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.

My stories

2 Elusive Answers

Indeed it sounds like a standard exercise to establish the story of how the Earth-Moon came to be, then we can leave it and get on with the Big-Bang...

Abc Print

Abctales is a publisher in full right. Why would you want to publish (printed page)? You get hundred times more exposure on the web and "it's all...

A warm dream

One of my favourite dreams I have a dream of warm love and yes the glowing embers! How incredibly romantic. As in silence darkness draws near sacred...

4 Model of the Moon-Earth

We assume the Earth and the Moon are solid spheres of respective known masses as well as moments of inertia. The Moon orbit is circular and the...

1 The Moon: Science and Mystery

From the earliest times men have been fascinated by the Moon, a cold desolate beauty, calm, serene, a light for the dark, wise and knowing, a witness...


242 of my comments have received 247 Great Feedback votes

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One of my friends

Posted on Sat, 07 Mar 2020

One of my friends says you must have balls to be gay, yes I can imagine.

All the best! More of a lesbian myself! Tom

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Posted in Hiding places

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The difference

Posted on Fri, 28 Feb 2020

The difference is the size of their toys. My very earliest memories are of little toy matchbox cars and later on skalectrix and posters. It was a great treat we usually got a new one as remorse of the dads after your hiding.

Frogs and...

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Posted in Cars

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Sounds wonderful!

Posted on Mon, 17 Feb 2020

Sounds wonderful! But life doesn't end with a kiss, it starts with a kiss!

Cheers Richard! Tom

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Posted in The Strength I Feel

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Richard I believe

Posted on Mon, 17 Feb 2020

Richard I believe the harvest moon effect can be explained by the phenomenon of refraction, although I like your romantic approach more!

All the best! Tom Brown

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Posted in The Strength I Feel

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Mine is much the same story

Posted on Tue, 28 Jan 2020

Mine is much the same story Jenny these days I like soft romantic music like panflute and harp and classic guitar etc. But I still like my the Doors and Van Morrison Bob Dylan etc just the same.

Though I must say it's hard to imagine you...

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Posted in Dancing To A Different Tune

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I didn't know quite what

Posted on Wed, 01 Jan 2020

I didn't know quite what to make of this Richard. It is about joy and faith? And life? To be honest I find it a bit strange. Is there meaning in the fact you posted it on New Years day?

Experimenting in one's writing is always a good thing...

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Posted in Rhapsody

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Very good! Informative too

Posted on Fri, 03 Jan 2020

Very good! Informative too, thanks Luigi! Must say the image of a lantern and the form/shape is brilliant. One gets that right only now and then and even seldom.

I hope we'll see more of these! Tom

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Posted in A Chinese Lantern

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Makes one think

Posted on Fri, 10 May 2019

Makes one think- in the end we all fall and shatter unseen- irreversable. Like a mirror.

Cheers Robert! Long life! Tom Brown

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Posted in We refract - a poem

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Simple and very sincere

Posted on Tue, 31 Dec 2019

Simple and very sincere a beautiful poem Richard! Such a gesture means a lot to a woman. They appreciate it always it makes her feel special. I agree with you about the donations my brother also does his due each year religiously. Doesn't have to...

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Posted in For My Wife

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I am very sorry to hear

Posted on Thu, 26 Dec 2019

I am very sorry to hear of the misfortune Richard. It is terribly sad. We are with you and loved ones in our thoughts and prayers and we too hope for recovery. Everything is possible with God.

The Browns

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Posted in Dear Jesus