Column, The Movie Diary

Rap it up

By Dom Cioffi It was as urban ghetto as our little Vermont town was ever going to get. It was the early 1980s and we had just been declared legal to drive (which consequently gave us the freedom to roam). […]

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The Movie Diary

The spice of life

By Dom Cioffi I first started hearing about the product with the code name of “Ginger” in the early months of 2001. Secretive press releases called it a “paradigm shift in the way humans will live” and “the next big […]

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The Movie Diary

A bear necessity

By Dom Cioffi I learned at a very young age that a sport coat is a highly necessary life item. After all, you never know when someone is going to die or get married or ask you to interview for […]

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The Movie Diary

Running on empty

By Dom Cioffi My son’s fifth grade basketball team was just beaten in the first round of the playoffs to officially end their 2014-2015 season. Like all defeats, this one was difficult to swallow. But as any athlete will likely […]

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The writing on the wall

By Dom Cioffi In the early 1940s, as World War II was raging in Europe, a young man named James J. Kilroy was hired to work as a riveter at the Fore River Shipyard in Quincy, Mass. Kilroy was a […]

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Pain’s part of the game

By Dom Cioffi He told me that a lot of people actually fall asleep once the procedure begins, and while I was hopeful that this would happen, somehow I knew it wasn’t going to be the case. “Ok,” I stated. […]

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The Movie Diary: Bad company

By Dom Cioffi My son has officially discovered social media. While visiting friends over the holidays, my son was introduced to the wonders of texting by one of his buddies. Initially I was happy for him (I figured it could […]

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The way that I see it…

By Dom Cioffi Each workday morning, I arrive at my office before any other employees. As such, I have to unlock the doors and shut off the security system. I then head to my desk, turn on my computer, unload […]

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The Movie Diary: Into the great unknown

By Dom Cioffi Thanksgiving has really transformed itself over the last several decades. No longer a one-day, solely American holiday, the Thanksgiving “festivities” now span from Wednesday, through the weekend, and into Monday. First of all, it’s become customary to […]

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