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My stories have been read 76487 times and 5 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!

 

My stories

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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The Nature of Numbers

For interest's sake we discuss different types of numbers: ordinals, cardinals as well as measures, and just names. The first is a count in order as...

N1 Highway

This stretch of road they call the hell highway, past near that familiar silhouette of the famous ghost house of Pretoria. My brother had an accident...

Our President

Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa A High School Essay December 2019 The apartheid secret police had him in solitary for eleven months. Can you imagine how...
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123 of my comments have received 125 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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The Eagle

Posted on Fri, 27 Mar 2020

You outdid yourself this time Richard, masterful! Do you now this poem by Lord Tennyson?

The Eagle

He clasps the crag with crooked hands; close to the sun in lonely lands, ring'd with the azure world, he stands. The wrinkled sea...

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Posted in Eagle-Swoop

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"His eyes are saying goodbye"

Posted on Mon, 23 Mar 2020

"His eyes are saying goodbye", you are capable of very sensitive very tender writing Richard. But some of this is a little puzzling one should have a bit more background I think.

All the best! Goodnight!

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Posted in His Eyes

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Heartbreaking

Posted on Sun, 22 Mar 2020

Heartbreaking

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Posted in He Knew

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Certainly good advice

Posted on Sat, 21 Mar 2020

Certainly good advice Richard and practical. There is a similar poem by Rudyard Kipling.

Hope you are well! Tom

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Posted in Tall Walking

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It's difficult to ask forgiveness

Posted on Wed, 18 Mar 2020

It's difficult to ask forgiveness for sins you know you will commit. Nobody knows the trouble I've seen, nobody knows ...

Thanks Richard!

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Posted in Seasons

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Yes I have noticed Richard

Posted on Tue, 03 Mar 2020

Yes I have noticed Richard and it makes a lot of sense. You leave the pauses and stops, feelings and nuances over to the reader it makes everything much more natural and fluent. The interpretations are lot more flexible as such.

The...

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Posted in Oh Sweet Lullaby

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The free rhyme

Posted on Tue, 03 Mar 2020

The free ryme is beautiful it is always so much more natural than fixed patterns, that is better left to the masters.

Your sentiments are wonderful Richard! Tom

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Posted in Oh Sweet Lullaby

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Lead me

Posted on Sun, 08 Mar 2020

Lead me in your rightious ways. Search me o God, and know my heart.

No privacy here hey?! You cannot decieve yourself you cannot hide anything. But He is not only watching us but also always watches over us!

Have a great week...

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Posted in The Wonder of his watching

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