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Dreams and Nightmares by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   September 30, 2018)
A dream puts education in perspective…
Topics: Education Hopes & Dreams


Whatever the Weather by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   July 28, 2018)
Submitting to the power of mother nature…
Topics: Nature Seasons Weather


I Remember When by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   July 22, 2018)
I got a nickel a week allowance…and other things found only in memories…
Topics: History Memories


Stewardship by Stu Johnson


(Serve   April 13, 2018)
Caring and giving as a way of life…
Topics: Character, Integrity Charity Choices and Decision Making Christian Life Compassion Discipline Financial Inspiration Lifestyle, General Money Service Volunteer


Food, Glorious Food! by Stu Johnson


(My World   January 30, 2018)
Memories and reflections on one of God's gifts to us…
Topics: Cooking Food & Nuitrition History Lifestyle, General Memories


Lighten Up! by Stu Johnson


(My World   January 23, 2018)
Memories of winter fun, injecting laughter and humor in your life…
Topics: Contentment, Satsifaction Humor Lifestyle, General Memories Optimal Aging Recreation Weather


Let's Hear it for Moms and Pops by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 25, 2017)
Celebrating Small Business Saturday in a very personal way
Topics: Books Business Tribute, Testimony


The Gospel According to Fast-Food by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 27, 2017)
A tip of the hat to two fast-food giants…
Topics: Beliefs Business Character, Integrity Faith Values


Home Sweet Home by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   August 6, 2017)
A flood of memories from a trip to my boyhood home…
Topics: Change Friends & Neighbnors Memories


Let's Hear It for Culture by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 25, 2017)
A call to understanding not agreement…
Topics: Change Relationships Values


Farmer Dan by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   June 11, 2017)
There is something special about farming…take it from a city slicker…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Change Lifestyle, General Memories


Innovation by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   April 30, 2017)
Innovation is more than incremental change…
Topics: Change Future Social Movements Technology Trends


Cultural Changes by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   April 2, 2017)
Since I was born in 1927, there have been a few changes in our culture…
Topics: Change History Memories


La La Land is More Than a Movie by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 4, 2017)
Hollywood seduces young dreamers with nightmares…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Hopes & Dreams Popular Culture


Let's Seize the Day by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 25, 2017)
A reaction to death's too frequent surprise visits…
Topics: Dying and Death Opportunity Optimal Aging Relationships


Moments by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   December 4, 2016)
We all have them…which are your most memorable?…
Topics: Memories


Antiquity by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   September 11, 2016)
When does old become ancient?…
Topics: Communication Writing


August by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   August 14, 2016)
Naming the months…
Topics: History Language, Meaning


A Star-Spangled Anthem by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 4, 2016)
With apologies to Francis Scott Key…
Topics: Armed Forces God Inspiration


March Madness by Wes Wick


(My World   April 3, 2016)
Lessons from the rituals of brackets and primary elections…
Topics: Basketball Metaphors, Life Lessons Optimal Aging Politics Sports


The Death of Common Sense by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   January 10, 2016)
Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years…
Topics: Civility Knowledge Social Issues


Junk by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   December 13, 2015)
Downsizing means decisions and senior moments…
Topics: Change Choices and Decision Making Material Goods, Materialism Memories


Twenty-One Pilgrimages by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   November 15, 2015)
A birthday leads to a recollection of all the places I have lived on my birthday… There are no topics assigned to this article.


