Tom Brown

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Tom Brown

Apart from studies in the natural sciences I am interested in languages and literature in general as well as religion. Lately I have been writing more popular general interest essays and also trying for a bit of balance with mathematics and while keeping things understandable for most people.

I am South-African born and bred. At high school I excelled in science and mathematics competitions and completed two years of mechanical engineering with very good results. That didn't work out due to ill health. I have had permanent teaching positions at Unisa and at Wits.

Graduating with an MSc under WK Bartoszek (Unisa 1997) and a PhD under N Sauer (Pretoria 2006) formal interests would be in abstract analysis: Markov operators and stochastic processes; vector valued Laplace transforms applied to semigroups and families of evolution equations (empathies). It has now been quite a while since I was academically active I don't have much published. The way things have developed was beyond my control and I am very isolated.

Favourite authors are Jules Verne, HG Wells and Jack London, Shakespeare and poets William Blake and Dylan Thomas. I like adventure, 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, and for supper an ox-tail stew. I like eating out romantic. For recreation nature hikes, camping and fishing, listening to good music and reading, classics mostly, and good movies. I love dogs my best one was a Maltese poodle Freddy. I love rain and lightning thunderstorms and rainbows. As well as writing and publishing here on Abctales.

God is in the details. God is in the timing.

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The Mathematician

One could go to his office with a problem anytime. It was correspondence university so there weren't too many students to be a bother. You could ask...
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Half - A - Bottle

cap cap cap off coke mix mix sweet thirst coke the bottle coca-cola lots of- ice double brandy lift glasses cheers! happiness vile brandy brandy...

Orbits and Timed Rotations

Suppose we had a situation where the orbital angular velocity equals that of rotational spin in some two-body system such as you have in the earth-...

Attack and destroy!

In the mini bus our motto was “Val aan en vernietig!” Attack and destroy! For our away matches the team spirit was more like a rock band than a chess...
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Cherry

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...

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234 of my comments have received 239 Great Feedback votes

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My sentiments exactly

Posted on Wed, 20 May 2020

My sentiments exactly. A big thank-you Abc and well done!

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Posted in ABC Tales Rocks !

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Perhaps they were not at home

Posted on Mon, 13 Apr 2020

Perhaps they were not at home maybe you should try again? All the same I'm sure it's fine I'm sure they won't mind for you to take a photo of their rainbow cross. You could perhaps just leave a note?

Your husband sounds like a very kind...

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Posted in The Alternative Rainbow.

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"I thought about the driver

Posted on Thu, 07 May 2020

"I thought about the driver. Concentrating. Sitting in his cabin. Eyes focused on the vanishing point. Mind on the minutiae of his day".

I always believed train drivers sleep most of the time Kevin I mean it doesn't take much to steer a...

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Posted in When the light fades

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Another beautiful nature poem

Posted on Sun, 03 May 2020

Another beautiful nature poem Richard always quality work. Excellent with the regular posts I myself don't manage so many.

Hope things are looking up in Canada it's just getting worse here and they expect the peak infection rate only in...

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Posted in This Tide of Ocean (2)

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One of those things

Posted on Mon, 13 Apr 2020

One of those things you'll always regret Janet, let's call is sociophopia or just plain fear of rejection. Of course aggravated severly by lockdowns. Sometime one needs terrific courage it is true.

Can't you go around there again take a...

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Posted in The Alternative Rainbow.

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They call it mindfulness

Posted on Mon, 27 Apr 2020

They call it mindfulness, one can learn it and practice it it is supposed to be very good for you. Will check out your link Rhiannon.

Hello Kevin! Good to be reminded that we are often so surrounded by beauty that we don't notice it. Made...

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Posted in La belleza

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Richard has a lot of poems published

Posted on Mon, 13 Apr 2020

Richard has a lot of poems published formally (in print). Check out his profile.

Tom

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Posted in There is No End

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Homely, pure, fluent and very sincere

Posted on Tue, 14 Apr 2020

Homely, pure, fluent and very sincere. A heaven in a wild flower.

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Posted in An Audience

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Had to think of it a bit

Posted on Mon, 13 Apr 2020

Had to think of it a bit, you know too much of a good thing etc --

To me it sounds fine everything being in rainbow colours, certainly not all just black and white maybe you should give it a try? And really it is hard to remain hopeful and...

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Posted in The Alternative Rainbow.

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War brings out the worst

Posted on Tue, 07 Apr 2020

War brings out the worst in people, and also the best.

Make love not war! Tom

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Posted in "I Hope He Dies!"

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