Tom Brown

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My stories have been read 136031 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

The Truth on Atheism

My father came home from work the one day a guy had asked him how far is heaven from earth, then said “as far as your knees are from the ground”. An...

What is the Age of the Universe?

What is the Age of the Universe? Is there such a thing? No, there is not. What would it mean? If I want to establish “The age” it would obviously...

An Exercise in Relativity

Consider the following situation: Imagine a relativistic mathematical model where a train is heading straight to the station at a speed u, distance...

Candy is dandy

A love letter is written by hand ink on paper. A little poem is a nice touch. A girl's stationary is light purple or shade of yellow a bit of perfume...
Gold cherry

Writing in the Sand

Under the early sun and clouds salt the sea and beach, splashing the shallow waves little friends play and shout with glee happily looking for shells...

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228 of my comments have received 233 Great Feedback votes

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Rhiannon you make it sound

Posted on Wed, 16 Feb 2022

Rhiannon you make it sound so wonderful! How's the fishing?

Tom

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Posted in Wonderful Ludlow View

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Really enjoyed this one

Posted on Tue, 18 Jan 2022

Really enjoyed this one. Old legends become myths? Is it so Paul? This is a very good poem working on some more stuff myself no mathematics for now.

Cheers, Pal! Tom

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Posted in Fading of Legends

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B is for soft, dark but smears

Posted on Tue, 28 Dec 2021

B is for soft, dark but smears easily. H is for hard doesn't smear but not so dark and thinner lines. There are lots of funny combinations. I would normally use HB but for technical drawing H. They recommend 2H. Gentle! A pencil lead is carbon...

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Thanks for the compliment

Posted on Tue, 30 Nov 2021

Thanks for the compliment JP Brown! Glad you learn'd something. Yes your question is a tricky one I think it is a very good argument for Evolution Theory!

Who is Superchicken? Cluck Kent, and why did he run over the street? For the...

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Posted in The Railway Problem

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I believe trees are the solution

Posted on Fri, 03 Dec 2021

I believe trees are the solution to our global warming problem and can reverse the process I have very good reasons.

Think of a tree as a factory, absorbing light energy and converting carbon dioxide and water through photosynthesis into...

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Posted in Rowan

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A comedy of errors! Enjoyed!

Posted on Sun, 28 Nov 2021

A comedy of errors! Enjoyed!

Keep wel Jenny! Tom

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Posted in Trail Of Misunderstanding

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Yes I would think your chances

Posted on Tue, 30 Nov 2021

Yes I would think your chances are better to find gold than the fountain of youth. Looks like a good story but I found it a bit incoherent. And to conquer the fountain of youth, that sounds like defeating the object.

Tom Brown

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Posted in Andrew Bradshaw Conquers the Fountain of Youth (Part 1)

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Really spoke to me

Posted on Sat, 27 Nov 2021

Really spoke to me . .. ."one seed", like mustardseed.

Keep well! Tom

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Posted in Yew

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Beautiful poem Jenny!

Posted on Tue, 16 Nov 2021

Beautiful poem Jenny! In the Hobbit stories there are ancient trees that are alive, in the sense that they can talk, and walk in their way, in the movies done brilliantly.

See you've got a silver badge in the meanwhile, wonder what it...

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Posted in Thoughts Of An Oak Tree's Spirit

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Definitely Accept!

Posted on Sun, 24 Oct 2021

Definitely Accept!

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Posted in Accept or Refuse

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