Unintended Consequences - Part 1 by Stu Johnson


(My World   November 6, 2015)
A personal experience leads to thoughts about unintended consequences (part 1 looks at making matters worse)
Topics: Government Nature Planning Science & Technology


Unintended Consequences - Part 2 by Stu Johnson


(My World   November 6, 2015)
A personal experience leads to thoughts about unintended consequences (part 2 looks at unexpected benefits, causes, and tips)
Topics: Government Planning Science & Technology


Reminicing by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   October 25, 2015)
A box full of memories…
Topics: Memories Travel


Clogged Drains by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   May 3, 2015)
Life, at its best, is a pleasant mix of intellectuals and roto-rooters…
Topics: Inspiration Language, Meaning


The Game of Life by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   April 12, 2015)
It's more than just a board game…
Topics: Games Grace


Any Resemblance? by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   January 18, 2015)
Starting 2015 with a column written years ago about Geritol…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Memories

Senior Moments Self-Examined by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   November 16, 2014)
Thoughts on why I share these senior moments…
Topics: Language, Meaning

Either/Or by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   September 21, 2014)
One of the misused and abused traits is the either/or complex…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making

Time to Remember by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   August 17, 2014)
August may be one of those months with few memorable events to celebrate…
Topics: Family Memories

Regrets by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   June 8, 2014)
I was looking for a better word for regrettable…
Topics: Personal Issues

April Fool's Day is Here Again by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   March 30, 2014)
Have you ever wondered about the origin of April Fools Day?&hellip
Topics: History Language, Meaning

Bilingualism by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   February 23, 2014)
My mother and father were both bilingual. However…
Topics: Language, Meaning

Pinchtown by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   February 2, 2014)
Learning about our community…
Topics: Memories

Dreams: A Poem by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   November 10, 2013)
There are dreams, visions, nightmares, hallucinations, pipedreams, daydreams…
Topics: Hopes & Dreams

Remembering the Past by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   June 23, 2013)
Many of us probably would like to forget the past. Or at least some of it.…
Topics: Memories

Turning the Clock Back by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   March 31, 2013)
Yes, I can turn our grandmother clock back. So, why can't we turn our calendar back? …
Topics: Change Ethics & Morality Memories Trends

Love Does! by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 24, 2013)
Bob Goff's new book illustrates how and why…
Topics: Discipleship Jesus Love Religion

Once Upon a Time by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   March 17, 2013)
Once upon a time, when Pearl Harbor was attacked, I was a seasoned kid with fourteen years under my belt.…
Topics: Opportunity

My Mailman by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   February 17, 2013)
Strange. I can remember things seventy-five years ago but after a couple weeks absence, I had to think twice…
Topics: Memories

Goodbye Abby! by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 20, 2013)
A final letter to a dear lady…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Tribute, Testimony

I Resolve to Resolve by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 6, 2013)
In praise of New Year's resolutions…
Topics: Holidays New Year's

The Mailman by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   December 30, 2012)
If you are a senior you probably remember when you looked forward to the mailman coming…
Topics: Charity

A Hymn for the City by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 2, 2012)
A call to reach the urban jungle…
Topics: Evangelism Faith Opportunity

What If? by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   October 21, 2012)
A small booklet ended up on my desk. It sat there, staring at me until I opened it. The title? What if It's True? …
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Education Memories Science & Technology

Ameri-I-CAN by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 9, 2012)
Opportunity is what unites us…
Topics: Freedom

A Prodigal Nation by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   May 20, 2012)
Grieving for what once was but is no longer…
Topics: Beliefs Change Crisis

What's in a Name by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   May 20, 2012)
What do we call people who are over 60?… There are no topics assigned to this article.

Road Rage on Wall Street by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 23, 2011)
Has the American dream become a nightmare?…
Topics: Change Financial Trends Trouble

Speed Kings by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 23, 2011)
A call to slow down on the race track of life…
Topics: Lifestyle, General

Trivia by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   August 14, 2011)
There are a lot of ditties we know in part but not the whole....
Topics: Knowledge Statistics Trends

Happy Birthday, Mr. President by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 7, 2011)
What were you doing when Obama was born?…
Topics: Birthdays & Annivesaries Memories

Reflections from Poet's Cove by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 26, 2011)
Sunday thoughts on a Thursda…
Topics: Inspiration Leisure Nature

The Giving Game by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   May 29, 2011)
What Oprah taught me about generosity…
Topics: Generosity

