The Movie Diary

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 […]

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The Movie Diary

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 […]

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The Movie Diary

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 […]

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A world away

By Dom Cioffi My son has enjoyed the last week off due to spring break. During the last seven days, he has successfully accomplished nothing. At least I thought he accomplished nothing, until he came to me with a strange […]

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Last man standing

By Dom Cioffi I read an article recently about a growing addiction among NBA players. It’s not chemically related, nor does it involve alcohol or sex. The addiction centers around the videogame “Fortnite.” “Fortnite” is a survival game (akin to […]

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The Movie Diary

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 […]

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The Movie Diary

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 […]

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Drumming up some talent

By Dom Cioffi One day, just before Christmas a couple years ago, my brother-in-law pulled me aside to ask a question. He walked me into a spare room and pointed to several cardboard boxes that were in the corner, asking […]

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The Movie Diary

Music to my ears

By Dom Cioffi We just made the giant step of purchasing a desk and chair set for our son’s bedroom. And I already regret it. Up until recently, my son has always done his nightly homework at the kitchen table, […]

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