Salem Witch Walk Review – Salem MA

The Salem Witch Walk was definitely the highlight of our trip to Salem. Sam, our tour guide did an awesome job making the tour fun, entertaining, and informative.

She is one of the most positive, energetic people I’ve ever met and she did a great job making our Witch Walk tour a fun and interesting event.

What it is:

  • A bit of a history lesson.
  • A little bit of modern day witch education. (All of which was done in good taste and in a very positive, non judgmental way.)
  • A lot of fun with a very knowledgeable young lady.

What it’s not:

  • Heavy.
  • Scary.
  • Dark or ominous.
  • A pitch to get you into a new religion.

The walk does make a circuit around downtown and Sam does an excellent job pointing out what was there and what has changed. She also makes some excellent points about life in general that are true regardless of your religion.

Thank you so much Sam for taking my family and myself on this awesome and fun tour. It was the highlight of our day in Salem.

I’d also suggest spending some time in Crow haven Corner, the “home base” for the Witch Walk. They have some very cool stuff and the staff is very friendly and knowledgeable.

Left to right – Ry (my youngest) – Sam (Witch & tour guide) – Shell (my wife)

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Wake Up New Jersey!!!

If you live in New Jersey and this fact doesn’t make you jump and up down with anger you are just an idiot.

“…the amount of fees the state pays financial managers has more than tripled since Christie assumed office.  New Jersey is now one of America’s largest investors in hedge funds.The “maximized returns” have yet to materialize.”

Our large and in charge Governor Christie has screwed over the pension fund, all while blaming the pensioners themselves for shortfalls and other issues they had no ability to change. The only thing they did wrong was believe what their state government told them about their retirement accounts when they were hired.

Instead, Christie lets the elite bankers rape and skim the funds, all while the working class get screwed.


Many thanks to Susie Madrak for the original article.

Benelli M2 Vs. Remington Versa Max Part 2

Okay, my new baby finally came in and I went to my local Cabelas and picked her up. (Thanks to Ken at the store at the Christiana Mall for all your help.)

I got a little flack for my decision to go with a shotgun made outside the USA. It was a hard decision, but in the end I think it was the right one for me. I have three 870’s, and I love them. They are rock solid, and they have and I know they will serve me well.

In terms of the Benelli M2, it came down to a single issue for me. Gas guns are dirtier than inertia, and getting the the Versa Max meant tearing down the gun and soaking & scrubbing the pistons.
2014_Remington_VersaMaxCleaning2To me, this means eventually having the shotgun lock up, and potentially when I needed it the most.

I know, I know, the M2 would eventually fail without regular maintenance, but I’d argue that it is going to go further between failures than any gas gun if you ran them side by side, round after round. I just don’t see how it could be any other way.

And now that the local Sporting Clay Range is open again, it is time to go run some rounds through my new baby.2014_Benelli_M2