Author: Doriano

Rejection of the Election

Most Americans vote in elections and the majority have heard about the crazy electoral college system but very few truly understand how it works. This includes me until I watched this video by “Adam Ruins Everything” which covered our whole voting system. It has been very…

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Red Dive

I have always enjoyed the Olympics, the winter and summer games. I love seeing so many countries coming together in one place. While I don’t believe in being nationalistic or patriotic to the point that we feel separated and different than other human beings, I understand…

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The Messi Miss

As of right now, arguably this generation’s greatest soccer player Lionel Messi has retired from playing with his national team Argentina. This was an awful decision he made following their defeat in the 2016 Copa America to Chile in the dreaded Penalty Shoot-out once again just…

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Red White and Blue and Gold

On this 4th of July I’d like to share some incredible statistics about the United States Women’s National Team for Soccer. They have been an amazing mark of consistency ever since winning the first World Cup for women’s soccer in 1991 which covers a span of…

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Why the Penalty Shoot-Out Must Go

Here’s a piece I wrote almost 18 years ago today on July 4, 1998 right after my beloved Italy was eliminated from the 1998 World Cup on a penalty shoot-out just as they were yesterday in the EuroCup by Germany. I have always hated ending matches…

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Italian American

Martin Scorsese is one of my favorite directors of all-time. It’s not because he’s a fellow Italian American, but of course that doesn’t hurt. I have always loved his films. I grew up near the same place he did (I was raised in New Jersey and…

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Zootopia

I took my kids to see Disney’s newest animated film “Zootopia” which has been getting rave reviews and killing it at the box office so there were high expectations. Well, I have to admit that it was wonderful and exceeded our expectations. It was so funny…

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The Cruelty of Award Shows

I used to enjoy watching award shows like the Oscars but not so much anymore as I’ve gotten older and realized how silly it all really is when you think about it. For example, when it comes to art, who do these voters from the Academy…

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Monument of Love

This is such a beautiful and wonderful testament to love and marriage. This sweet old man turned his home that he shared with his beloved for over 60 years into a museum as monument of their love after she passed away. I love the song and…

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The Little Red-Haired Girl That Broke Charlie Brown’s Heart

I went to the movies last weekend with the family to see the new animated PEANUTS movie which was very good. It brought back a lot of memories from my youth because I watched Charlie Brown and his gang when I was a kid and now…

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