Tom Brown

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My stories have been read 141053 times and 9 of my stories have been cherry picked.
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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

Cherry

Fishing Magic Morning

Up early still dark excited and happy we can't wait everything is ready. We wake and get up even before the early birds the empty streets very quiet...
Cherry

Bread upon the water

We weren't actually supposed to be there but we discovered a hole in the fence you could get your bicycle in through too or lifted over the fence...

Promise of the Rainbow

The Ark The Lord said, every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth. The same day were all the fountains of...

Time and Dynamical Systems

What is Time? Cause and effect are described in laws of evolution we think of physics as in a classical framework. The evolution paths in phase space...

The Two Testaments

According to the holy scripture of the New Testament salvation is through faith, in the Old Testament it was to be earned by works and good deeds and...

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235 of my comments have received 240 Great Feedback votes

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Unreal

Posted on Tue, 26 Nov 2019

Unreal

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Posted in Canadian Woods

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I wish I could

Posted on Tue, 26 Nov 2019

I wish I could see this. Well then apart from the second stanza, heartbreaking. But it must be really incredible and as you say ancient wilderness. See you Richard!

A sense of wonder- Tom

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Posted in Canadian Woods

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One woman

Posted on Sat, 23 Nov 2019

One woman can bring a kingdom to its knees.

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Posted in Light of the World

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Lovely by any name!

Posted on Mon, 04 Nov 2019

Lovely by any name! It is wonderful to see such beauty in the ordinary things around us and they bring us hope. True beauty is within. You are good at this Rhiannon you should write more such little gems.

Keep well! Tom

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Posted in November Bloom

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You waken a deep longing

Posted on Tue, 05 Nov 2019

You waken a deep longing a forever yearning. The scent of the sea.

Lovely language. Thanks Richard! Keep well!

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Posted in A First Chance

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Courageous

Posted on Wed, 30 Oct 2019

Courageous, if at first you don't succeed .. .. Some people say that loneliness is the sickness of our time. Richard I must say your poetry has much depth these days. Excellent.

All the best! Tom Brown

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Posted in She Sits

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Thrashed

Posted on Sun, 20 Oct 2019

Thrashed. Glad that life is behind me, only the first half-an-hour is so that pleasant that warm feeling of companionship and cameraderie happy chatting laughter and that. That elusive feeling of belonging. The girls all are beautiful. Well and...

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Posted in Bands, Beers and Old Boyfriends

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Good

Posted on Mon, 14 Oct 2019

Good. One can see the work with the brush strokes.

.Paints a pretty picture! See you Richard! Tom

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Posted in Twilight Strokes

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Rainbow sighting!

Posted on Mon, 01 Jan 2018

We had some rain near Pretoria the weekend and there was a rainbow. The sky was a powdery blue and everything fresh of the rain, the colours beautiful vivid and bright.

It lingered for long it was complete the whole bow as if planted. You...

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Posted in Yesterday I saw a rainbow

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This is exactly like I

Posted on Sat, 12 Oct 2019

This is exactly like I also feel in the morning Itane. Hate it too, getup and go!! GoGo! For me staying awake comes a lot more naturally. And as late as you please. Share your wishes too it's very deep all this one must sleep over it.

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Posted in Eagerly awakening

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