CORINTHIANS 13:11 on CREATIVE ARTS THURSDAY/FRIDAY

  
By:  A. Macarthur  •  2 weeks ago  •  89 comments


CORINTHIANS 13:11 on CREATIVE ARTS THURSDAY/FRIDAY
 

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"When I was a child, I spoke as a child, thought as a child, etc., but when I became a man, I put away childish things."

Well, not exactly.

Twenty-five years ago, I stopped collecting BASEBALL CARDS … but a summer in America without baseball sent me into my old cardboard-buddies' storage boxes … and subsequently led to things like this.

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A. Macarthur
1  author  A. Macarthur    2 weeks ago

As I remind my wife periodically … while I can't stop the aging process … I CAN ALWAYS ACT IMMATURE.

Post your stuff!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    2 weeks ago

Great images, A.Mac.  Among the movies being shown here that I've been watching are The Natural, Moneyball, A Soldier's Story and the Billy Bob Thornton version of The Bad News Bears, but it sure doesn't take the place of sitting in the stands, eating a hot dog and watching it all happen for real. 

My son collected baseball cards (for many years the whole box sets) for many years starting in the mid 1980s.

Taken with my Canon F1 film SLR at 1/2000 of a second, while I was a guest in one of the Blue Jays corporate boxes in Toronto's Skydome.  Normally, I sat in my season's ticket seats behind home plate.

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Raven Wing
1.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.1    2 weeks ago

My two favorite baseball movies are "Field Of Dreams" and "A League Of Their Own." I still enjoy watching them, no matter how many times.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
1.1.2  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.1    2 weeks ago

Was the hitter Fred McGriff in that photo?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
1.1.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @1.1.2    2 weeks ago

You asked that once before. McGriff was a big guy, did bat left, and there is a resemblance in the body, so it is a possibility.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
1.2  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    2 weeks ago

Great photo Mac. How fun is that! I had a baseball card collection when I was young. My favorite player was Mickey Mantle. I collected others as well. When I outgrew the interest I put them away. I recently ran across them when I last moved and needed to downsize for my Studio apt. and I gave them to my Granddaughter. They may be worth some money one day and she may need it more than I do.Or, if she has a Son one day he may like to have them.

And I agree that there is always a time to act immature. No matter how old one gets. jrSmiley_91_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
1.3  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    2 weeks ago

Some of those must be worth a small fortune.

 
 
 
evilgenius
2  evilgenius    2 weeks ago

Great images! B and I were just talking about wishing we still had all our childhood baseball cards and comic books. 

 
 
 
Ender
2.1  Ender  replied to  evilgenius @2    2 weeks ago

Who would have thought old comic books would be worth money.

Hell, I would have even taken better care of my old metal lunchboxes with the thermos.

 
 
 
Kavika
2.1.1  Kavika   replied to  Ender @2.1    2 weeks ago

I woulda taken better care of my brown paper bag...Wait, what!!!!!

 
 
 
evilgenius
3  evilgenius    2 weeks ago

I don't get out early very much any more, but here's another shot from the beginning of May.
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Kavika
3.1  Kavika   replied to  evilgenius @3    2 weeks ago

What a great photo EG...

 
 
 
Ender
3.2  Ender  replied to  evilgenius @3    2 weeks ago

Orange haze.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
3.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  evilgenius @3    2 weeks ago

Both the composition and the colours are superb. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
3.4  Raven Wing  replied to  evilgenius @3    2 weeks ago

That's a beauty EG. That sunrise looks very inviting, and the water looks very cold. jrSmiley_91_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Krishna
4  Krishna    2 weeks ago

A wise comment by those 13 Corinthians...wise indeed! 🙂

 
 
 
Kavika
5  Kavika     2 weeks ago

This is my dad's hero and of course mine as well. 

Albert Chief Bender, Crow Wing County MN. Member of the White Earth Ojibwe band and a Hall of Fame member.

