goals and resolutions for the coming year.  2010 holds so much promise both in my heart and mind.  Check in this time next year to see how much I crossed off the list this time around.

  • Read at least one book per month (on average)
  • Paint 4 new works of art
  • Fill at least one Moleskine notebook with drawings
  • Create an EP of music (any genre/type, minimum 5 songs)
  • Continue to eat healthy, exercise and take my vitamins regularly
  • Obtain some sort of video filming device and create homemade “movies”
  • Write a collection of short stories/anecdotes (in cursive)
  • Visit 3 new destinations/places I’ve never been
  • Learn how to play chess
  • Learn how to cook 5 new dinner dishes
  • Learn a new language (Still focusing on either French or relearning Spanish. For real this time, no more effin’ and jeffin’)
  • Grow my vinyl collection (already started with my purchase of Illmatic two days ago)
  • Continue to develop the brain child that is Westmar Connection
  • Continue and enjoy the Drink of the Month Club
  • Love life; wholly, unconditionally, relentlessly and fully

I also saw that 2010, besides being the Year of the Tiger on the Chinese calendar, is also potentially going to be the Year of the Tablet PC, the Year of the Roth IRA, the Year of Angry White Male and the Year of the Nurse. Be Prepared.

Edit: one more thing, I want to dropkick someone whilst running at full speed. This is a lifelong goal I have had, but I feel like 2010 has positive dropkick vibe.

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Posted in poetry/writing by arcanedufresne on November 18, 2009
and I can feel her inside of my
wrists and at the backs of my eyes,
and the toes and legs and belly
of me feel her and
the other part too,
and all of Los Angeles falls down
and weeps in joy,
the walls of the love parlors shake
the ocean rushes in and she turns
to me and says “damn this hair!”
and i say,

-excerpt from Texan, by Charles Bukowski

Thanks to Erika for the inspiration on this.