The Movie Diary

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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The Movie Diary

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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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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Starry, starry night

By Dom Cioffi My wife and I were out to dinner this past weekend when a flash of bright red from the corner of the restaurant caught my eye. In an instant, I knew what it meant: prom night. A […]

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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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A world away

By Dom Cioffi My son has enjoyed the last week off due to spring break. During the last seven days, he has successfully accomplished nothing. At least I thought he accomplished nothing, until he came to me with a strange […]

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Last man standing

By Dom Cioffi I read an article recently about a growing addiction among NBA players. It’s not chemically related, nor does it involve alcohol or sex. The addiction centers around the videogame “Fortnite.” “Fortnite” is a survival game (akin to […]

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