The Movie Diary

The Movie Diary
December 15, 2017

A disaster waiting to happen

By Dom Cioffi

Throughout my high school years, there was one kid who stood out for his brains. Appropriately, his name was Eugene (although he would throw a fit if you called him anything other than Gene).

Gene was head and shoulders above the rest…

The Movie Diary
December 7, 2017

Drumming up some talent

By Dom Cioffi

One day, just before Christmas a couple years ago, my brother-in-law pulled me aside to ask a question. He walked me into a spare room and pointed to several cardboard boxes that were in the corner, asking me if I was interested…

The Movie Diary
November 8, 2017

Music to my ears

By Dom Cioffi

We just made the giant step of purchasing a desk and chair set for our son’s bedroom. And I already regret it.

Up until recently, my son has always done his nightly homework at the kitchen table, right within…

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October 11, 2017

Spotting a winner

By Dom Cioffi

A few months ago, one of my coworkers was in my office to discuss an upcoming project. In the middle of our conversation, the internet radio I was tuned into started playing a song that I absolutely love. I abruptly stopped her…

The Movie Diary
September 6, 2017

Whatever it takes

By Dom Cioffi

Years ago, I spent the summer break in between my sophomore and junior years of college living in Cape Cod with several friends. The idea was to earn a little money and partake in the party scene as much as possible.

I…

The Movie Diary
August 31, 2017

Digging in

By Dom Cioffi

I want to believe this chapter of my life is over.

On Friday of last week, I traveled to Jacksonville, Fla., for another check-up concerning my cancer battle. It was exactly a year ago when I went down for my first appointment after…

The Movie Diary
August 23, 2017

As luck would have it

By Dom Cioffi

Ever since my first major rock concert in high school, I have been a fan of live music productions. It didn’t matter if it was a local band playing in a nearby nightclub or a nationwide act performing for thousands of fans…

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…