Tom Brown

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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

Love & War

A man is like a wooden plank floor. If you nail him properly at the start you can walk over him the rest of your life. When do you know that you have...

Men and Boys

Babies on the back seat cause accidents. Accidents on the back seat cause babies. There are three stages of man– He believes in Father Christmas He...

Shots and Shocks

“Do you drink? “Bit early. Just a quick double. “Have you been troubled by immoral thoughts? “No doctor. I rather enjoy them.” “And now? “No thanks...


Boys' night out. The steps to getting thrashed. You become handsome You become charming You get funny You get clever You get strong You get beaten up...


Two goofed beatnix walk along the road, a fighter jet coming over low bursts into flames “Hey dúde! Dig that crazy pop-up toaster!” Two hippies...