Category Archives: The Movie Diary

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…

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…

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!)…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…