The Movie Diary

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 of one of my wife’s business clients who treated us to wonderful hospitality and luxurious…

The Movie Diary
January 24, 2018

The ties that bind

By Dom Cioffi

The cold weather gripping the country has put a damper on a lot of people’s fun – including my son. Because of this, we allowed him to have a couple of friends visit this past weekend to hang out and have a sleepover.

The Movie Diary
January 3, 2018

Looking to the stars

By Dom Cioffi

The first “Star Wars” film came out in May of 1977. I was 11 years old and a typical wide-eyed youth. I remember going to see the film at the mall (when malls were still fashionable). I knew while standing in line…

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…

The Movie Diary
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…