The Movie Diary

The Movie Diary
August 16, 2017

Movie Diary – Drawing on friends

By Dom Cioffi The Internet destroyed many industries during its meteoric rise in the late 90s and early 2000s. One of its most devastated victims was the Christmas card.

For decades, the Christmas card reigned supreme as the preeminent means of providing an annual catch-up…

The Movie Diary
August 9, 2017

An emotional state

By Dom Cioffi

I was giving my son and his buddy a ride to grab lunch the other day and happened to mention that school was just around the corner.

“What’s that supposed to mean?” my son responded indignantly.

“It means that summer’s over in two…

The Movie Diary
August 2, 2017

Movie Diary – A slice of time

By Dom Cioffi

This past weekend I had the pleasure of playing guilt-free golf. (Let me explain if you’ve never heard of this.)

My golfing career has basically coincided with my marriage, meaning, I picked up golf right around the time I got married. In…

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July 26, 2017

Music to my ears

By Dom Cioffi

This past Saturday I announced to my wife that I was headed out to do some errands. I then took a quick shower, gathered some snacks for the ride, and jumped into my truck to leave. But while it was true that I had…

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July 20, 2017

There’s nothing to fear

By Dom Cioffi

I have a friend whose son has always been a serious risk taker. In fact, his kid has been a constant source of anxiety for him from as far back as I can remember.

He’s told me numerous stories of how his…

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July 12, 2017

The Hard Sell

By Dom Cioffi

My doorbell rang the other night around dinnertime, but I didn’t think much about it since my doorbell rings every night around dinnertime.

Ninety-nine out of one hundred times, it’s one of my son’s friends looking to play basketball, shoot Nerf guns,…

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July 5, 2017

Up and coming

By Dom Cioffi

I had a conversation recently with a young mother who was pining over the sickness of her newborn. At six months old, this was the child’s first real illness so she was understandably concerned.

I could sense the nervous tension in her…

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June 28, 2017

Oh, those summer nights

By Dom Cioffi

It’s one of those memories that will be forever burned into my psyche.

It was a summer night right after my high school graduation and I was ready to make a major bad decision (although it didn’t feel that way at the…

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June 21, 2017

Go, Speed Racer, Go!

By Dom Cioffi

I was driving through town the other day when my son erupted from the backseat, “Dad, look, it’s a Porsche!”

I glanced over to the opposite side of the road just quick enough to catch a bright red sports car rip through…

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June 14, 2017

Photographic memories

By Dom Cioffi

In November of 2014, a man named Thomas Carey told a large audience at a UFO convention that he had “smoking gun” evidence that extraterrestrials had visited earth. His evidence was purported to be in the form of photographic slides dating back…