The Movie Diary

An inside look

By Dom Cioffi I took my family to Washington, D.C., this past weekend to roam the monuments and museums located within our nation’s capitol. Both my wife and I were looking forward to immersing ourselves within the history, science and […]

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A brave new world

By Dom Cioffi My son graduated from elementary school last week. I never thought you could graduate from elementary school. I just thought it ended and the next year you started middle school. But apparently, times have changed. It turned […]

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The Movie Diary

The way we were

By Dom Cioffi I always used to find it funny when I heard adults talk about reading the obituaries. Scanning the daily paper to see who died simply came across as a morbid activity to me. And then I ended […]

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When the well runs dry

By Dom Cioffi There are certain things in the developed world that are easy to take for granted: the relative safety we experience, the medical care available to us, and the food we have access to. But the one thing […]

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A brush with fame

By Dom Cioffi During the recess after my freshman year of college, several of my friends and I decided to head to Cape Cod to work for the summer. The idea was to rent a beach house for three months, […]

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Welcome to the machine

By Dom Cioffi It was an inexpensive, under-sized, tobacco sunburst acoustic guitar whose brand name is now long lost to memory. In essence, it was an incredibly forgettable conglomeration of wood and wire… but it was the catalyst for a […]

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The Movie Diary

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

By Dom Cioffi My son had a group of friends over this past weekend and as expected with any large gathering of boys, several arguments inevitably broke out.  I spoke with the “dad voice” on a couple occasions to try […]

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All those years ago

By Dom Cioffi Many years ago, just prior to my wedding day, I engaged in a ceremonial act that I assumed would bring closure to the preceding chapters of my life. The ceremony was of my own creation – a […]

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The Movie Diary

Lucky Seven

By Dom Cioffi I drove my family to Florida recently for a week’s vacation on the beach. We opted for driving instead of flying so we could afford a better hotel with better amenities.  I do most if not all […]

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The Movie Diary

Soft in the middle

By Dom Cioffi Sometimes all it takes is a lucky break. Such is the case for Reyn Guyer. Far from a household name, Guyer has hit it big in the toy industry not once, but twice in his lifetime. But […]

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