Ærchie is, as is proper for all writers, a nomdayplume. I also have a nomnightplume for after-hours activitiesme.

I’ve been described as a dumb atheist leftist sodomite pervert f*ckwit troll. Six outa seven ain’t bad :)

Old enough to know better, I look on the world of humanity with a jaundiced eye, on the natural world with a digital camera and on books with delight. I also look for dragons.

Having had ambitions of being an actual writing writer, I continue to have all the attributes of a writer. Thinking, plotting, researching and procrastinating! At sixtummmmmmmm years of age, I may finally know enough about the world to write a few words.

To see some of them, please visit the pages above. “My Stuff” contains some of my writing.
Bookstack I also post some of my photographs because they are fun, both in the taking and the sharing.

In between there is a lot of silly stuff which hopefully will attract a lot of people looking for silly stuff. That way, when something serious is posted it is read by lots of people.

Like most writers, I have an ego!As Kahlil Gibran said, “Half of what I say is meaningless; but I say it so that the other half may reach you.”


39 Responses

  1. I came across your site when researching “quails” today and I am a writer – so I thought I would say G’day. I am currently living in Tasmania but was born in Adelaide. I hope you may stop by at one of my sites too. All the very best to you.

    my latest book can be found here

    and my artist (truly amazing, a MUST see) can be found at

    love light and blessings to you!
    Susan Macauley – Australian Children’s Author, disabled


  2. You okay? Four days without posting … should we send out a search party?


  3. Archie. Did you know on WordPress, you can embed videos from Youtube by taking a Youtube video url e.g. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9kVhtpfLmw and converting it to:

    If you have a free Youtube account, the only space it takes up on your blog is that used up by the text string pointing to it. See it in action here:


    Of course, you don’t have to link to other people’s videos. Just about anyone can upload now. Regards, Lucien


  4. Found your site while doing research for mine. I started a web site for race fans here in the states, but I also list and feature blogs that contain other good, fun, and interesting articles, pics, and people. I love your site! Will do a shout out next week and post links for my readers. My husband and I love Australia and still dream of retiring there. You pics are beautiful, if you have any I can tease my readers with let me know. I plan to research your links and blog roll completely, I just have to find time. g’day, mate!!


  5. Thank you, Kimberly. Feel free to use my pictures on your blog, all I ask is that you give credit and a link. I’ll look up your site when Life returns to normal for me :) Thanks, mate


  6. Archie – It is heart-warming indeed to find another “sixtummmmmmmm” something blogging away on the Internet. You have a great place here, and we have a bit in common, as my grandfather Arthur was Australian too.


  7. Thank you for those kind words, Neddy. What was your father’s name and where did he live? In another existance I am a compulsive genealogist and am addicted to looking up people from the past.


  8. G’day Archie, Synchronicity found me here. May I use your “stressed out” on my blog: http://www.canadianchristine.wordpress.com
    In Light and Love,


  9. Hiya Christine, welcome to the weirdest blog in the blogoswamp. I can’t let you use “Stressed Out” as it is not mine to dispose of. I found it in the depths of my files from the very early days of the WWW. Someone did it at some time, but his identity has been lost. So I guess it was that strange guy “anon.” I would enjoy a link but that is not compulsory in this case. Synchronicity is its own reward.


  10. Its all about eating at the right amount at the right time. Thanks for the comments..very interesting blog.


  11. aysegul, My pleasure :)


  12. I found you while looking for Cthulhu pictures. Very eclectic, like a personal journal ought to be!


  13. Thank you, Ike. Please come back often :)


  14. nice to know you …

    Thank you for visiting, Sakib. Please feel welcome to comment on any posts which interest you. I’m sure you have an interesting veiwpoint.


  15. Hola! Wasn’t sure where to put this, so I thought I’d put it here. :)

    Came across two interesting photo blogs this morning that I thought you’d like (though you may have already come across them yourself). I believe they are husband and wife.

    The first one should be of particular interest … ;)


    pho blo

    I shall look at them as soon as I can – thanks for the tips.


  16. How come I’ve only just found your blog? Good stuff, mate. Sticking you in my feedreader ;)


  17. Why, thank you, Gary. I’ve already blogrolled you – Oh, and three words – Check out Litlove. well – “Tales from the reading room” :)


  18. I’ll do that right away — and thanks for the blogroll add! I shall reciprocate once I finished visiting Litlove :)


  19. Congrats on your 2 year old blog tomorrow (7/12). Nice blog layout you have here.


  20. Thank you, Eric.


  21. Just stumbled upon your site….had fun scootering around.
    Great fun!

    Hi from Canada…10 o in the am here..


  22. G’day Archie, Pleased to meet you. I linked here after reading about the meme you dobbed…um…graced Cathy with. This is such an eclectic and interesting blog. “I shall return.”


  23. Hiya Susan, I had fun wandering your site as well. For a short time I was a teacher of K-2 in the remote community where I am still working. Please do drop in to the archive any time. Just beware of the attack puns we have wandering around inside :)


  24. Popped in via DaddyP’s….and have enjoyed poking around your blog this morning….especially your poetry. Nice to meet you! :)


  25. Hiya Olga. Welcome to the archive. Your kind words have made me blush. Or perhaps that was the sight of you ;)


  26. I love your site!

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  27. Hello…I stumbled in while looking for a copy of “The Highwayman” by Alfred Noyes. Found it, and a lot more that is exceedingly pleasurable. What a fantastic blog!!!! I could spend hours here. Thank you for so much enjoyment.


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  29. Hi, nice to meet you !


  30. Lots of stumbling taking place here. I don’t stumble, I trip. It’s more graceful. Anyway I’m here.

    I was checking the meaning of: Sic Transit Gloria on Google. I’ll leave any comments, or wisecracks, for your regular readers to add to the detrius.



  31. Surfing the waves of the web I am pleasantly stranded in this beautiful blog.

    I write under the pseudonym of Josè Pascal (a descendant of the great Colonel Aureliano Buendía).

    I invite you to visit my italinglish blog http://parolesemplici.wordpress.com/mytinbox/. I define this blog “In parole Semplici” as a “virtuacultural tin” box where they are guarded thoughts, memories, images, sounds, and simple stories. ”

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    Good life and I hope to soon


  32. I’ll continue to come back to your page. It’s refreshing :)


  33. I suppose if you were to start writing cookbooks or food reviews, you could do it using a NomNomNom DePlume…


  34. Dragons? The fantasy kind? Pics? Or the real life dragons that we meet from day to day and find in our governments?


  35. Just came across your site this morning! It’s fantastic, you’ve gained a regular reader!


  36. Hey Ærchie .. thanks heaps for your info on boat arrivals. Just bookmarked your site and will send on the link, particularly to people who think that Tony has the ‘boat problem’ licked!

    I guess the present state of no news is going to be an encouragement for more people to make the dangerous journey. Not to mention that denying global warming and thereby facilitating sea level rises will encourage even more people. And if our PM is that stupid he should take responsibility for more arrivals.

    Just how do we keep people informed about boat arrivals?? This secrecy is working for some people I know!


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