Tom Brown

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My stories have been read 141048 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

Many Rainbows

A real rainbow, one in the sky, comes together with rain after an afternoon shower. Usually fragments only pieces between patches cloud can be seen...
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The Wonder of a Rainbow

There it was. Glorious. Wondrous. Grand. Royal. Yesterday afternoon I saw a rainbow. It was just now and it was only the second one this year. There...

∫iv A perfect game of Chess

In principle finding a perfect chess game seems to be a reasonably straightforward formulated problem in discrete mathematics. To find a method and...

Dear friend Paddington

 Master Paddington Bear 32 Windsor Gardens London England My dear friend Paddington! Thanks for your letter and coming to visit us. You're already...

South-African Pastimes

Why have a picnic when you can put the table cloth under the table sit on the floor and throw sand over the food? On a sunny day by the seaside...

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235 of my comments have received 240 Great Feedback votes

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Joseph's many coloured dreamcoat hey?

Posted on Sun, 14 Apr 2019

Joseph's many coloured dreamcoat hey? You are a granddad Richard? I believe you have mentioned it so before.

Keep well! Tom

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Posted in She Looks Great

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Lovely! A dreamlike

Posted on Thu, 11 Apr 2019

Lovely! A dreamlike contemplative mood. A childlike wonder!

Your poems make me feel happy. Tom Brown

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Posted in Cone Of Enlightenment

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ssshh!

Posted on Sat, 06 Apr 2019

ssshh!

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Posted in The Sins of the Fathers

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Heaven

Posted on Sun, 31 Mar 2013

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance imperishable, undefiled, and...

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I asked my love

Posted on Mon, 28 Jan 2019

I asked my love to take a walk just a little walk, down where the waters flow, down by the banks of the old Iho. Do you know the song Parson? Your poem also reminds me of "Diep Rivier" of Eugene Marais.

Your poem's tragic end is masterly...

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Posted in Cabin

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This is really lovely

Posted on Thu, 24 Jan 2019

This is really lovely Donna! So beautiful in its simplicity. The kind of poem I most like to read.

Keep well! Tom

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Posted in The Hills

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Lost on the internet

Posted on Fri, 25 Jan 2019

So true &

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Posted in 21st Century Kids

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This one guy

Posted on Thu, 24 Jan 2019

This one guy called a friend of mine "deep" so he answered "Then you must be shallow". Reminds of Shakespeare hey? Fascinating dialogue yes. Couragous. And originail is it? Good idea- to keep it short. Good idea yes.

Tom Brown

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Posted in FactoidMan and ShallowMan

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wine

Posted on Sat, 15 Dec 2018

Indeed. Drunkenness and anger speak truthfully -Old African proverb

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Posted in In Vino Veritas

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I didn't know of this jelly

Posted on Mon, 26 Nov 2018

I didn't know of this little jelly blob thing 'till I got blind in one eye for about 2 minutes at work, so later I went to see a doctor he looked he said it's fine the same story as yours. He's got machines and stuff. It happens to everybody they...

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Posted in Vitreous Humourless

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