Category Archives: The Movie Diary

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May 31, 2017

Feeling the burn

By Dom Cioffi I returned to Jacksonville, Florida, this past week for my first three-month, post-cancer check-up. In February, after several months of radiation and chemotherapy treatments, I received the…

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May 24, 2017

Deep in the muck

By Dom Cioffi It doesn’t happen often, but every once in a while I lose my temper. Most of the time it’s because of the illogical behavior of my teenage…

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May 17, 2017

Undercover of the night

By Dom Cioffi A high-profile kidnapping case captured the country’s attention over the last few months. It involved a 50-year-old Tennessee teacher who left his wife and children (and grandchildren!)…

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May 10, 2017

Game on

By Dom Cioffi On Dec. 19, 2006, a young Swedish high school student named Felix Kjellberg registered a YouTube channel, uploading occasional short videos not unlike thousands of other early…

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May 3, 2017

Living out loud

By Dom Cioffi The moment is burned into my mind: It occurred around 2007 on a weekend when my niece was home from college. I had read several recent news…

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April 26, 2017

Diamond in the rough

By Dom Cioffi I was in Nashville, Tenn., this past week for a marketing conference. This was my first trip to the country metropolis known as “Music City.” And while…

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April 19, 2017

Life in the Fast Lane

By Dom Cioffi I took my family to the ocean this past weekend for a birthday celebration. This needed to be a bigger-than-normal event since my son was officially transferring…

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April 12, 2017

Information Overload

By Dom Cioffi  Throughout my school days (elementary through college), I rarely stepped foot into a library. Sure, I wandered in whenever I had a book report due or needed…

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April 5, 2017

I fought the law, and the law won

By Dom Cioffi Nearly 35 years ago, on the day after I received my driver’s license, I drove to my girlfriend’s house and parked out front. After hanging around inside…

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March 29, 2017

Signs of life

By Dom Cioffi I’ve had several people ask me if my outlook on life has changed since my recent cancer scare. I suppose it’s a valid question. We all face…