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Arts & Entertainment

 2 records found

Worshipping a Dead King by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 19, 2007)
The absurdity of Elvis Mania…
Topics: Current Events, News Popular Culture

Gibson's Fall from Grace by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 6, 2006)
Why it pays to beware of what trips us up.…
Topics: Current Events, News Faith Grace Popular Culture


Disaster

 4 records found

Waiting for the Rising Sun by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 20, 2011)
While trusting in God's only Son…
Topics: Current Events, News Disaster Nature

The News According to BP by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 6, 2010)
That oil leak speaks volumes about human depravity…
Topics: Current Events, News Nature Science & Technology Trouble

A Nonstop Parade of Pain by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   April 25, 2010)
Iceland's smoking mountain is just the latest disaster…
Topics: Current Events, News Nature

Attempting to Tally the Sum and Substance of 9-11 by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 10, 2006)
A set of numbers that still doesn't add up five years later…
Topics: Current Events, News History Patriotism Terrorism


Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 6 records found

A Prayer for Pope Francis by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 17, 2013)
Paraphrasing the words of St. Francis…
Topics: Current Events, News History Prayer Religion

The Weight of Waiting by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 10, 2013)
Heavy thoughts to ponder…
Topics: Current Events, News History Religion

The Winds of Change in the Vatican by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 3, 2013)
The foundations of Christ's Church are shaking…
Topics: Current Events, News Religion

Big Bird in Rome by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 17, 2013)
Anticipating the naming of a new pope…
Topics: Current Events, News Religion

A Grave Mistake by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 4, 2007)
Unearthing Jesus is a seasonal disorder…
Topics: Current Events, News Faith Jesus

Paradise Lost by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 15, 2006)
The killing of Amish schoolgirls is evidence of a fallen world…
Topics: Current Events, News Faith Tragedy


General

 3 records found

The State of My Conflicted Heart by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 22, 2019)
A prayer when life doesn't rhyme…
Topics: Current Events, News Dysfunctional, Broken Government Relationships Social Issues Trends


O Canada (revisited) by Greg Asimakoupoulos


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

The Heat is On by Greg Asimakoupoulos


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


Government & Politics

 20 records found

The Last Candidate Standing by James N. Watkins


(My World   September 1, 2019)
Are you already tired of teh 2020 election?…
Topics: Current Events, News Government Media News Politics Social Issues


A Way with Words by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   July 21, 2018)
Exposing President Trump's verbal challenges…
Topics: Current Events, News Language, Meaning News Politics Popular Culture Writing


May I Be Frank, Mr. President? by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 17, 2017)
Challenging a double standard in the Oval Office…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Current Events, News Ethics & Morality News Politics Scandal Social Issues Values


Why Donald Trump Troubles Me by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 27, 2016)
One poetic commentator's opinion…
Topics: Current Events, News News Politics


Herman "Raisin" Cane by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 13, 2011)
How the accused reacts to the "grapes of wrath"…
Topics: Current Events, News Grace Politics

There are 15 more items for this category and the Current Events, News topic...See the whole list


Health & Wellness

 2 records found

Up in Smoke by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 28, 2019)
Vaping and pot are taking a toll…
Topics: Current Events, News Disease Health Care Lifestyle, General Social Issues Wellness


A Tap Dance by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 9, 2008)
Why common water can cure Saturday Night Fever and endless other ills
Topics: Current Events, News Lifestyle, General


History

 2 records found

Happy Birthday, Israel by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   May 19, 2018)
Celebrating the 70th anniversary of modern Israel's birth…
Topics: Current Events, News History Hopes & Dreams News Predictions & Forecasts Religion


D is for Daring by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 11, 2017)
Remembering those who fought on D-Day
Topics: Courage Current Events, News History Prayer Tribute, Testimony War



Media

 1 record found

Praying with Matt Lauer by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 19, 2008)
Why I watch the Today Show religiously…
Topics: Current Events, News Media Prayer


Nature

 1 record found

The Tribe Has Spoken by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 30, 2006)
The plight of a has-been planet…
Topics: Current Events, News


News & Current Events

 72 records found

Bulletproof Backpacks and Back-to-School Fear by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 17, 2019)
What has become of our world?…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Current Events, News Education Fears, Concerns Parenting, Parents Social Issues Technology


Borderline Disaster by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 29, 2019)
Haunted by the heartache of the immigrant crisis…
Topics: Circumstances, Life Events Crime, Justice, Punishment Current Events, News Government Policy, Policy Formation Social Issues Social Movements Tragedy


Refugees by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   March 5, 2017)
Perspectives on a national of immigrants…
Topics: Current Events, News Freedom Hopes & Dreams Opportunity Social Issues Social Unrest, Division


A Dad, a Mom, and an Infant Child by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 12, 2015)
A contrast in scenarios…
Topics: Christmas Current Events, News God Religion Terrorism Tragedy


The Exodus Revisited by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 19, 2015)
A prayer for the refugees…
Topics: Crisis Current Events, News Prayer Relief Work


There are 67 more items for this category and the Current Events, News topic...See the whole list


Relationships

 2 records found

Spare the Rod? by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 21, 2014)
There's spanking and then there's spanking…
Topics: Current Events, News Parenting, Parents

A Mother's Love by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   May 6, 2012)
Lessons from a postcard delivered fifty-five years late…
Topics: Current Events, News History Love Parenting, Parents


Sports & Recreation

 6 records found

Cubs Win! Cubs Win! Cubs Win! by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 5, 2016)
Spiritual lessons from my team's World Series victory…
Topics: Baseball Current Events, News Faith Hopes & Dreams Inspiration Sports


A Series to Remember by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 29, 2016)
Cubs fans are living their dream…
Topics: Baseball Current Events, News History Sports


O Say Can't You Stand? by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 2, 2016)
Questioning Colin Kaepernick's refusal to stand for the national anthem…
Topics: Current Events, News Patriotism Sports


The Boston Marathon Redefined by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   April 21, 2013)
Attempting to make sense of the madness…
Topics: Current Events, News Inspiration Terrorism

The Shame of the Game by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   July 29, 2007)
A big black eye on big league sports…
Topics: Basketball Current Events, News Sports

Desirable Border Conflicts by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   July 9, 2006)
It's what happens when world war is waged with a ball…
Topics: Current Events, News Soccer Sports


Tragedy

 2 records found

Columbine Revisited by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 2, 2014)
Every parent's nightmare…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Current Events, News Grace

Fifty Shades of Gray` by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 24, 2014)
Looking for answers in Fergunson, Missouri…
Topics: Current Events, News