I have 182 stories published in
20 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 136031 times and 9 of my stories have been cherry picked.
228 of my 1,818 comments have been voted Great Feedback with a total of 233 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.
228 of my comments have received 233 Great Feedback votes
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...Read full comment
Posted in BBBB
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...Read full comment
Posted in The Railway Problem
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...Read full comment
Posted in Rowan
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.
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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...Read full comment
Posted in Thoughts Of An Oak Tree's Spirit