Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Journey


Journey
Originally uploaded by WTL photos
I wish you sunshine on your path and storms to season your journey.
I wish you peace in the world in which you live...
More I cannot wish you except perhaps love to make all the rest worthwhile.
Robert A. Ward

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Vote for Me !

Sadness


Sadness
Originally uploaded by WTL photos
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was within me an invincible summer.

Albert Camus

Dedicated to victims of Omaha

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Sensational Brides online!






















Sensational Brides
is my newest project and finally online after several months of hard work to gather photos for every aspect of wedding planning
...and I am proud to say it looks to be a success .

If you are a future bride please check out the great photo galleries for your wedding planning! We also have a classifieds section where you can buy/sell wedding items free and a forum to swap ideas with other brides.


If you are a vendor, please register and enter your business in our wedding directory!

Sensational Brides Please come visit and register to have access to so many photos!

Thanks
Wendy
Founder of SB


Thursday, September 06, 2007

Feather in the Wind


Feather in the Wind
Originally uploaded by WTL photos
I think a life in music is a life beautifully spent and this is what I have devoted my life to

Luciano Pavarotti (1935- 2007)

Penso che una vita per la musica sia una vita spesa bene ed e' a questo che mi sono dedicato
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luciano_Pavarotti

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Make a Wish


Make a Wish
Originally uploaded by WTL photos
This was a photo I took of my cousin at a local park.
Isnt She Adorable?

Friday, August 10, 2007

Moments


Moments
Originally uploaded by WTL photos
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Buddha

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Heavenly Picture


Heavenly Picture
Originally uploaded by WTL photos
Your heavenly picture is beside me as I write on a temporary table-easel, and every moment I look up and see its wonderfully soft glow burning into my eyes.
Marie Corelli

Monday, July 23, 2007

Inner Soul


Inner Soul
Originally uploaded by WTL photos
There is no place in my soul, no corner of my character, where God is not.
Evelyn Underhill

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Colorless World


Colorless World
Originally uploaded by WTL photos
When I sing, I don't want them to see that my face is black.
I don't want them to see that my face is white.
I want them to see my soul. And that is colorless.
Marian Anderson

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Sunday, May 20, 2007

The Vine / La Vite


The Vine / La Vite
Originally uploaded by WTL photos.
Tuscany famous for its delicious wine ....
Toscana famosa per il suo vino delizioso

We ought to do good to others as simply as a horse runs, or a bee makes honey, or a vine bears grapes season after season without thinking of the grapes it has borne.
Marcus Aurelius

Monday, May 07, 2007

The Moon


The Moon
Originally uploaded by WTL photos.
This was a picture I took yesterday on my flight to Italy. I am on vacation but I will still be writing on my blog ...stay tuned for pics from Rome

Sono in Italia adesso ... Nei prossimi giorni mettero' online delle foto di Roma Ciao ;)

Friday, April 27, 2007

Zen Sakura


Zen Sakura
Originally uploaded by WTL photos.
Just thought I would share a recent photo I took of the Cherry Tree Blossoms. ....

Friday, April 20, 2007

La Mia Foto Online!!!


ITA : Non ci posso credere ...S. Pellegrino mi ha chiesto di utilizzare una delle mie foto per il loro sito. San Pellegrino !!! Famosa in tutto il mondo !!!
Eh si , proprio oggi e' andata online .. La Mia foto dei cornetti italiani per prima pagina. Se volete vedere cliccate sul link

ENG: I cant believe it ... S. Pellegrino asked to use my picture on their website. The famous San Pellegrino Water Company known around the world!!!
If you would like to check out my croissant picture on their homepage please click on the link




Thursday, April 19, 2007

For the Victims of Virginia Tech


Between Delicate Petals
Originally uploaded by WTL photos.


When I heard of what had happened to the students of Virginia Tech ...I was stunned. How horrific of an act to such innocent lives. Many prayers will be said for the 32 victims and for their families but yet nothing will ever be the same. They are gone forever.
How did no one see it coming?? How did the teachers, professors, faculty, physicians, psychologists, family members not see that this individual , Virginia Tech gunman Cho Seung-Hui, was in need of serious help. He fell through the cracks in so many ways and .... in the end cost the lives of many. How is it that an individual that had to seek psychological help after being accused of stalking and harassing two women and was taken to a psychiatric hospital on a magistrate's orders, was considered possible suicidal, was later able to purchase a gun?

