Tom Brown

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My stories have been read 141047 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

Mustard Seeds

And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say to this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou...

Strong and of good Courage

Einstein predicted the tremendous energies unleashed by nuclear reactions he also predicted lasers amongst more. The visionary of the genius of John...

Modern Times, Engineering and Computers

There have been many incredible accomplishments of human ingenuity and faith. In more modern times think of engineering feats such as for example the...

History and Faith

Faith has nothing to do with the supernatural. It is a matter of sober and sound mind, of imagination and visionary thought and of patience, dogged...

Sprinkler Rainbows

My father was a qualified petrol mechanic but he didn't own one new car in his life. He was very good and was reliable at his work. He had a problem...
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235 of my comments have received 240 Great Feedback votes

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Bob Dylan probably took his

Posted on Wed, 28 Feb 2018

Bob Dylan probably took his name from Dylan Thomas but that's another story. Or in other words indeed, this is the story, knocking on heaven's door.

Sorry I couldn't resist. Cheers James

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Posted in gently into the Dream

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that good night

Posted on Wed, 28 Feb 2018

Dylan Thomas-

Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

I like your peaceful quiet approach much more. Sounds much more pleasant. One thinks also of Bob Dylan and some Van Morrison. However...

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Mary-Anne I was very pleased to discover these

Posted on Sun, 28 Jan 2018

Mary-Anne I was very  pleased to discover these new poems. Your poetry is really excellent and you always treat the subject matter with sensitivity. These are mostly happy themes often with children and then more serious and sometimes heart-ache...

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Posted in Naked

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Beautiful verse! Reminds me of Narnia!

Posted on Sat, 12 Aug 2017

Beautiful verse! Reminds me of Narnia! The language is pure and has a clarity and happiness. It is interresting that you start with autumn and end with spring and summer.

You must be a born optimist! Tom

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Posted in Seasons

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He started out hedonist

Posted on Fri, 03 Nov 2017

He started out hedonist sonething like Dorian Gray but ended up like Job in the Old Testament. Wisdon is sold in the desolate market where none can to buy, and in the withered field where the farmer ploughs for bread in vain. According then to...

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Posted in Into the Light

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5.7 litre Ford V8

Posted on Mon, 24 Feb 2014

dogho-dogho dogho-dogho dogho-dogho dogho-dogho dogho-dogho

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Posted in Warra warra What-what

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Yes it's clear now, your poem

Posted on Sat, 16 Sep 2017

Yes it's clear now, your poem describes a birth, a baby, the beginnings of life and later the same, born again and to salvation. Do you have children? I don't, sometimes I think it must be nice they melt your heart. Just being themselves people...

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Posted in First Love

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Please Note!

Posted on Sat, 21 Oct 2017

Please note some facts are not meant as literal, there might also be misunderstandings. Take what you like and leave the rest.

Tom Brown

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Posted in A Mustard Seed and the Kingdom of Heaven

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Something Greater, a Higher Power

Posted on Sat, 30 Sep 2017

Something Greater, a Higher Power, Prime Mover, Creator God call Him/ It/ She what you will. Thanks for the comment! Very sensible, meaningful and sober. Eish! Tom

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Posted in To Exist

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Isn't it amazing

Posted on Wed, 20 Sep 2017

Isn't it amazing how unique a gesture can be? It's like fingerprint.

 

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Posted in The Journey

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