'Don't ask, don't tell': Good policy

by Pat Boone -- Roger was such a great guy, one of my best friends. Unfailingly upbeat, jolly, energetic and caring. He'd go out of his way to help anybody, anytime. He more…

When the teapot boils over

by Pat Boone -- Double, double toil and trouble … "Macbeth," Act 4, scene 1 In Shakespeare's famous classic, the Bard depicted three Scottish witches incanting over a boiling cauldron, conjuring up more…

A tale of 2 kingdoms

by Pat Boone -- There are two kingdoms in this world – and only two. One kingdom is the material, visible, tangible one we see all around us. The other is usually more…

Joy to the world, peace on Earth

by Pat Boone -- It came upon the midnight clear, that glorious song of old From angels bending near the earth, to touch their harps of gold. "Peace on the earth, good more…

The pain – and penalty – of tolerance

by Pat Boone -- Tolerance is good. Intolerance is bad. Right? Not always, in either case. Consider. One of the primary definitions of tolerance is "the capacity to endure hardship and suffering." more…

Government – of, by and for the government

by Pat Boone -- How many of us have memorized Abraham Lincoln's immortal words from his Gettysburg address? "… that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not more…

Cross purposes

by Pat Boone -- I've mentioned here before that each Veterans Day, Memorial Day and Independence Day, sometimes Thanksgiving Day as well, I make my way to the huge, beautiful Veterans' Cemetery more…

Sane, scientific facts about global warming

by Pat Boone -- In just days from now, our president will be in Copenhagen with a large group of influential people from around the world, discussing what immediate and long-term measures more…

Bring our troops home, Part 2

by Pat Boone -- I received an amazing response to my last column, in which I called loudly for the president – trying desperately to decide what to do in his newfound more…

Let's bring the boys home now

by Pat Boone -- As I try to do every Veterans and Memorial Day, I spent some time Wednesday walking among the grave markers in the vast, beautiful but somber Veteran's Cemetery more…