Category Archives: The Movie Diary

September 21, 2016

It’s go-time

By Dom Cioffi After nearly two months of appointments, tests, consultations, research, traveling, planning and discussions, I am now sitting at the forefront of my cancer treatment. I have relocated…

September 14, 2016

On your mark, get set…

By Dom Cioffi The second phase in my cancer journey is officially complete. The first phase involved my diagnosis and subsequent revelation to friends and family, while the second phase…

The Movie Diary
September 7, 2016

Hurdling through life

By Dom Cioffi I suppose the navigation of a cancer diagnosis involves countless hurdles. In that regard, I believe I have successfully traversed a couple early ones. The first hurdle…

The Movie Diary
August 31, 2016

War is hell

By Dom Cioffi As frequent readers of this column know, my reviews tend to be more “diary” than “movie.” I succumbed to this approach years ago when I realized my…

The Movie Diary
August 24, 2016

Acting out

By Dom Cioffi In the ensuing weeks since my unexpected cancer diagnosis, I have been adrift in interesting emotions. The first emotion I experienced was shock, which, in hindsight, is…

The Movie Diary
August 18, 2016

Food for thought

By Dom Cioffi Two weeks ago I had a conversation that was ripped straight from a movie script. While sitting in a chair at the doctor’s office, I listened intently…

August 10, 2016

A blessing in disguise

By Dom Cioffi A couple weeks ago I chronicled my battle with Salmonella poisoning. It was a horrific week-long event that affected my entire body. As I was in the…

The Movie Diary
August 3, 2016

Rough around the edges

By Dom Cioffi I knew as soon as I hauled my son’s travel trunk into the cabin that things in the summer camp world had changed dramatically. I had no…

The Movie Diary
July 28, 2016

Take it from the top

By Dom Cioffi When I was a kid, I never had an issue with heights. In fact, heights fascinated me. I think I first became enamored with heights when I…

The Movie Diary
July 21, 2016

Sick as a dog: part II

By Dom Cioffi Last week in this column, I chronicled a sickness I was experiencing while writing. I explained in the very first sentence, “At this exact moment, as I’m…