Tom Brown

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Tom Brown

My father was a motor-mechanic and my mother a librarian I am the eldest brother. We are South-African my roots lie in Pretoria and East-London. I have a doctorate in Applied Mathematics but people mostly know me as Mr Brown. The promoter for the PhD was Prof N Sauer (UP 2005) and the Master's supervisor Prof WK Bartoszek (Unisa 1997).

There have been formal advanced coursework and research in diverse areas including the following: Markov operators; stochastic processes; partial differential equations; semi-groups and double families of evolution operators.

The most admired famous mathematicians to me are Gauss, Riemann and Newton. Georg Cantor is very inspiring. Some favourite authors are Jules Verne, HG Wells and Jack London and poets, William Blake and Dylan Thomas. I like science fiction and fantasy movies my all time greatest are the Narnia stories and the Lord of the Rings.

The meal best enjoyed is a breakfast of bacon eggs on toast fried chips with fresh orange juice (as opposed to instant oats and banana bread). For leisure I like nature hikes, and to go fishing and preferably alone. I love dogs and especially Labradors and Maltese poodles.

Including other interests such as in languages and literature I am interested in sciences in general for instance amateur astronomy. The formal studies were well worthwhile but the plan is to concentrate on writing now and not esoteric but instead popular accessible work.

For the love of God and the fear of Mathematics!

My stories

Glowing Embers

Flames in ancient African fires dwindling, Wisdom is sold in the desolate market where none can come to buy, and in the whithered field where the...

The Wisdom Of Solomon

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and...

Ancient Wisdom

Knowledge is better than riches, virtue is better than wealth Not to know is bad, not to wish to know is worse Advise and council him, if he does not...

What is Wisdom?

What is Wisdom? Small minds talk about things Ordinary minds talk about people Great minds talk about ideas * A fool doesn't learn from his mistakes...

Proverbs Of Africa

Proverbs are the daughters of experience ~ To forget a wrong is the best revenge To lose one's way is a way of finding it The road of excess leads to...
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159 of my comments have received 161 Great Feedback votes

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No doubt inspired

Posted on Mon, 16 Mar 2020

No doubt inspired by Jules Verne's classic scifi novel 20,000 leagues under the sea. Also makes one think of Jacques C. and the research ship the Calypso.

Good work, original too! We are in, looking out, man and fish roles reversed! Who's...

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Posted in Here Be Dragons

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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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I don't understand

Posted on Thu, 13 Aug 2020

I don't understand the story but you've got alcoholic spelt wrong. Happens to the best of us. This is a bit wierd actually.

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Posted in How To Be An Alcoholic

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Enjoyed, Jacqueline!

Posted on Thu, 23 Apr 2020

Enjoyed, Jacqueline! Sorry about that .. . .!

Well written! Tom

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Posted in A dream of à DAY in the country

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My careers teacher banned me

Posted on Mon, 13 Jul 2020

My careers teacher banned me fro her classs for ever so I started packing my school case ans she said no I must wait for her to speak to the headmaster. This was just before the school final exam nothing came of it. Second-last period. We all...

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Posted in The Careers Teacher

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It often happens

Posted on Sun, 16 Aug 2020

It often happens especially if you are too ambitious with the sizes when buying pants and instead of losing weight as hoped, you the pick up weight and this is the result. Or maybe hand-me-downs but those are usually too big.

Good luck!...

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Posted in The Boy with Tight Underpants

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Joyful story happy conclusion!

Posted on Fri, 07 Aug 2020

Joyful story happy conclusion! Cute! Guess one has to be a father before you can be a grandfather?! Moms too .. .  .. You are a grandfather Richard? Cheers! Tom

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Posted in The Birthday Girl

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Hugging a tree sounds

Posted on Fri, 07 Aug 2020

Hugging a tree sounds like a great idea, a teddybear too is very affective!

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Posted in Needing Hugs

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PS.

Posted on Thu, 06 Aug 2020

My comment was very sincere. By the way I think the age restriction is unnecessary, it may apply for some of the other episodes.

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Gripping

Posted on Thu, 06 Aug 2020

Gripping. Brilliant. You must be a professional writer, Gawain Gnosta, if you wrote a book I would buy it and read it.

All the best! Tom Brown

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Posted in Disenchantment 10

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