Category Archives: The Movie Diary

The Movie Diary
July 15, 2016

Sick as a dog

By Dom Cioffi At this exact moment, as I’m typing these words into my laptop, I am ridiculously sick. This isn’t a run-of-the-mill sickness either; this is the laid up…

A concerted effort
The Movie Diary
June 23, 2016

A concerted effort

By Dom Cioffi As I stated in last week’s column, in an effort to inspire my 12-year-old son with his drum lessons, I decided to take him to his first…

The Movie Diary: Beaten down
The Movie Diary
June 15, 2016

The Movie Diary: Beaten down

By Dom Cioffi I’ll freely admit that I coerced my son into taking drum lessons for selfish reasons: having been a guitarist for most of my life, the thought of…

The Movie Diary
June 7, 2016

A course of action

By Dom Cioffi It’s over. Three straight seasons of coaching have officially ended. I have been teaching, scheduling, yelling, motivating, encouraging, disciplining and coordinating for the last nine months and…

America the beautiful
The Movie Diary
May 20, 2016

America the beautiful

By Dom Cioffi Like so many other people, I arrived at work on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, thinking my day would be fairly routine. Within a few hours,…

Column
May 11, 2016

Music to my ears

By Dom Cioffi One of the first jobs I had as a teenager was at a local record store (of course, this was back when record stores actually specialized in…

Pain’s part of the game
The Movie Diary
May 5, 2016

Pain’s part of the game

By Dom Cioffi It was supposed to be one of those perfect afternoons: the sun was shining, the temperatures were comfortable, the sky was a piercing blue and devoid of…