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I have 135 stories published in 9 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 80571 times and 6 of my stories have been cherry picked.
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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!

 

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The bottle and spanner

I came into this world with a bottle in one hand and a spanner in the other, in my nappies I didn't know what I was in for. My dad explained the moon...

Classifieds

Second-hand Column For Sale: Vintage. Used Female. One owner. Sports Model. Year of Manufacture; 1975. High mileage open road. Regular services...

2020 South Africa 80s'

There have been many stories and books movies and documentaries about struggle heroes freedom fighters and the terrible suffering under apartheid and...

Naïve set theory

The cardinality of a set would give how many elements it has. An "infinite set" can be characterised as a set being equivalent to a strict subset of...

The concept Zero

The very simple concept of Zero (“null” or “naught” or “nothing”) as in effect a number, contributed greatly to a dramatic development of modern...
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147 of my comments have received 149 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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27 comments

Posted on Sat, 27 Jun 2020

27 comments plus this one. That takes some doing.

To be honest, I feel a bit jealous. Tom

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Posted in Pad Life: Summer's Here!

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I found the strangest thing

Posted on Mon, 29 Jun 2020

I found the strangest thing about living alone is having your meals alone. Just instant oats and banana bread. One thing though you can get a terrific amount of work done.

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Posted in Missing

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Like your husband here Janet

Posted on Fri, 12 Jun 2020

Like your husband here Janet, my mother said she was glad she lives in the 20th century for the modern medicines and doctors. It does make sense we are spared a lot of sufferring. Ironically and tragically she herself suffered terribly at the end...

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Posted in Living In Another Era.

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I did have a happy childhood

Posted on Thu, 04 Jun 2020

I did have a happy childhood just remember some parts better than others!

Have a good day! Tom

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Posted in The bottle and spanner

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Writing certainly helps one deal

Posted on Thu, 04 Jun 2020

Writing certainly helps one deal with deep issues and things that happened long ago. Sometimes it is easier to write than talk, and writing down helps to organise your thoughts.

Keep well Jenny, thanks for the comment I feel very important...

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Posted in The bottle and spanner

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Thanks Claudine

Posted on Thu, 04 Jun 2020

Thanks Claudine. Glad to hear from you. I do have many semi-biography stories like this already in my collection "WILD" but there still are many more.

Thank you very much for the superb work as an editor we appreciate it greatly. I am a...

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Posted in The bottle and spanner

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Just goes to show

Posted on Sun, 24 May 2020

Just goes to show, a dog is a man's best friend! What is your favourite dog breed Richard? They say the most popular breed worldwide is a Labrador retriever. When I was young I had a Rottweiler - Doberman cross. Bloodthirsty murderous a killer....

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Posted in Early Morning Farm

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It doesn't

Posted on Mon, 25 May 2020

It doesn't look like democracy works.

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Posted in Tread Where?

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