My dad who was a hell of a ballplayer with his brother met Albert on a number of occasions. Dad and my uncle never got to pursue their baseball dream. WWII happened. 

One of my favorite stories about Albert is when the fans would scream racial insults at him, he would stand there cup his hand around his mouth and holler back at them, ''Foreigner''....LMAO

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Raven Wing
5.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @5    2 weeks ago
he would stand there cup his hand around his mouth and holler back at them, ''Foreigner''....LMAO

How apropos! There is no cure for stupidity. Those spewing the insults at Albert likely had no idea why he was yelling "Foreigner" at them. 

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
5.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Kavika @5    2 weeks ago

He kind of looks like Frank Langella, the actor.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
6  author  A. Macarthur    2 weeks ago

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Photo by my Dad

This is (was) me in 1960. In those days in Philly, no such thing as T-ball, "everyone makes the team and gets a trophy," all sandlot team baseball was highly competitive across the city and Philly suburbs. After each game, coaches would select the game-MVP for the opposing team, and, mid-season, the players with the most votes at their position would be designated as ALL STARS … and get to play a game in Philadelphia's Connie Mack Stadium (where the Phillies and other Major League Teams played)!

A thrill (played there twice, in '58 and '60). I remember standing on the pitcher's mound thinking thoughts like, "Holy shit, Koufax, Roberts and others pitched from where I'm pitching!"

Memory of a lifetime.

 
 
 
Kavika
6.1  Kavika   replied to  A. Macarthur @6    2 weeks ago

That had to be one hell of a thrill. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
6.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @6    2 weeks ago

Although I played catch with my son a lot (he liked being a catcher in his games), my father never played catch with me and in fact never played any sport with me except golf (unless fishing is considered a sport and we did do that together), so I never was that good at sports.  Do you think that if I build a golf course he will come?

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
6.2.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @6.2    2 weeks ago

People will come, Buzz; people will come; they'll plunk down twenty dollars without thinking and say, "mind if we look around" … for it's money they have, Buzz, and peace they lack …

People will come, Buzz.

People will come.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
6.3  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @6    2 weeks ago
Memory of a lifetime.

Indeed. To stand where the greats have stood must have been a truly inspirational experience. I played sandlot baseball growing up, and even though I was a girl, I had hopes that one day when I grew up I might be able to play real baseball. I played softball in Jr and High school at first as catcher, then first base, pitcher, umpire at home plate, and after I that asst. coach. I enjoyed them all, and hated to give them up when we moved to Calif from Tex when I was 16. 

 
 
 
JaneDoe
7  JaneDoe    2 weeks ago

I can still remember being at my Grandmas house listening to Myron Cope announce the Pirate games. Watching my brothers flip cards with their friends.

My brother gave my son his baseball card collection about 10 years ago. We were just looking through them a few nights ago. Some fantastic cards in there. His prized possession being a Chipper Jones rookie card in near mint condition. 

 I would have to say we are all in agreement on our favorite player though. Roberto Clemente!  

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
8  author  A. Macarthur    2 weeks ago

It was a real-life Field-of-Dreams.

 
 
 
JaneDoe
9  JaneDoe    2 weeks ago

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Ender
9.1  Ender  replied to  JaneDoe @9    2 weeks ago

Ok, at first I thought that was a pot plant growing in the woods.

 
 
 
JaneDoe
9.1.1  JaneDoe  replied to  Ender @9.1    2 weeks ago

I kinda see what you mean there. 

 
 
 
Kavika
9.1.2  Kavika   replied to  JaneDoe @9.1.1    2 weeks ago

It's not?

 
 
 
JaneDoe
9.1.3  JaneDoe  replied to  Kavika @9.1.2    2 weeks ago

Shhh. It’s hanging in my garage now. 😂

 
 
 
Krishna
9.1.4  Krishna  replied to  Ender @9.1    2 weeks ago
Ok, at first I thought that was a pot plant growing in the woods.

