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

Disability and employment

One wonders how people with a mental illness qualify in sport. They are disabled but usually not physical in any way so they must compete on even...

The guy

There was once a guy. On a typical day in the life of the guy he was woken by his mother's domestic worker with a mug of sweet tea next to his bed...
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Bible Punching

They see you coming from a mile. It is often really really hard to break loose once they have their grip. They are wolves in sheep's clothes...

A pudding of proofs

'Can you do Addition?' the White Queen said. 'What's one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one?' 'I don't know',...

Words at play

Take care of the sense, and the sounds will take care of themselves. –Lewis Carroll Riddles and rhymes I am light I am dark I can bend I can't break...

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