Why Birthdays are a Gift by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   April 17, 2011)
A poet reflects on the 59th anniversary of his birth…
Topics: Birthdays & Annivesaries Grace

Fiber with a Flair by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   April 3, 2011)
A popcorn lover's tribute to his favorite nightly snack…
Topics: Food & Nuitrition

What's Happened to Civility? by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 23, 2011)
Exposing the toxicity of our times…
Topics: Civility Politics

Confronting Taller Ants by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 9, 2011)
What bugs me about our culture…
Topics: Language, Meaning Political Correctness Politics Trends

Baristas are Bartenders Too by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 5, 2010)
Questioning Starbucks decision to serve beer and wine…
Topics: Business Food & Nuitrition

Turkeyville by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   November 21, 2010)
About 100 miles from where we live is a tiny community called “Turkeyville”…
Topics: Food & Nuitrition

Report Cards by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   November 14, 2010)
If you are like me, I am happy that the era of report cards is in the past…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Statistics

What Happened to Civility? by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 7, 2010)
Accounting for the causalities of an uncivil war…
Topics: Civility Communication Politics Popular Culture

Let's Hear it for Vacations by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 22, 2010)
America's summertime ritual…
Topics: Leisure

Let's Hear it for Reunion Nametags! by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 1, 2010)
Reflections at a 40-year high school reunion…
Topics: Education Memories

To Those of Us Born 1925-1975 by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   July 18, 2010)
To all the kids who survived the 1930s, '40s, '50s, '60s, and '70s!!…
Topics: History Memories

Let's Give Our Thumbs a Hand by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   July 11, 2010)
Celebrating an often-overlooked digit… There are no topics assigned to this article.

Recalling My Ordination Day by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 27, 2010)
It's more than pressing redial on my iPhone…
Topics: Faith Memories

Advisory Capacity by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   June 13, 2010)
Awhile ago, years or decades I can't remember, I heard someone say something like this: Lord, I'll serve You in any position, especially in an advisory capacity…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Faith

June Bug by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   June 6, 2010)
Why June Bug? Does it have anything to do with June, the month, or June, a woman? Or romance?…
Topics: Language, Meaning

Let Freedom Ring! by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   May 2, 2010)
Once we've cleaned the clapper of our culture…
Topics: Risk Social Issues Trouble

Thoughts ny Natalie Ray


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 21, 2010)
Lady Macbeth gets credit for this poem…
Topics: Language, Meaning

O Canada (revisited) by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 21, 2010)
A tribute to a gold medal nation…
Topics: Current Events, News Tribute, Testimony

Put a Blue Light in Your Window by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 27, 2009)
Honoring those officers killed in the line of duty…
Topics: Gratitute Tribute, Testimony

My Imaginary Journey by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   December 13, 2009)
Let's take an imaginary journey via a few selective Forbes Life's advertisements which often go considerably beyond our imagination as well as means…
Topics: Advertising

Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 6, 2009)
How to tame the beast called Lust…
Topics: Personal Issues

The Whine Flu by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 29, 2009)
The contagious nature of ingratitude…
Topics: Communication Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving

Obsolete by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   November 29, 2009)
I have been interested in this word obsolete recently…
Topics: Language, Meaning Trends

A Labor of Love by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 6, 2009)
A tribute to America's firefighters…
Topics: Tribute, Testimony Work

Facing America's Moral Erosion by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 30, 2009)
Reflections on a famous American landmark…
Topics: Change Ethics & Morality

A Sentimental Journey by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 23, 2009)
A road trip to college with daughter number three…
Topics: Change Family Parenting, Parents

My Big Fat Greek Name by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 16, 2009)
There's more to it than meets the eye…
Topics: Language, Meaning

Barbie at 50 by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 8, 2009)
The midlife crisis surrounding America's famous doll…
Topics: History Popular Culture

