The Movie Diary

A mountain of a man

By Dom Cioffi I’ve seen the future of basketball and its name is Zion. Two weeks ago, a guy I work with asked me if I wanted free tickets to a men’s college basketball tournament game. Before giving it much […]

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One for the ages

By Dom Cioffi On March 24, 1975, in Summit County, Ohio, a heavyweight boxing match was held between Muhammad Ali and a relatively obscure fighter named Chuck Wepner. Wepner was a journeyman boxer with a semi-respectable record. What he was […]

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The Movie Diary

Giving thanks

By Dom Cioffi Thanksgiving has 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 throw […]

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The Movie Diary

You’re a mean one

By Dom Cioffi As a young child, I reveled in picture books. It wasn’t that I loved to read so much as I loved looking at the illustrations. This is probably why, when I grew out of the picture book […]

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The Movie Diary

Rock and a hard place

By Dom Cioffi The opportunities to sing were plentiful when I was a child. I just never had the guts to stand up and try it. I belonged to a church where I watched people sing religious songs on a […]

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The Movie Diary

A sweet treat

By Dom Cioffi I remember waking up one morning many years ago to my brothers making an awful commotion about something across the street. They were snickering and giggling under their breath, obviously trying to contain their excitement over a […]

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