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The Movie Diary
June 8, 2018

A technical approach

By Dom Cioffi

The grumbling went on for days. Occasionally I would hear hate-speak; other times, pointed questions were blurted out. And then finally one day my wife walked out of her office and tossed her cell phone onto the couch.

“I’ve had it,” she…

The Movie Diary
May 30, 2018

Out with the old

By Dom Cioffi

Many years ago (just before the advent of the new millennium), I stood in the basement of my new home trying to envision a renovation project that would meet all my particular needs. At that point, the area was a dusty second…

The Movie Diary
May 26, 2018

Suspicious minds 

By Dom Cioffi 

My teenage son looked at me the other night and stated, “Dad, can you stop being a coach and just be my father?”

That hit home, not only because it was a pretty insightful comment from such a young mind, but also…

The Movie Diary
May 16, 2018

Stuck in the moment

By Dom Cioffi

My son took a school trip to Washington, D.C., this past week. He was gone for the better part of four days. My wife and I were appropriately excited about his departure – both for the experience he was about to have and…

The Movie Diary
May 3, 2018

A dog’s life

By Dom Cioffi

In my life, I have had deep, personal relationships with three dogs.

My first dog – the dog that was already around when I was born – was Skipper. Skipper was a portly beagle with a mild disposition. He could bark with…

The Movie Diary
April 12, 2018

The silence is deafening

By Dom Cioffi

I spent this past weekend in relative silence. This wasn’t because I was on a meditation retreat or happened to be alone. No, I barely spoke this weekend because the final two rounds of The Masters golf tournament were on, and when The…

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…

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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…