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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!
176 of my comments have received 178 Great Feedback votes
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...Read full comment
Posted in Here Be Dragons
Once I met a guy who made
Posted on Mon, 25 Jan 2021
Once I met a guy who made a living with sand sculptures in the beach they called him the sandman. He was a very wise man I spent some nights there by him he learnt me some valuable things.
Yes, in the end, we all live in sandcastles or...Read full comment
Posted in Sandcastle
Lovely meditation Jenny!
Posted on Sun, 10 Jan 2021
Lovely meditation Jenny! Sounds a lot like camping in the wild in nature! And beautiful poetery definitely inspired. Someone told me the medicine-doctor (sjaman) took an aloe's juice to see visions it is an hallucigen. Like magic mushrooms but...Read full comment
Posted in Freeing My Spirit
Buddies, peer pressure
Posted on Fri, 08 Jan 2021
Buddies, peer pressure, smoking cigarettes a misspent youth can't tell me everything.
Do you know about Schrodinger's cat? It is like opening a new story on Abc. I don't fall for the cat in a box I think it's nonsense.
Keep well! ...Read full comment
Posted in The Dead Cat
I don't understand much of this
Posted on Thu, 31 Dec 2020
I don't understand much of this honestly. How does this all relate to Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde? Are you saying they are inherently the same person? The one good, and the other evil. Like in eastern religions the ying-yang?
Although I must say...Read full comment
Posted in Sunday Character
Tricky "I had to do it
Posted on Thu, 31 Dec 2020
Tricky "I had to do it; Mother Nature let me down. I should take a picture on my phone. Everybody does." Then the ending open, mysterious, just guesswork.
A selfie with a (your victim's) freshly murdered corpse that's a new one.
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Posted in Happy New Year
Posted on Fri, 27 Nov 2020
Heavy going. Good story good prose -TomRead full comment
They are cute aren't they?
Posted on Tue, 08 Dec 2020
They are cute aren't they? Very! I like to think is because evolution that baby mammals are so cute and adorable! Funny but it looks like it might be a chicken vs egg situation. They are so helpless and innocent. On the other hand don't mess with...Read full comment
Posted in All Around The World, It Is The Same.