Category Archives: The Movie Diary

The Movie Diary
June 8, 2018

A technical approach

By Dom Cioffi The grumbling went on for days. Occasionally I would hear hate-speak; other times, pointed questions were blurted out. And then finally one day my wife walked out…

The Movie Diary
May 30, 2018

Out with the old

By Dom Cioffi Many years ago (just before the advent of the new millennium), I stood in the basement of my new home trying to envision a renovation project that…

The Movie Diary
May 26, 2018

Suspicious minds 

By Dom Cioffi  My teenage son looked at me the other night and stated, “Dad, can you stop being a coach and just be my father?” That hit home, not…

The Movie Diary
May 16, 2018

Stuck in the moment

By Dom Cioffi My son took a school trip to Washington, D.C., this past week. He was gone for the better part of four days. My wife and I were…

The Movie Diary
May 3, 2018

A dog’s life

By Dom Cioffi In my life, I have had deep, personal relationships with three dogs. My first dog – the dog that was already around when I was born –…

The Movie Diary
April 18, 2018

Starry, starry night

By Dom Cioffi My wife and I were out to dinner this past weekend when a flash of bright red from the corner of the restaurant caught my eye. In…

The Movie Diary
April 12, 2018

The silence is deafening

By Dom Cioffi I spent this past weekend in relative silence. This wasn’t because I was on a meditation retreat or happened to be alone. No, I barely spoke this weekend…

The Movie Diary
April 4, 2018

A world away

By Dom Cioffi My son has enjoyed the last week off due to spring break. During the last seven days, he has successfully accomplished nothing. At least I thought he…

The Movie Diary
March 30, 2018

Last man standing

By Dom Cioffi I read an article recently about a growing addiction among NBA players. It’s not chemically related, nor does it involve alcohol or sex. The addiction centers around…

The Movie Diary
February 28, 2018

The haves and the have-nots

By Dom Cioffi My wife and I traveled to Aspen, Colo., this past week for a few days of skiing and snowboarding. We were lucky enough to be the guests…