Beautiful People

 

Rainbow Soldiers

 

A mathematical defence

Having grown up in a rural Afrikaner community Prof Sauer once told me the following story:

A Tribute to Selby Logan

In Memory of Selby Logan ( 1934 – 2007 ) Pretoria , August 2007 (Originally) Thank-you for the privilege to speak on behalf of the Brown family. To...

Jacques: Picking up pebbles

Picking up pebbles and throwing them into the sea See the days of my childhood The white foam comes washing them all back to me When he was still a...

Jacques: Whole of the Moon

My brother is a lover and a poet, an unashamed dreamer with a brilliant fearless imagination. I saw the crescent, you saw the whole of the Moon –...

Love & Chess

Chess is the ultimate board game but one could easily overdo it. Especially youngsters because the ambition always is to be the best, to be world...

Mamma

She worked for the education department for more than forty years. At the start it was mostly private companies and computer programming. These were...

Mr B and The E.

The Kruger Park Just graduated and full of love of abstraction enthusiasm and vigour I attended my first conference, paid for entirely with saved pocket money.

Mr P and Mr B

There I fell in love with his daughter but soon found him much more interesting company. Since my friends and those guys said he was a master “ 'n...
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My Father

My father could be a pig. My father was fat and sweaty and shiny. He was a slob. He was dirty, ugly and nasty, crude and obscene. He could get rowdy...
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The Doctor

He was my first doctor at outpatients he had assisted in the shock therapy he knew me. I was devastated. Even then already he warned of drinking and...

The Mathematician

One could go to his office with a problem anytime. It was correspondence university so there weren't too many students to be a bother. You could ask...
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19th Hole

Tried golf I never really understood the rules, except for the 19th hole but always got a high score. It's a senseless pastime I was more into...

Living Alone

No family no friends just on my own the whole time just a handful visits and mostly work related. You know you are alone when … At last you've got...
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Lily of the Lamplight

She admitted me to the hospital that night at reception I believed it was an emergency people get that way with anxiety, like they can't breathe and...

The Engineers

Jacks is the only guy I know of who hit a lecturer. Jacks is a big strong man they had an argument he punched the guy in the face with the fist. Look...