A New Year's Dance-a-Thon by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 11, 2009)
Waltzing with the unknown…
Topics: Change Faith New Year's

A Call for Compassion by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 21, 2008)
Remembering the homeless at the holidays (and everyday)…
Topics: Christmas Compassion Holidays Needy People

The Next Generation by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   December 7, 2008)
Let me begin with a Rip Van Lee chair and ottoman which has graced our living room for forty years…
Topics: Business Change Choices and Decision Making

I Really Said That? by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   October 5, 2008)
Another senior moment occurs when someone quotes you…
Topics: Communication Language, Meaning

I Have a Dream (Then and Now) by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 31, 2008)
We've come a long way in forty-five years…
Topics: History Social Movements

Bikers for Justice by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   August 30, 2008)
My wife and I had the privilege of hosting two bikers who left California heading for Massachusetts…
Topics: Compassion Faith Service

Softsoap and Soft-Soap by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   August 23, 2008)
This is one of those senior moments coming out of nowhere…
Topics: Language, Meaning

Acronyms by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   August 17, 2008)
The other day my wife got an email and she was asked if she ever was involved in PEO…
Topics: Language, Meaning

Baby Talk by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   May 11, 2008)
Candid questions for a newborn…
Topics: Hopes & Dreams

The Halves and the Halve-Nots by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   April 27, 2008)
Why splitting hares can drive you bugs…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Science & Technology

A Kind Word About Libraries by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   April 13, 2008)
According to a study from the Pew Internet and American Life Project, 53% of U.S. adults visited a library in 2007…
Topics: Books Leisure Media Trends

Dropping Out by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   March 9, 2008)
A new study by an organization called LifeWay Research hit my desk recently. No, it’s not about seniors but future seniors…
Topics: Religion Trends

The Deceiving Beauty of Autumn Leaves by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 20, 2007)
Examining the death of morality in progress…
Topics: Ethics & Morality Faith Trends

Finally Home by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 23, 2007)
Grieving for our fallen soldiers…
Topics: Dying and Death Tribute, Testimony War

The Heat is On by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   July 15, 2007)
Contemplating the nationwide heat wave…
Topics: Current Events, News Weather

I'm Looking Over a Three-Leaf Clover by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 18, 2007)
New lyrics celebrating an old saint's ingenuity (pus A Poetic Protest of Soul Patches) …
Topics: Holidays

Honor: A Worthy Attribute by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   February 4, 2007)
Our senior moment could be that moment when we lost our honor, or spent it unwisely, or forgot about it entirely and possibly feel a need to restore it.…
Topics: Character, Integrity

Pet Peeves by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   January 14, 2007)
For those of us who have lived over half a century, we have no doubt accumulated quite a few pet peeves.…
Topics: Civility Humor Trends

Survivor Lessons by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 20, 2006)
What I learned from a power outage and reality TV…
Topics: Christmas Coping Weather

The Richest Kind by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 3, 2006)
Craving the coffee Mrs. Olson brewed…
Topics: Change Lifestyle, General

My Spell Checker by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   November 26, 2006)
If you own a computer, your senior moment could occur at any time.…
Topics: Computers (and other Digital devices) Humor Language, Meaning

FIFO and LILOFIFO and LILO by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   November 19, 2006)
Acronyms are a dime a dozen. They are all over the place (AFL, NPR, CIA, AARP, etc.) so let's look at one more: FIFO.…
Topics: Language, Meaning

Innocence by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   October 22, 2006)
Sally, a beautician well loved by her customers, discovered that an injury prevented one of her clients from going to the beauty parlor.…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Trouble

Pets by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   October 15, 2006)
A statistic rumbled by recently suggesting that there are some 167,000,000 (give or take) pet dogs and cats in the U.S. with dogs out in front.…
Topics: Animals Pets

The Dog Days of Summer are Barking by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 2, 2006)
If only they'd roll over and play dead.…
Topics: Weather