Movie Diary

Boys to men

By Dom Cioffi The month-long experiment is officially over. Four weeks ago, my wife and I dropped our teenage son off at military camp. The idea was to build some character and revisit his suffering study habits. The program promised […]

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Sending my love

By Dom Cioffi My teenage son just finished his third week of military camp. Next weekend, after a month away, we will return to the campus to pick him up and bring him back home. We’re excited and curious at […]

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Slipping into form

By Dom Cioffi As of this past weekend, my son has reached the mid-way point in his month-long stay at a summer military camp. His mother and I struggled with the decision to send him to this camp, but ultimately […]

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Armed and dangerous

By Dom Cioffi I realized the other day that my son is roughly the same age that I was when I first started mowing lawns. That thought frightened me. I would no sooner let my son grab ahold of a […]

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You’re ‘It’

By Dom Cioffi Now that the school year is officially over, I’m determined to make sure my son is going to be suitably active for the summer break. Left to his own devices, I’m quite sure he would quarantine himself […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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