Column, Movie Diary

Listening to the differences

For the last several years, I have grown increasingly attached to podcasts as my main source of information. I’ve found that long-form discussions lead to a better and more accurate understanding of both people and ideas. A three-minute soundbite from […]

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Column, Movie Diary

A memorable exchange

By Dom Cioffi Sometimes, the most compelling exchanges happen at the strangest times. That was the case this past Sunday afternoon while I was walking on the golf course. No one was around and I had some time to kill, […]

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Movie Diary

The experience of a lifetime

By Dom Cioffi I told my wife and son this past Christmas that all my presents were going to revolve around experiences; there would be no physical gifts. So, on Christmas morning, instead of finding boxes wrapped under the tree, […]

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Column, Movie Diary

Riding the wave

By Dom Cioffi Momentum is an amazing thing. Whether it’s sitting behind a canvas to paint a landscape, building a retaining wall in your yard, or going out for a run on the weekend, finding a groove that initiates a […]

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Column, Movie Diary

Loud and clear

By Dom Cioffi In the city where I grew up, Sears, Montgomery Wards, Grant’s, and Ames department stores dominated the playing field in terms of retail options. These four “everything stores” covered most household needs, from clothing to lawn mowers […]

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Column, Movie Diary

I’m a believer

By Dom Cioffi Many, many years ago, I was ushered into the Christian faith as an altar boy at my local church. It was a rite of passage along with catechism classes and Sunday services. I started out carrying ritualistic […]

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Column, Movie Diary

Best in show

By Dom Cioffi Marilu Henner is an American actress with a career spanning over 45 years in motion pictures and television. Her most notable role was that of Elaine Nardo on the hit television series “Taxi,” where she starred alongside […]

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Holding your breath

On Aug. 5, 2010, no one could turn away from the events unfolding in the Atacama Desert on the outskirts of Chile. As the world watched, rescue teams were readying their specially designed capsule for a half-mile descent into the […]

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