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.

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Jokes aside!

Wait! Shake-Shake! Shaky-shaky-shaky! Bubblegum-Milkshaky! - Did you see “Kissing Frogs” by Prince Cha Ming? - Great Expectations Have you read “To...

Covid Optimism

South Africa Freedom Day Today we celebrate the freedom of our young rainbow nation and our beautiful land and give thanks and gratitude in prayer...
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A little challenge

A problem from my post of Infinite Series, find the sum as just a simple formula (a rational function) of: 1 + 1/4 + 1/9 + 1/16 + ... + 1/n²

Infinite Series

The essay is meant for people with some after-school mathematics training and just to understand some theory it is not meant as rigorous at all just...

My brother also has a Humpty Dumpty (IP)

My brother also has a Georgy Porgy one: Humpty Dumpty pudding and pie Bombed the Arabs and watched them die But when Korea came out to play Humpty...

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228 of my comments have received 233 Great Feedback votes

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Beautiful tribute

Posted on Tue, 20 Apr 2021

Beautiful tribute. All the best! Tom Brown

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Posted in I Lost A Neighbor And A Friend

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Is it really as bad as that?

Posted on Tue, 06 Apr 2021

Shadows and Silence. Is it really as bad as that? Do you know the poem of William Blake, The Garden of Love?

Cheers Mark keep well! Tom Brown

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Posted in Shadows and Silence

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True

Posted on Sat, 03 Apr 2021

True

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Posted in Time

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The Touchstone Mark

Posted on Thu, 01 Apr 2021

The Touchstone Mark, that is then the Cross?

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Posted in I've Wandered Too Far From The Touchstone

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You know your

Posted on Tue, 16 Mar 2021

You know your story you did your research hey Paul? (Apart from the myths?) but as given your facts actually look quite in order but the geometry is actually very simple pencil and paper. As is a lot of geography.

Keep well! Tom

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Posted in Vernal Equinox

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Once I met a guy who made

Posted on Mon, 25 Jan 2021

Once I met a guy who made a living with sand sculptures in the beach they called him the sandman. He was a very wise man I spent some nights there by him he learnt me some valuable things.

Yes, in the end, we all live in sandcastles or...

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Lovely meditation Jenny!

Posted on Sun, 10 Jan 2021

Lovely meditation Jenny! Sounds a lot like camping in the wild in nature! And beautiful poetery definitely inspired. Someone told me the medicine-doctor (sjaman) took an aloe's juice to see visions it is an hallucigen. Like magic mushrooms but...

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Posted in Freeing My Spirit

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Well done

Posted on Fri, 08 Jan 2021

Well done

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Posted in The Dead Cat

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Buddies, peer pressure

Posted on Fri, 08 Jan 2021

Buddies, peer pressure, smoking cigarettes a misspent youth can't tell me everything.

Do you know about Schrodinger's cat? It is like opening a new story on Abc. I don't fall for the cat in a box I think it's nonsense.

Keep well! ...

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Posted in The Dead Cat

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I don't understand much of this

Posted on Thu, 31 Dec 2020

I don't understand much of this honestly. How does this all relate to Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde? Are you saying they are inherently the same person? The one good, and the other evil. Like in eastern religions the ying-yang?

Although I must say...

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Posted in Sunday Character

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