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Mike Lickteig

Joined 9 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

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  • KU versus Duke in Men's Basketball:  the All-Time Series
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    KU versus Duke in Men's Basketball: the All-Time Series

    2 years ago

    The Kansas Jayhawks and Duke Blue Devils have basketball programs second to none. They are second and fourth in all-time victories with more than 4,000 wins between them. They are currently first and second in consecutive NCAA appearances. Duke has...

  • The Women of Smallville
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    The Women of Smallville

    8 years ago

    It was recently reported by the CW network that their hit series “Smallville” will return for a tenth and final season. The cast of this remarkably durable show has changed over the years, but two things have remained constant: 1) Clark...

  • Four Country Songs That Tell a Story
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    Four Country Songs That Tell a Story

    7 years ago

    A song that attracts our attention or even touches our heart typically combines a nice melody with strong lyrics. We can certainly appreciate a song that offers only powerful words or a strong tune but when both are present, the song will usually...

  • A Brief Comparison of Aesthetic Objectivism, Relativism and Subjectivism
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    A Brief Comparison of Aesthetic Objectivism, Relativism and Subjectivism

    8 years ago

      I was recently asked to define aesthetic relativism, objectivism and subjectivism and to offer pros and cons for each school of thought.  Anyone struggling to understand art wonders why there are no exact, clear-cut rules for defining what art...

  • What is Art?  What is Not Art?
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    What is Art? What is Not Art?

    7 years ago

    This article challenges the reader to consider what truly makes something "art". Is the end result of what is achieved through drawing or painting art? When is it not art? The writer ponders how art has been defined and categorized while offering his own opinions along the way.

  • KU Basketball History and Traditions: Their Greatest NCAA Tournament Victories
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    KU Basketball History and Traditions: Their Greatest NCAA Tournament Victories

    2 years ago

    The University of Kansas Men’s Basketball Team played in 2799 games entering the 2010-2011 season and won 2003, third all-time behind Kentucky and North Carolina. 122 of these games were played in the NCAA Tournament, where KU has won 85 times....

  • The Michael Teachings: The Unexplained Ouija Board Mysteries
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    The Michael Teachings: The Unexplained Ouija Board Mysteries

    7 years ago

    One afternoon in the summer of 1986, I leisurely wandered the aisles of a local book shop. In the “Astrology and Occult” section I noticed a small paperback adorned with a very odd cover. I saw an artist’s rendition of three stern figures,...

  • New Year's Eve Traditions in the United States
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    New Year's Eve Traditions in the United States

    7 years ago

    The clock is ticking, my friends! We are preparing to celebrate the beginning of a New Year. The end of 2010 and the first decade of the 21st century have almost arrived. The beginnings of the new millennium were sometimes arduous, and with a new...

  • Wilt Chamberlain Really Was Better Than Michael Jordan!
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    Wilt Chamberlain Really Was Better Than Michael Jordan!

    8 years ago

    Who is the best basketball player ever, the GOAT (greatest of all time)? Many people are quick to anoint Michael Jordan the best, but this article makes a compelling argument for the Big Dipper: Wilt Chamberlain. The author analyzes Wilt's game and his accomplishments and suggests that Wilt...

  • My Ten Favorite Episodes of 'Lost in Space'
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    My Ten Favorite Episodes of 'Lost in Space'

    2 years ago

    Intended as "Swiss Family Robinson in outer space" this series told the story of the Robinson family, launched into space in the distance future of 1997.

  • The Moody Blues-On The Threshold of a Dream: A Review
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    The Moody Blues-On The Threshold of a Dream: A Review

    8 years ago

    The band: Justin Hayward, John Lodge, Graeme Edge, Ray Thomas, and Michael Pinder. The Moody Blues have sold over 50 million albums during the course of their 40+ year career. The album “On the Threshold of a Dream” was released in April 1969...

  • The Legend of Stull Cemetery
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    The Legend of Stull Cemetery

    8 years ago

      I live approximately ten miles from a famous cemetery in the small town of Stull, Kansas. With Halloween approaching, it seemed appropriate to describe a bit of the legend of Stull Cemetery. The place may or may not be haunted, but it is a...

  • Basic Elements of Cartooning
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    Basic Elements of Cartooning

    8 years ago

    Cartooning encompasses many essential elements of successful drawings, but is typically employed in an overly simplified manner. Some of the simplest, most effective drawings we see or make are done by cartoonists. These artists employ the skills of...

  • High School Players Should Attend College Before the NBA
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    High School Players Should Attend College Before the NBA

    8 years ago

    Watch out, NBA—it’s the “Attack of the ‘One-and-Done’ Gang”! A sense of normalcy has been returned to the NBA draft after years of draft-night lunacy, and we have the NBA policy mandating a player be a year removed from high school...

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