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

Telling Twister Tales

Tongue twisters ~ tell-tale tale telling tale teller telling tell-tale tales - two twos thrice two to tommy two twice thrice twice thrice tommy two's...

Dying In Debt

I want to go like my gangster Uncle Buster. Five hundred million in the red. Pulled off the highway in his Porsche shot in the head they drove off he...

The Miracle Worker – Eugène Marais

Eugène Nielen Marais was a South African lawyer an advocate, naturalist, journalist and editor, writer as well as accomplished and famous hypnotist...
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Exploring a New world

Butterflies dragonflies frogs and tadpoles from streams and pools between reeds and lilies catching ladybugs and digging up earthworms under rocks...
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A world of fantasy and wonders

As a small child after an afternoon shower walking alone along the road I saw a small dirty oily puddle with all kinds of magic colours flowing into...
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176 of my comments have received 178 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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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...

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Posted in Sandcastle

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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...

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Posted in Freeing My Spirit

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Well done

Posted on Fri, 08 Jan 2021

Well done

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Posted in The Dead Cat

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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! ...

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Posted in The Dead Cat

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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...

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Posted in Sunday Character

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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

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Heavy going

Posted on Fri, 27 Nov 2020

Heavy going. Good story good prose -Tom

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Posted in The Seven Ages of Alcoholism – A Letter To My Addiction

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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...

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Posted in All Around The World, It Is The Same.

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