July 4th pics

July 9th, 2010 by Alec Usticke

Pictures (and videos!) from the Ruzzi’s 21st Annual July 4th Party have been posted to our photo gallery. Yay!

Saffy’s Spice Jar Collection

July 8th, 2010 by Alec Usticke

Saffy’s spice jar collection has grown considerably since we last mentioned it.

More pics

July 3rd, 2010 by Alec Usticke

Added more pictures to our family gallery: August 2009 to June 2010.

Camp Inquiry

June 27th, 2010 by Alec Usticke

The kids are going to sleepaway camp this year. They’ll be at Camp Inquiry for a week next month. The camp’s mission:

This is a place where kids can be themselves. We work toward helping youth confront the challenges of living a non-theistic/secular lifestyle in a world dominated by religious belief and pseudoscience. Grounded on the conviction that kids can begin establishing habits of the good and ethical life early on, Camp Inquiry 2010 adopts a three-part focus: The arts and sciences, the skeptical perspective, and ethical character development comprise an integrated approach to this “Age of Discovery”.

The speakers list is pretty impressive and includes James Randi and Dale McGowan. I’m jealous!

Coney Island Mermaid Parade

June 26th, 2010 by Alec Usticke

The Coney Island Mermaid Parade was last weekend, and I’ve uploaded a ton of pictures. Enjoy!

Blog converted to WordPress

June 26th, 2010 by Alec Usticke

I previously used Blogger for our family blog, but they abandoned FTP support, so I had to abandon them and switch to WordPress.

Hopefully everything converted over correctly and all the old links still work. Some of the formatting on old posts may not look so pretty though.


September 19th, 2009 by Alec Usticke

Westchester Gaming Group’s first annual (hopefully) WGGCon is Friday through Sunday, Sept. 25-27, 2009.

Featuring two nights of gaming and (very little) roughing it.

We have a cabin rented at Croton Point Park, that has three bedrooms, a dining area with table, frig, and electricity. We’re very close to Elliot’s place (and civilization) so we can run out for supplies, games, and food as needed.

WGG mailing list
WGGCon on Facebook
WGGCon on Meetup.com

Map of Croton Point Park. Cabins are all the way at the very botton tip.
Blurry picture of cabin
Cabin kitchen
Lovely artwork!
One of three bedrooms
Covered picnic tables just across the lawn

Gen Con 2009

September 4th, 2009 by Alec Usticke

Gen Con Indy 2009

It’s that time of year again! As usual, my annual trip to Gen Con Indy produced lots and lots of pictures. They’re available at gallery.usticke.org and, this year, also on Facebook: part 1, part 2 & part 3.

Flying Spaghetti Monster

August 5th, 2009 by Alec Usticke

FSM license plate

My daughter helps me show off our FSM license plate.

Saffy had cancer as an infant and was saved with a liver transplant after being listed as status 1 (less than a week to live). Some may attribute that miracle to her team of surgeons, donor family and modern science, but we know it was really His Noodly Appendage that saved her.

Donate Life!



March 26th, 2009 by Alec Usticke


We’ve uploaded pictures from the last several months to our gallery.