A Stone’s Throw: “That Abortion Play” 30 Years Later

Thirty years ago, as an undergraduate student at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, I wrote a play: A Stone’s Throw. The full-length drama was about the dilution of the human spirit forged against the willful hard-edge of moral exhumation — but my production quickly became known on campus as “That Abortion Play.” You may download an early draft of “A Stone’s Throw” on this Boles.com Prairie Voice Archive Scripts page; and here some of the reviews of the production.

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Terms of Endearment: Driving Martin Jurow

One of the biggest things to hit Lincoln, Nebraska — while I was growing up — was the hit movie “Terms of Endearment.”  That movie was shot in and around and under Lincoln and the local university, and many of its citizens, were the stars of the show.

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Defending Bob Kerrey from New School Crybabyism

Bob Kerrey is under attack at New School “University” as their current president and I am leaping to his defense.  Bob is a good son of Nebraska and he doesn’t take any guff and he isn’t good at having to put up with b.s.  Those Midwestern values have served him well as a Medal of Honor winning Navy SEAL who left a leg in Vietnam, as Governor of Nebraska, as founder of multi-million dollar businesses and as a United States Senator. Those chits, however, are not enough to placate the crybaby faculty and whimpering student body at New School — and the problems with Bob’s leadership isn’t Bob it is in the anachronistic and infantile “university” he is trying to drag into the next century of learning.

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