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

Glowing Embers

Flames in ancient African fires dwindling, Wisdom is sold in the desolate market where none can come to buy, and in the whithered field where the...
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The Wisdom Of Solomon

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and...

Ancient Wisdom

Knowledge is better than riches, virtue is better than wealth Not to know is bad, not to wish to know is worse Advise and council him, if he does not...

What is Wisdom?

What is Wisdom? Small minds talk about things Ordinary minds talk about people Great minds talk about ideas * A fool doesn't learn from his mistakes...

Proverbs Of Africa

Proverbs are the daughters of experience ~ To forget a wrong is the best revenge To lose one's way is a way of finding it The road of excess leads to...
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234 of my comments have received 239 Great Feedback votes

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Thanks

Posted on Sat, 04 Jul 2020

Thanks brother!

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Posted in Attack and destroy!

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27 comments

Posted on Sat, 27 Jun 2020

27 comments plus this one. That takes some doing.

To be honest, I feel a bit jealous. Tom

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Posted in Pad Life 12: Summer's Here!

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I found the strangest thing

Posted on Mon, 29 Jun 2020

I found the strangest thing about living alone is having your meals alone. Just instant oats and banana bread. One thing though you can get a terrific amount of work done.

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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...

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Posted in Living In Another Era.

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I did have a happy childhood

Posted on Thu, 04 Jun 2020

I did have a happy childhood just remember some parts better than others!

Have a good day! Tom

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Posted in The bottle and spanner

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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...

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Posted in The bottle and spanner

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Thanks Claudine

Posted on Thu, 04 Jun 2020

Thanks Claudine. Glad to hear from you. I do have many semi-biography stories like this already in my collection "WILD" but there still are many more.

Thank you very much for the superb work as an editor we appreciate it greatly. I am a...

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Posted in The bottle and spanner

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Just goes to show

Posted on Sun, 24 May 2020

Just goes to show, a dog is a man's best friend! What is your favourite dog breed Richard? They say the most popular breed worldwide is a Labrador retriever. When I was young I had a Rottweiler - Doberman cross. Bloodthirsty murderous a killer....

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Posted in Early Morning Farm

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It doesn't

Posted on Mon, 25 May 2020

It doesn't look like democracy works.

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Posted in Tread Where?

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I've got the same

Posted on Mon, 13 Apr 2020

I've got the same problem. Technophobia. What is twitter? Fasebook? Do you know? Is there a meanual? These hundreds of the newfangled things like apps and viewtube serious I don't know anything about it. A waste of time if you ask me. I do Abc...

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Posted in The Alternative Rainbow.

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