The Movie Diary

The Movie Diary
October 5, 2018

School is in session

By Dom Cioffi

We’re only a month into the school year and I’ve already found myself at a parent/teacher conference. Nothing bad has happened with our teenage son, but my wife and I wanted to make sure that he was on track before the year…

The Movie Diary
September 13, 2018

Life in the fast lane

By Dom Cioffi

I spent this past week in Boston. I was there with a couple of my coworkers attending a marketing conference. Our goal was to pick up some valuable knowledge concerning the future of online marketing, which is changing rapidly.

The Movie Diary
August 30, 2018

Band on the run

By Dom Cioffi

Back in college, one of my roommates was in a band that became fairly popular around campus. They played gigs throughout our four-year tenure and enjoyed a loyal following among students.

By default, I became a roadie, helping to…

The Movie Diary
August 17, 2018

Beyond the sea

By Dom Cioffi

At the age of 7 or 8, I boarded my first commercial airline flight. It was February and I was headed to Florida with my mother to spend two weeks at my grandparents’ villa. “Villa” sounds fancy, but in reality it was…

The Movie Diary
July 26, 2018

Sending my love

By Dom Cioffi

My teenage son just finished his third week of military camp. Next weekend, after a month away, we will return to the campus to pick him up and bring him back home. We’re excited and curious at the same time,…

The Movie Diary
July 20, 2018

Slipping into form

By Dom Cioffi

As of this past weekend, my son has reached the mid-way point in his month-long stay at a summer military camp. His mother and I struggled with the decision to send him to this camp, but ultimately decided the experience might deliver…

The Movie Diary
July 12, 2018

Breaking the spell

By Dom Cioffi

So, as I outlined in last week’s column, prior to the start of the summer break, my wife and I made the decision to send our teenage son to a 30-day camp meant to enrich lives and motivate young men to become…

The Movie Diary
July 5, 2018

‘Jurassic World’ falls short

By Dom Cioffi

 My wife and I took our son to summer camp this past weekend for a four-week program meant to build character and enrich young lives. Our son, however, would have preferred to stay home to play video games for the…

The Movie Diary
June 28, 2018

Armed and dangerous

By Dom Cioffi

I realized the other day that my son is roughly the same age that I was when I first started mowing lawns. That thought frightened me. I would no sooner let my son grab ahold of a running lawn mower…

The Movie Diary
June 27, 2018

You’re ‘It’

By Dom Cioffi

Now that the school year is officially over, I’m determined to make sure my son is going to be suitably active for the summer break. Left to his own devices, I’m quite sure he would quarantine himself in our den,…