The Movie Diary

The Movie Diary
March 20, 2019

A mountain of a man

By Dom Cioffi

I’ve seen the future of basketball and its name is Zion.

Two weeks ago, a guy I work with asked me if I wanted free tickets to a men’s college basketball tournament game. Before giving it much thought, I agreed. I then…

The Movie Diary
February 14, 2019

What a drag it is getting old

By Dom Cioffi

My son’s basketball season officially ended this past Friday night with a loss in the semi-finals. It took no more than 15 minutes from the end of his game before he started pestering me for a sleepover.

I have a rule during…

The Movie Diary
January 16, 2019

Finding beauty in the struggle

By Dom Cioffi

My son has been playing and taking drum lessons for quite some time. This percussion adventure started prior to Christmas a little over two years ago when his cousin agreed to forego a drum kit that was collecting dust in the corner.

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December 5, 2018

One for the ages

By Dom Cioffi

On March 24, 1975, in Summit County, Ohio, a heavyweight boxing match was held between Muhammad Ali and a relatively obscure fighter named Chuck Wepner.

Wepner was a journeyman boxer with a semi-respectable record. What he was…

The Movie Diary
November 21, 2018

Giving thanks

By Dom Cioffi

Thanksgiving has transformed itself over the last several decades. No longer a one-day, solely American holiday, the Thanksgiving “festivities” now span from Wednesday, through the weekend, and into Monday.

First of all, it’s become customary to throw major parties on the Wednesday…

The Movie Diary
November 13, 2018

You’re a mean one

By Dom Cioffi

As a young child, I reveled in picture books. It wasn’t that I loved to read so much as I loved looking at the illustrations. This is probably why, when I grew out of the picture book phase, my love…

The Movie Diary
November 9, 2018

Rock and a hard place

By Dom Cioffi

The opportunities to sing were plentiful when I was a child. I just never had the guts to stand up and try it.

I belonged to a church where I watched people sing religious songs on a weekly basis. Obviously, there were…

The Movie Diary
October 27, 2018

A sweet treat

By Dom Cioffi

I remember waking up one morning many years ago to my brothers making an awful commotion about something across the street. They were snickering and giggling under their breath, obviously trying to contain their excitement over a mischievous act.

After overhearing a…

The Movie Diary
October 17, 2018

See you on the dark side of the moon

By Dom Cioffi

I’ve always been a bit of a solo golfer. While I don’t mind playing with other people, I find that in order for me to play my best golf, I need to be fully focused on my game. When I play a…

The Movie Diary
October 11, 2018

Star light, star bright

By Dom Cioffi

Autumn brings many changes to the environment with its unique colors, sounds and scents. For me, the impending fall has always reignited my love of jogging, in large part so I can get out and absorb the aforementioned stimulus.