Well, you know what they say:

Grow some Pot plants and they will come! 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
9.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  JaneDoe @9    2 weeks ago

To keep up the "baseball" theme, are those potential bats growing?

 
 
 
JaneDoe
9.2.1  JaneDoe  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9.2    2 weeks ago

Yes, I think they could be.

 
 
 
Krishna
9.2.2  Krishna  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9.2    2 weeks ago
To keep up the "baseball" theme, are those potential bats growing?

Let's hope their not Corona bats!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
9.2.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Krishna @9.2.2    2 weeks ago

Unlikely, but they could be "WONDERBOYS" or "SAVOY SPECIALS".

 
 
 
Ender
10  Ender    2 weeks ago

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Just sneaking a peek.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
10.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Ender @10    2 weeks ago

Caption:  "I'm not moving unless you fill my bowl."

 
 
 
One Miscreant
10.1.1  One Miscreant  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @10.1    2 weeks ago

Mandatory for every road trip. Fire it up!

 
 
 
JaneDoe
11  JaneDoe    2 weeks ago

 
 
 
One Miscreant
12  One Miscreant    2 weeks ago

Love that verse, your photographic eye & your description(s). I think my Bill Mazeroski was the vroom on my bike.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
13  Raven Wing    2 weeks ago

Not much to do with baseball, but, hopefully enjoyable just the same. One some of you may have already seen, but, might still enjoy.

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Buzz of the Orient
13.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @13    2 weeks ago

Worth seeing again.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
13.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @13.1    2 weeks ago

Thanks Buzz. The Hopi were excellent craftsmen and artisans. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
14  Buzz of the Orient    2 weeks ago

Flowers for Algernon

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A. Macarthur
14.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @14    2 weeks ago

Really nice!

 
 
 
Raven Wing
14.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @14    2 weeks ago

Beautiful flowers Buzz. Very relaxing, and boosts ones' spirits. jrSmiley_79_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
evilgenius
15  evilgenius    2 weeks ago

Celebration! (from way back in 2015) 
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Ender
15.1  Ender  replied to  evilgenius @15    2 weeks ago

Nice one, it is hard to get good pics of fireworks.

 
 
 
evilgenius
15.1.1  evilgenius  replied to  Ender @15.1    2 weeks ago

Thanks Ender. I have an article all ready to put on Monday about how to photograph fireworks. 

 
 
 
Kavika
15.1.2  Kavika   replied to  evilgenius @15.1.1    2 weeks ago

That photo is a real beauty, EG.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
15.2  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  evilgenius @15    2 weeks ago

Extremely well done!

 
 
 
Raven Wing
16  Raven Wing    2 weeks ago

Hope everyone has a great weekend.....

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Ender
16.1  Ender  replied to  Raven Wing @16    2 weeks ago

That one looks like the guy in Dances With Wolves.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
16.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Ender @16.1    2 weeks ago

Thanks Ender. Glad you like it. 

 
 
 
Kavika
16.1.2  Kavika   replied to  Ender @16.1    2 weeks ago

Graham Greene, he played Kicking Bird in Dances with Wolves.

 
 
 
Ender
16.1.3  Ender  replied to  Kavika @16.1.2    2 weeks ago

That's him. Thanks.

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devangelical
16.1.5  devangelical  replied to  Raven Wing @16.1.1    2 weeks ago

amazing likeness

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
16.1.6  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Ender @16.1.3    2 weeks ago

I loved his character in The Green Mile.

 
 
 
Ender
16.1.7  Ender  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @16.1.6    2 weeks ago

I forgot he was in that.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
16.1.8  sandy-2021492  replied to  Ender @16.1    2 weeks ago

And "Maverick".  He was hilarious in that.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
16.1.9  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Ender @16.1.7    2 weeks ago

He was also in Free Willy and Free Willy 2.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
16.1.10  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @16.1.9    2 weeks ago

No, Paula.  If you're thinking of the Randolph Johnson character, that was August Schellenberg.  Graham Green was not in any of the Free Willy movies or TV series. 