Reading the two plays that Cho wrote clearly spells out the fact that he was in need of serious help. He even sent to NBC studios numerous pictures , video clips of himself saying : "You have vandalized my heart, raped my soul and torched my conscience. "You thought it was one pathetic boy's life you were extinguishing. Thanks to you, I die like Jesus Christ, to inspire generations of the weak and the defenseless people."

Its a sad story ... a horrific one ... and something must be done.

The plays

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Against the Storm


Against the Storm
Originally uploaded by WTL photos.
Since I live so close to JFK airport I get to take shots like this one. Wish me luck ...hopefully this pic will do as well as my " THE MESSAGE" photo. I was able to get up to 7th position on Flickr... Not too bad !

Friday, April 13, 2007

The Message


The Message
Originally uploaded by WTL photos.

In life things happen for a reason that you may not understand ....but in everything there is a message.
- W. T. L.




I entered one of my pics in the JPG magazine to be published in the 11th issue. We shall see if I get enough votes.


Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Oh ...Bella Roma


Oh ...Bella Roma
Originally uploaded by wtlphotos.
This was a photo I took on a trip to Rome, Italy. What a beautiful place Rome ....

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Welcome Visitor

I noticed some new visits from some very distant places on my Blog so I decided to find out a little about my visitors. Please add yourself on my map so we can learn more about where YOU come from. THanks again for visiting.

Please add yourself to my map below .....thanks

Monday, March 19, 2007

A380 THE GIANT !







A380 THE GIANT !
Originally uploaded by wtlphotos.

Airbus's new superjumbo jet has a wingspan wider than a football field and space for more than 500 passengers. The A380 made its first flight to the United States today, landing at JFK airport in New York just a few minutes ago and I was so excited to be a witness of this AMAZING LANDING ! If you would like to see more pics visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/7228825@N05/with/426950428/

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Tramonto


A Captured Sunset
Originally uploaded by wtlphotos.
This was a sunset visto da Sperlonga, Italy !

Saturday, March 17, 2007

The Sky is the limit


The Sky is the limit
Originally uploaded by wtlphotos.
I finally made it to INTERESTINGNESS ..... YEAH !!!!!!!!!
Ranked # 334 out of the top 500 for March 16, 2007 . Its a great feeling to get all those comments regarding your photo . It feels good ! It really just motivates me even more to get more creative with my photos. Perhaps I can get into the top 10 of EXPLORE ...you never know.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Framed Tiger


Framed Tiger
Originally uploaded by wtlphotos.
Here is the Pic of the day ... enjoy!

American Idol Joke

As an great Idol fan for several seasons, I am so dissapointed with this one. The top 12 are really just 3 and the fact of having Sanjaya tag along as a joke is just plain sad. I think its clearly obvious that he deserves to end his time with IDOL yet I believe americans are voting for him as a cruel joke to keep him on. Lets stop making a mockery of a young guy that really doesnt have talent and lets at least keep the remaining half decent performers in the show. What the hell .... AMERICA WAKE UP its a SINGING COMPETITION!

Look what others have to say at the Chicago Tribune http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/entertainment_tv/2007/03/dont_blame_sanj.html#comments

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

America's Next Doctors!

Hello everyone .. Today I thought of helping out some fellow medical students in their journey towards becoming AMERICA"S NEXT DOCTOR! Its an overwhelming process but definitely one worth doing. I don't have any physicians in my family so being the first one was tough. There are a lot of things to be learned and discovered as a first timer going through the process. Medical school is a 4 year graduate school , which means you first need to finish your bachelors degree. Then you must complete the MCAT exam http://www.aamc.org/students/mcat/start.htm. Once you have completed this admission exam you are ready to apply to medical schools. To apply to medical school you must complete your application via http://www.aamc.org/students/amcas/start.htm <--a centralized application service for all US medical schools. ..... once you are accepted you begin your medical school education . Usually medical schools are broken down into 2 years of actual classroom curriculum and 2 years of clinical (in the hospital) experience. The great thing is that you get a tast of all the different fields of medicine before you decide which one is right for you. .... Its not over ..... Once you have completed medical school you apply for a position as a resident at a hospital via ERAS http://www.aamc.org/students/eras/about/start.htm. Depending on the program and specialty ...each is a bit different you submit your application to : THe National Residency Match Program (NRMP) http://www.nrmp.org/ <--- Which is a kinda like a lottery system but much more complicated. Putting in their words......"The National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) is a private, not-for-profit corporation established in 1952 to provide a uniform date of appointment to positions in graduate medical education (GME) in the United States. " One special day usually in March is assigned as "MATCH DAY" and across the US Medical student graduates find out which hospital has hired them to work as a resident . Its soooo excting! I wish all of you great luck in succeeding in your future endeavors. Any questions please feel free to leave a comment so that I may help you. There is also a great forum for medical students with great information to offer http://forums.studentdoctor.net/index.php .

