I have 188 stories published in
20 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 141048 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
International Youth Science Fortnight
Posted on Thu, 12 Sep 2019
Yes Rhiannon I attended the international youth science fortnight in London in 1983 I could attend because I had a top place in our National Science Olympiad. The next year I achieved an even higher place but was unable to attend again.
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Posted in Black Taff – FreshTaff
The Amazon rainforests
Posted on Sat, 17 Aug 2019
The Amazon rainforests' wildlife you may stand a chance Luigi but you can forget about it's tribes. The western way of life the greed and yearning for comfort and ease is taking over everywhere. It seems unstoppable. As for the planting of trees...Read full comment
Posted in Mark My Words