I'll be posting a new movie quiz within a day - you can show your prowess there. 

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
16.1.11  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @16.1.10    2 weeks ago

You are correct Sir.  I was so wrong on this one.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
16.2  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Raven Wing @16    2 weeks ago

Powerful!

 
 
 
Raven Wing
16.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @16.2    2 weeks ago
Powerful!

Thanks Mac.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
16.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @16    2 weeks ago

Maybe Graham Greene should have been called "Bearing Bird" rather than "Kicking Bird".

 
 
 
Raven Wing
16.3.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @16.3    2 weeks ago

Indeed! He was one of my favorite actors in Dancing With Wolves, and I only hope I did him justice.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
16.3.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @16.3.1    2 weeks ago

Well, he's a Canadian.

 
 
 
Kathleen
17  Kathleen    2 weeks ago

A squirrel outside my window running up and down my tree. Not baseball though... lol

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Kavika
17.1  Kavika   replied to  Kathleen @17    2 weeks ago

He is chasing a baseball sized nut though. jrSmiley_2_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
Kathleen
17.1.1  Kathleen  replied to  Kavika @17.1    2 weeks ago

I’ve seen one with a pine cone in his mouth... it looked so funny. 

 
 
 
Kathleen
18  Kathleen    2 weeks ago

Just one more.

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Buzz of the Orient
18.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kathleen @18    2 weeks ago

Makes me think of Joni Mitchell's song "Clouds".

 
 
 
evilgenius
19  evilgenius    2 weeks ago

The next generation in baseball - 

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evilgenius
19.1  evilgenius  replied to  evilgenius @19    2 weeks ago

These little girls are twins

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Buzz of the Orient
19.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  evilgenius @19    2 weeks ago

My son played catcher as well when he was that age.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
20  Paula Bartholomew    2 weeks ago

The only baseball story I have is in regards to my mother.  My grandmother thought sports was a ridiculous past time but my grandfather was a staunch fan of baseball.  He would sneak my mother to local games.  She was about 5.  Well one day, my grandmother had her church ladies (picture Aunt Bee and her posse) over for lunch when the radio switched from music to a baseball game.  My mother heard it, ran into the room, plopped down and said "Hot damn!   Baseball!"  Well, you can imagine the shock to all those church ladies.  My grandmother was so embarrassed, she didn't go to church for two weeks.  My grandfather got so busted over it.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
20.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @20    2 weeks ago

"The people will come."

 
 
 
MUVA
21  MUVA    2 weeks ago

256 Dinner

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
21.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  MUVA @21    2 weeks ago

Lookin' for the hot sauce and a cold beer!

 
 
 
charger 383
21.2  charger 383  replied to  MUVA @21    2 weeks ago

Looks Good!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
21.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  MUVA @21    2 weeks ago

Oh, how I miss oysters.  I used to frequent Rodney's Oyster House in Toronto.

 
 
 
MUVA
21.3.1  MUVA  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @21.3    2 weeks ago

I'm lucky to have water men as customers that was the last of the oysters from my buddy till the water cools down I can also get crabs and shrimp some fish.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
22  author  A. Macarthur    2 weeks ago

Last night in the Pocono Mountains … the Great Spirit made a convincing appearance …

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Taken with my iPhone

© A. Mac/A.G.

 
 
 
Kathleen
22.1  Kathleen  replied to  A. Macarthur @22    2 weeks ago

Nice pic, most of mine are with my phone too.

 
 
 
Kathleen
23  Kathleen    2 weeks ago

512 Here is a line of storm clouds taken from my phone driving from the Bay Bridge Tunnel in Virginia.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
23.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kathleen @23    2 weeks ago

Looks a little scary.  Are you going to try the new movie quiz?

 
 
 
Kathleen
23.1.1  Kathleen  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @23.1    2 weeks ago

It was...

I think I am going to sit out on this one Buzz, Thanks.

 
 
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