Column, The Movie Diary

Watching and waiting

By Dom Cioffi No parent ever wants to receive a phone call from the police regarding their child. It’s what nightmares are made of. This past weekend, I received one of those calls. It was late Saturday morning and I […]

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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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Column, Movie Diary

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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