Column, Movie Diary

Adopting a stance

By Dom Cioffi Eighteen years ago this week, I wrote a letter to a young woman I barely knew. In that letter, I summarized the first months of an infant boy — the same boy she gave up for adoption […]

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Column, Movie Diary

Ticket to ride

By Dom Cioffi Several months ago, I bought my father-in-law tickets to see Frankie Valli in concert. Valli, along with his backup group, The Four Seasons, peppered the charts with hits during the 1960s and ’70s. From teenage chart-toppers like […]

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Column, Movie Diary

On any given Sunday

By Dom Cioffi I took my father-in-law to a professional football game last weekend. Football is one of the few things we bond over, so if I must spend an extended amount of time with him, I prefer it to […]

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Column, Movie Diary

Lucky to be alive

I got a call from a coworker a few months ago that started a chain of events that I have oddly become accustomed to. The coworker is someone I have known for several years but don’t normally conduct business with. […]

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Column, Movie Diary

Pain and suffering

By Dom Cioffi I traveled to Europe last week for a work event — my first trip abroad since the craziness of the pandemic. The outbound flight was uneventful for me other than being fortuitously bumped into business class, which […]

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Column, Movie Diary

Down for the count

By Dom Cioffi I was 10 years old in 1976, a little kid who loved sports and playing with his friends. I also loved going to the movies. Early on, my mother used to take me to see animated films […]

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Column, Movie Diary

Gone but not forgotten

I know it was January because it was after the holidays and I was returning a gift to a local sporting goods store. That was nine months ago; that’s how long this mystery has lasted. I had received a golf […]

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