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
Someone you acknowedge just
Posted on Sun, 27 Sep 2020
Someone you acknowedge just in passing, just a nod perhaps, a "non-person". Yet he is actually one of the most important people, can you imagine how it would looked if no-one cleaned? A janitor they call him in his noble and selfless calling....Read full comment
Posted in Cleaner - County Building
Very nice Granny!
Posted on Sat, 19 Sep 2020
Very nice Granny! Kids learn contrasts and opposites, with rhymes to remember! This is how we learn and it's much better than TV and computers.
All the best, look after them to them belongs tomorrow! Tom Brown
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Posted in Kids’ Contrasts
My careers teacher banned me
Posted on Mon, 13 Jul 2020
My careers teacher banned me fro her classs for ever so I started packing my school case ans she said no I must wait for her to speak to the headmaster. This was just before the school final exam nothing came of it. Second-last period. We all...Read full comment
Posted in The Careers Teacher
It often happens
Posted on Sun, 16 Aug 2020
It often happens especially if you are too ambitious with the sizes when buying pants and instead of losing weight as hoped, you the pick up weight and this is the result. Or maybe hand-me-downs but those are usually too big.
Good luck!...Read full comment
Posted in The Boy with Tight Underpants