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

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.

Mad Joely

Posted in accomplices/associates, music, photography, travel by arcanedufresne on September 8, 2010

Stalley reppin’ for his homestate and I’m thinking Joel should start sporting similar threads. Thoughts on this, Joel? And don’t forget to listen to that Mad Stalley tape.

Tagged with: , ,


Posted in travel by arcanedufresne on September 1, 2010

How about I jump into a car and hitch up this Cricket Trailer and live out of it for an extended/undisclosed/TBD amount of time in various nature settings?

Tagged with:


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 adventure, food/cooking, travel by arcanedufresne on June 24, 2010
Believe me, I hit YES. Who would say no to GIANT FOOD?!


Tagged with:

Posted in accomplices/associates, travel by arcanedufresne on May 18, 2010
“Hey man, you’re not as hard as you think you are…”

-Charlie the Surfer

Tagged with:

Posted in accomplices/associates, inspiration, travel by arcanedufresne on May 14, 2010
It’s Friday. Get Wild. Love Life.


Tagged with:

Fallsview Suite

Posted in accomplices/associates, travel by arcanedufresne on May 5, 2010

Stole this from Ty, both from his blog and his camera, but this was our view from the hotel room this weekend in Niagara Falls. Everything about the trip was epic with the exception of dinner on Saturday night and the Duty Free Shop coming back into the U.S. on Sunday. I will post some of my pictures when I get them uploaded and developed.

Tagged with: ,

Oh Mama, I wanna go surfin’

Posted in movies, sports, travel by arcanedufresne on February 22, 2010

Ty and I watched Bruce Brown’s The Endless Summer this weekend. It was his first viewing and for me the first time I had seen it in probably 10 years. It was still as magical as I remember, and Bruce Brown’s narration is cheeky, cheesy, mildly derogatory and pure gold. Do yourself a favor if you haven’t seen this film and give it a view, especially now if you live in a place that has been pummeled by snow and winter, this is a great escape to help you get through the last few weeks of winter. I’ve never been surfing (goes back to that growing up landlocked situation), but if anyone has some expertise and wants to teach me, let’s find a beach.





And of course the quintessential surfer accessory, the Woodie Wagon

Edit: Of course, Nick from A Time To Get and myself are on the same wavelength for Monday. After posting this I went over to his blog to see how he started off the week and it was eerily similar and equally amazing.

A Plea for Mercy

Posted in home, iowa, travel by arcanedufresne on February 9, 2010

Dear Snow,

I miss you and love you but why do you have to try and ruin my elaborate travel plans?

Please be kind.

Thank you,


Tagged with: