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Pollitici Meliora

By Frank Thompson

The author of To Iruska (click here) was much more than one of Iris Murdoch’s early boyfriends. Scholar, soldier and poet, his heroic death made him one of the most famous casualties of the Second World War, inspiring at least three books, one by his brother, the historian E.P Thompson, and most recently Peter Conradi’s  A Very English Hero: The Making of Frank Thompson (2012) . 142 more words

Poetry

To Irushka

By Frank Thompson, Iris Murdoch’s first love

     

In 1939 Iris Murdoch, the 20-year-old future novelist, met fellow student and poet, Frank Thompson, in Oxford. It was first love for both, albeit chaste; they were both virgins when he was called up later the same year. 588 more words

Poetry

Stained Glass--Copper Foil and Came

I enjoy this stage. After ensuring each piece is numbered, I gather a section of the small pieces and place them in a zip lock baggy. 263 more words

CHEAP DRINKIN' WEDNESDAY - WEEK 2: COLT 45

by FRANK THOMPSON

If you can’t trust Billy Dee Williams, friends, who can you trust? I mean, this man brought an intergalactic Rat-Pack-style cool to the Star Wars saga. 813 more words

Cheap Drinkin' Wednesday - Week 1: Happy Juice

by FRANK THOMPSON

Welcome, friends, to the kickoff of Cheap Drinkin’ Wednesday! This no-doubt-soon-to-be-famous weekly look at the less expensive beverages on offer around our fair city will hopefully enlighten as well as entertain. 875 more words

Booze

AN EVENING OUT - PART II

BY FRANK THOMPSON

Well, it’s been about a month since I last posted, but with all the plasma “donating”, yard sales, scratch-off lottery investments, negotiations over day-old pastries, fighting winos for discarded garments, and other activities related to being Broke In Columbia, I’ve been rather busy. 1,163 more words

Stained Glass-Equipment Needed

Board with 90 degree angled edge          Soldering iron in stand + 2 glass cutting tools

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My first experience making Stained Glass was in a Leisure Learning class at our local University, McNeese State, taught by Frank Thompson. 152 more words