I have 188 stories published in
20 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 141053 times and 9 of my stories have been cherry picked.
235 of my 1,886 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 240 votes
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.
235 of my comments have received 240 Great Feedback votes
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! TomRead full comment
Posted in November Bloom
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...Read full comment
Posted in Bands, Beers and Old Boyfriends
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...Read full comment
Posted in Yesterday I saw a rainbow
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