Tom Brown

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I have 90 stories published in 6 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 45846 times and 3 of my stories have been cherry picked.
43 of my 775 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 44 votes

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Tom Brown


I consider myself a teacher of mathematics. I have an MSc at the University of
South Africa and a PhD at the University of Pretoria but people mostly know
me as Mr Brown. What gives me most meaning and fulfilment in work is to
encourage and inspire gifted young people, who could face similar difficulties
and adversities than I've had. My main academic research interests would be
in stochastic processes and in the mathematical theory of empathy.
My greatest academic ambition is to consolidate the work of Prof Niko Sauer.
A monumental task. For the love of God and the fear of Mathematics!


My stories

Sprinkler Rainbows

My father was a qualified petrol mechanic but he didn't own one new car in his life. He was very good and was reliable at his work. He had a problem...

Yesterday I saw a rainbow

Hoping and waiting so terribly long looking searching for ten years there were only occasional glimpses very occasional small fragments. At last, and...

∫ii Legal games

How many legal games of Chess are there? Certainly there is a set consisting of all legal games and a possible position is one that can be reached...

∫i First moves

The perfect game in Chess would be that of the best first move answered by the best move, replied again by best and then the best once more. The age...

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...


43 of my comments have received 44 Great Feedback votes

2 Votes

it's good to be young

Posted on Fri, 14 Mar 2014

It's good to be young and insane.

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Posted in Mental Illness

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Beautiful verse! Reminds me of Narnia!

Posted on Sat, 12 Aug 2017

Beautiful verse! Reminds me of Narnia! The language is pure and has a clarity and happiness. It is interresting that you start with autumn and end with spring and summer.

You must be a born optimist! Tom

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Posted in Seasons

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He started out hedonist

Posted on Fri, 03 Nov 2017

He started out hedonist sonething like Dorian Gray but ended up like Job in the Old Testament. Wisdon is sold in the desolate market where none can to buy, and in the withered field where the farmer ploughs for bread in vain. According then to...

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Posted in Into the Light

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5.7 litre Ford V8

Posted on Mon, 24 Feb 2014

dogho-dogho dogho-dogho dogho-dogho dogho-dogho dogho-dogho

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Posted in Warra warra What-what

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Yes it's clear now, your poem

Posted on Sat, 16 Sep 2017

Yes it's clear now, your poem describes a birth, a baby, the beginnings of life and later the same, born again and to salvation. Do you have children? I don't, sometimes I think it must be nice they melt your heart. Just being themselves people...

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Posted in First Love

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Please Note!

Posted on Sat, 21 Oct 2017

Please note some facts are not meant as literal, there might also be misunderstandings. Take what you like and leave the rest.

Tom Brown

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Posted in A Mustard Seed and the Kingdom of Heaven

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Something Greater, a Higher Power

Posted on Sat, 30 Sep 2017

Something Greater, a Higher Power, Prime Mover, Creator God call Him/ It/ She what you will. Thanks for the comment! Very sensible, meaningful and sober. Eish! Tom

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Posted in To Exist

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Isn't it amazing

Posted on Wed, 20 Sep 2017

Isn't it amazing how unique a gesture can be? It's like fingerprint.


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Posted in The Journey

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People of the sky!

Posted on Sun, 14 May 2017

Children of the sky! A beautiful poem but it could perhaps be rounded off a bit? This really is just my impression, and also I probably can't be specific.

Keep well Mary-Ann! Tom Brown

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Posted in Into The Blue

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Nicotine is a bastard.

Posted on Tue, 19 Sep 2017

Nicotene is a bastard. For most people cold turkey works best. Four months is long you can kick the habit I'm sure.

All the best! Tom

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Posted in Because I can