Author: Doriano

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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Kate Bush

I’ve been a Kate Bush fan ever since she first hit the scene many years ago. She was an original artist to say the least. She combined singing, dancing and theater into her avantgarde performances. It feels good knowing that time has been very kind to…

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Owl City

I had the privilege of seeing Owl City perform last night in Atlanta at Center Stage and it was one of the best concerts I’ve ever attended. It was also the first time I ever saw a show right up front from the mosh pit. While…

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The Martian

I had the pleasure of seeing The Martian this past weekend and it actually lived up to all the hype for a change. It was visually stunning, well-acted and extremely funny and quite moving too. What else could you ask for in a movie? I’m a…

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