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

Jacques: Picking up pebbles

Picking up pebbles and throwing them into the sea See the days of my childhood The white foam comes washing them all back to me When he was still a...

Jacques: Whole of the Moon

My brother is a lover and a poet, an unashamed dreamer with a brilliant fearless imagination. I saw the crescent, you saw the whole of the Moon –...

Teddybear Train

It was Charlie Bear's first train ride! An adventure into the great big world. He felt a bit scared but really he couldn't wait. There were all new...

The Flag

Make no mistake South-Africa was preparing for full scale war. The enemy being “The Communists” with the “state religion” of Atheism, who were...


Vinnig langs die paadjie trippel Mabalêl; Vrolik klink die liedjie Wat die klingilinge van haar enkelringe vergesel. Op die voetpad sy alleen, Met...