Peruta v. California

The NRA is a true grass-roots organization, and the collective power of its membership is simply unparalleled—Thom Tillis

With The United States Supreme Court passing on Peruta v. California  (a case involving conceal carry outside of the home), and lower courts split on numerous Second Amendment cases, I suspect the NRA will not allow this issue to go away anytime soon. 

Odds are that another gun rights case will come before the court sooner than later; after all, it’s been nearly 10-years since the justices have decided on a major Second Amendment issue. 

In a strongly worded statement by NRA-ILA Director Chris Cox, he makes no bones about where the NRA stands on SCOTUS’s snub of Peruta v. California. 

NRA’s Clout will surely drive this issue forward and force SCOTUS to make another landmark decision on a second amendment case. It will be interesting to watch how this political drama plays out. 


Honey Peach BBQ Chicken Tacos — Cooking with a Wallflower

This is something I can’t wait to try. It’s from one of my favorite bloggers, Cooking with a Wallflower…

This post is sponsored by Foster Farms Simply Raised Chicken. All opinions are my own. Soft tacos filled with mixed greens, honey peach BBQ shredded chicken, diced tomatoes, corn, and shredded mozzarella. These summery honey peach bbq chicken tacos are super easy to make and absolutely delicious. It’s the end of the summer, which means…

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Memorial Day 2016 — Pacific Paratrooper

The willingness of America’s veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude–Jeff Miller

Memorial Day is a special Holiday that is too often overlooked. Take a moment and read this poem, then reflect on the sacrifices of America’s finest. A Crow’s View

The following is rebloged from Pacific Paratrooper:

The Things That Make a Soldier Great The things that make a soldier great and send him out to die, To face the flaming cannon’s mouth, nor ever question why, Are lilacs by a little porch, the row of tulips red, The peonies and pansies, too, the old petunia bed, The grass plot where his […]

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Bob Sinclair, A True Pioneer

If the Wright brothers hadn’t put their lives on the line, we would not be flying around the world these days. So we need pioneers~Felix Baumgartner

Screen Shot 2015-11-30 at 9.20.46 PMIt’s been a year since a true skydiving pioneer passed away. He was a man who pushed the boundaries of the sport, yet remained obscure to the general public.

His innovation of the “buddy system” skydiving method, creation of the 35mm helmet-mounted camera and skydiving videography helped to revolutionize the sport. He probably single-handedly introduced skydiving to millions of people.

In the early 1960s, Mr. Sinclair’s worked on scores of television shows, commercials, and motion pictures, along with taking the reigning king of late-night TV, Johnny Carson, on a skydive in 1968.

It would be remiss not to mark his passing without sharing a few blogs and articles about this remarkable man.

Below are links to some of the best written memories of Mr. Sinclair.

Blue Skies,


Skydiving Museum Article



Halloween WWII Style

🎃Happy Halloween🎃
“The farther we’ve gotten from the magic and mystery of our past, the more we’ve come to need Halloween-Paula Curan

For the Halloween Holiday, I’m reblogging an interesting piece by one of my favorite bloggers. It’s well worth the read and you may learn something. 

Source: Halloween WWII Style

Chocolate Covered Strawberries S’mores

This is an interesting twist on a favorite summer time staple. –A Crows View

Feature photo by “Cooking With A Wallflower” blog. 

Fresh sweet strawberries covered with melted chocolate and marshmallows between graham crackers. These chocolate covered strawberries s’mores are the ultimate summer treats.

via Chocolate Covered Strawberries S’mores.