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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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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The Movie Diary

School is in session

By Dom Cioffi We’re only a month into the school year and I’ve already found myself at a parent/teacher conference. Nothing bad has happened with our teenage son, but my wife and I wanted to make sure that he was […]

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Movie Diary

Hats off to you

By Dom Cioffi I begrudgingly get up between 5 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. every weekday morning. I hate the act of getting out of bed that early. In fact, my first waking thought once my alarm goes off is usually, […]

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Movie Diary

Boys to men

By Dom Cioffi The month-long experiment is officially over. Four weeks ago, my wife and I dropped our teenage son off at military camp. The idea was to build some character and revisit his suffering study habits. The program promised […]

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The Movie Diary

Sending my love

By Dom Cioffi My teenage son just finished his third week of military camp. Next weekend, after a month away, we will return to the campus to pick him up and bring him back home. We’re excited and curious at […]

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The Movie Diary

Slipping into form

By Dom Cioffi As of this past weekend, my son has reached the mid-way point in his month-long stay at a summer military camp. His mother and I struggled with the decision to send him to this camp, but ultimately […]

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The Movie Diary

Armed and dangerous

By Dom Cioffi I realized the other day that my son is roughly the same age that I was when I first started mowing lawns. That thought frightened me. I would no sooner let my son grab ahold of a […]

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