Lead contributor Greg Asimakoupoulos expresses his perspective on current events and life in general through verse. We have used Greg's weekly expressions since SeniorLifesytle began in 2006 and borrowed (with permission) the "Rhymes & Reasons" title used on the Partial Observer website where his work still appears.

The updated SeniorLIfestyle site includes all of the Rhymes & Reasons we have used since April 2006. 

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 27 records found

Narrowing One Gap by Stu Johnson

(My World   June 13, 2020)
A glimmer of hope at a dark hour…
Topics: Demographics Education George Floyd Hopes & Dreams Social Movements Statistics Trends

Oh, the Places You Will Go by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 9, 2018)
A poem for high school graduates (with apologies to D. Seuss)…
Topics: Circumstances, Life Events Education Future Hopes & Dreams

Learning from Others by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   April 22, 2018)
Lessons from the world of business…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Business Circumstances, Life Events Education Innovation, Invention, Creativity Inspiration Leadership Learning Values

Graduations by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   May 14, 2017)
In the season of graduations, thoughts about my own…
Topics: Education History Learning Memories

Excessive Debt? by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   April 16, 2017)
At times I marvel at the debt accrued by so many students…
Topics: Change Education Financial History Memories Trends

Judge Judy and the Supremes by Stu Johnson

(Learn   February 1, 2016)
Some people think she is a Supreme Court justice…
Topics: Government History Knowledge

Lifelong Learning Never Stops by David Noreen

(Learn   July 10, 2015)
Seize the opportunity for personal knowledge and growth…
Topics: Learning Optimal Aging

Gentle Shepherds by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 7, 2015)
A tribute to kindergarten teachers…
Topics: Teaching Tribute, Testimony

Higher Education Illation by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   April 19, 2015)
Know that word illation? I didn't…
Topics: Change Language, Meaning Opportunity

The Challenge of Education by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   April 12, 2015)
When the fundamentals matter…
Topics: Change Language, Meaning

Craftsmanship by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   March 8, 2015)
The unfortunate division between liberal arts and vocational education…
Topics: Training Work

An Eighth Grade Exam from 1895 by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   July 6, 2014)
How many of us could have passed this exam?…
Topics: History Knowledge

May Day by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   May 4, 2014)
The month of graduations and anticipation…
Topics: Hopes & Dreams Opportunity Work

Diploma vs. Passport by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   April 13, 2014)
I often admonished my students to consider their diploma as if it were a passport…
Topics: Hopes & Dreams Opportunity

Dropouts by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   August 26, 2012)
I have heard of dropouts since I was considerably younger. However, there seems to be a greater incidence of dropouts today raising concern.…
Topics: Language, Meaning

Reach for the Stars by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 10, 2012)
A baccalaureate hymn…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Education Hopes & Dreams Opportunity

Scholarship by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   April 1, 2012)
If you were to ask, I'd quickly inform you that I am not a scholar. I do read what some scholars write, and often I am impressed. But then…
Topics: Retirement Teaching Writing

Lessons I Learned in High School by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   August 8, 2010)
Reunion reflections and somber afterthoughts…
Topics: Education Memories Tribute, Testimony

A Step of Faith by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 13, 2010)
A college graduate's aspiration…
Topics: Education Hopes & Dreams Inspiration Opportunity Prayer

High School Graduation (revisited) by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 13, 2010)
Poetic reflections on a timeless rite-of-passage…
Topics: Birthdays & Annivesaries Education Memories

The Pull of Hope by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   October 4, 2009)
Life lessons from a college tug-of-war…
Topics: Education Sports

I Guess I Must Have Blinked by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 14, 2009)
Thoughts following a high school graduation…
Topics: Education Hopes & Dreams Parenting, Parents

Graduation by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   May 24, 2009)
My senior moment came when I thought of my own high school graduation…
Topics: Education Hopes & Dreams Memories

Forgetting the Past? by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   April 19, 2009)
But even now, after many waters have flowed beneath the bridge, it may not be as easy to "let bygones be bygones"…
Topics: Knowledge Learning Opportunity

Words to the WIse by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 1, 2008)
A saint's (and a poet's) advice on graduation day…
Topics: Bible Education Inspiration

Making the Grade by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 1, 2008)
A year-end salute to teachers…
Topics: Education Tribute, Testimony

Exam Time by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   March 18, 2007)
Check this out. How many of us could have passed the 8th grade in 1895? This is the eighth-grade final exam from 1895 in Salina, Kansas, USA.
Topics: Education History