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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
Thanks! Yes it is so
Posted on Wed, 29 Jul 2020
Thanks! Yes it is so and I've had my few. There is an old proverb that goes something like, 'when the student is ready the teacher is set.' Mathematicians are a one kind of individualists. A type of allsorts each unique.
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Posted in The Mathematician
Like your husband here Janet
Posted on Fri, 12 Jun 2020
Like your husband here Janet, my mother said she was glad she lives in the 20th century for the modern medicines and doctors. It does make sense we are spared a lot of sufferring. Ironically and tragically she herself suffered terribly at the end...Read full comment
Posted in Living In Another Era.
Writing certainly helps one deal
Posted on Thu, 04 Jun 2020
Writing certainly helps one deal with deep issues and things that happened long ago. Sometimes it is easier to write than talk, and writing down helps to organise your thoughts.
Keep well Jenny, thanks for the comment I feel very important...Read full comment
Posted in The bottle and spanner