PS If anyone is in need of great KAPLAN REVIEW PREP material for boards please contact me ...

oh and dont forget to add yourself to my MAP !!! http://drlongo.blogspot.com/2007/02/new-frappr-map.html

Sunday, March 11, 2007

I pray for you soldiers

Today I ran into this very touching article and I thought I would share it with you readers who feel this war should end.
"The portrait is just one of a much larger series Berman shot on assignment for People magazine showing Marine Sgt. Ty Ziegel's recovery, homecoming and wedding day. Berman was sent to Brooke Army Medical Center in Texas to meet Ty, and his fiancée, Renee Kline. At the time, Ty was 24 and Renee wasn't quite 21. The two had been high school sweethearts and were engaged before Ty's second tour in Iraq. But in 2004, Ty's tour was cut short when a suicide bomber blew up near his truck during a routine patrol. The searing heat melted most of the skin off Ty's body and left him blind in one eye. His skull was so badly shattered that doctors had to replace it with plastic. Ty was taken to Brooke Army Medical Center, where he underwent 19 surgeries. Berman completed the series over the course of three separate visits, first chronicling Ty's convalescence, and then, following his release, the couple's marriage in late 2006. ..."

For more of the article and to take a look at The photo (very sad and shocking) that won the photojournalistic award ... please click here ... http://dir.salon.com/topics/photojournalism/index.html
My heart goes out to all those soldiers who have lost lives or whose lives have changed forever!

Glowing Smile


Glowing Smile
Originally uploaded by wtlphotos.
Have a great day and thanks for coming to my blog!

Millibranch tree


Millibranch tree
Originally uploaded by wtlphotos.
The pic of the day !

Friday, March 09, 2007

Il porto


Il porto
Originally uploaded by wtlphotos.
A beautiful picture of Tuscany 's coast ! I cant wait to go back this summer. I have uploaded a bunch of pics on Flickr so come check them out.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Strawberry Beginnings


Strawberry Beginnings
Originally uploaded by wtlphotos.
Hey everyone ...I finally have a Flickr account . Please visit my account: wtlphotos. I will be uploading great pics from time to time so enjoy !

Sunday, February 25, 2007

New Frappr map !

Washington Gold Dollar !






Well well well ...I finally got my hands on the new Washington Dollar Coins ! I went searching the local banks and was lucky to find that my Bank of America had them...and yes I got the last $150 dollars worth of coins. In the recent years my passion for coin collecting has peaked. I really got into it with the collection of the state quarters and now this .... the dollar collection. So I looked through my rolls hoping to find some special mint error that be worth an extra $$ buck of two... i searched and searched not really sure what i was looking for and I came upon this. A BENT DOLLAR COIN ???? Is it worth anything extra?? Is it something special ??? Like I said I only started seriously collecting a few years now so I am no expert. I will definitely do some research or perhaps someone can contact me with their expertise. Here are the pics for my treasure hunting !




Thursday, February 08, 2007

My Brothers Wedding

Well well well .... if it isnt my little brother Mark to be the first of 14 cousins to get married . I am sooo happy for him because he really found himself a sweet girl Giovanna. She is a real Italian girl from a small town in Benevento . THe same town where my mother is from. They have been together for over 7 years . wow ! considering my brother is 26 now. So they have decided to get married in the small town of Pontelandolfo <> at the church where my parents got married. Now that is one full circle ... its going to be soo emotional. The other day we flipped through my parents wedding album and ...looked at all the details of this really beautiful old church. Its going to be amazing.
They are having the reception in a ctiy nearby at this beautiful restuarant VILLA ROSA. http://www.ristorantevillarosa.it/ By the looks of the catalogue it looks really nice , its all yellow decor just like Giovanna's roses she is using in her bouquet. I think its important to coordinate the place with your wedding colors. I sometimes see these reception halls where the colors are way too strong. I think they should have soft colors that easily match with any events colors. (my opinion! ) So June 7th , 2007 is the date!! Everything is pretty much picked out ...and i try to give a hand here and there ... We had a great bridal shower for Giovanna last month. I will post the pics next time. I cant wait to go to ITALY!!!!! ....