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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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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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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A disaster waiting to happen

By Dom Cioffi Throughout my high school years, there was one kid who stood out for his brains. Appropriately, his name was Eugene (although he would throw a fit if you called him anything other than Gene). Gene was head […]

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Spotting a winner

By Dom Cioffi A few months ago, one of my coworkers was in my office to discuss an upcoming project. In the middle of our conversation, the internet radio I was tuned into started playing a song that I absolutely […]

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Whatever it takes

By Dom Cioffi Years ago, I spent the summer break in between my sophomore and junior years of college living in Cape Cod with several friends. The idea was to earn a little money and partake in the party scene […]

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An emotional state

By Dom Cioffi I was giving my son and his buddy a ride to grab lunch the other day and happened to mention that school was just around the corner. “What’s that supposed to mean?” my son responded indignantly. “It […]

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Column, The Movie Diary

Information Overload

By Dom Cioffi  Throughout my school days (elementary through college), I rarely stepped foot into a library. Sure, I wandered in whenever I had a book report due or needed to research something, but other than that, I avoided the […]

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Signs of life

By Dom Cioffi I’ve had several people ask me if my outlook on life has changed since my recent cancer scare. I suppose it’s a valid question. We all face the quandary of mortality, but under the auspice of a […]

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