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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Arts & Entertainment

 6 records found

Unbroken by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 21, 2014)
The rest of the story…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Christian Life Grace Inspiration Movies

A Tribute to Mike Kellogg by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 1, 2014)
Saying farewell to an all-night friend…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Grace Radio Retirement

Bring Him Home by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 24, 2013)
Jean Valjean and Les Miserable is now available…
Topics: Grace Inspiration Movies Music Religion

Mr. Trump and Miss California by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   May 17, 2009)
A lesson in grace but not integrity…
Topics: Communication Grace Popular Culture

Lamenting for Lindsay and Her Friends by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   July 29, 2007)
A prayer for your celebrity addicts…
Topics: Grace 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

 1 record found

Old Man River by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   May 22, 2011)
The Mississippi's rage and redemption…
Topics: Grace Nature Weather


Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 6 records found

Run the Race Movie by Rusty Wright


(Arts & Entertainment   February 18, 2019)
Dreams, despair, romance, redemption…
Topics: Faith Football (American) Grace Hopes & Dreams Inspiration Movies Relationships Sports


Have a God-Directed New Year by James N. Watkins


(My World   January 5, 2019)
Fill your new year with hope and humor…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Faith Future Grace Holidays Holiday Season Hopes & Dreams New Year's Predictions & Forecasts


The Shack Movie Review by Rusty Wright


(Arts & Entertainment   March 3, 2017)
God and your tragedy…
Topics: Dying and Death Faith Family God Grace Media Movies Relationships Tragedy


Christ the Redeemer by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 13, 2016)
A means of grace overshadowing Rio…
Topics: Faith Grace Inspiration Jesus Religion


`E-mail from Heaven by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   July 13, 2008)
Timeless truths in an instant message…
Topics: Christian Life Faith Grace Jesus

You've Got Mail! (revisited) by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 16, 2006)
A familiar phrase is an invitation to hear God speak…
Topics: Bible Computers (and other Digital devices) Grace


General

 2 records found

The Game of Life by Greg Asimakoupoulos


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


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


Government & Politics

 2 records found

A Prayer for Lawmakers by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 23, 2019)
What I prayed at the Washington State Legislature on the eve of Washington's birthday…
Topics: Character, Integrity Faith Freedom God Government Grace Leadership Prayer


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


Health & Wellness

 1 record found

Ten Years Cancer Free by James N. Watkins


(Health & Wellness   October 27, 2018)
The top ten things I learned from cancer…
Topics: Faith Fears, Concerns God Grace Health Care Learning Stress Wellness



History

 2 records found

A Doctor's Death and the Birth of Terrorism by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 23, 2014)
Remembering the martyrdom of Paul Carlson fifty years later…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Courage Grace Terrorism

A Race to Nome by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 22, 2012)
A tag-team rescue then and now…
Topics: Crisis Grace History


Holidays

 6 records found

A Family Prayer for Thanksgiving by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 22, 2018)
Contemplating our joys and sorrows as we gather…
Topics: Contemplation, Insight Family Grace Gratitute Holidays Holiday Season Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving


Celebrating the Birth of a New Year by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 4, 2015)
A poet's prayer for the New Year…
Topics: Grace Holidays Holiday Season New Year's Prayer

Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 28, 2014)
What the jolly old elf had to do with the newborn King…
Topics: Christmas Grace Holidays Holiday Season Love

A Season of Red, Green and Amber by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 21, 2008)
What the death of one child has to do with the birth of another…
Topics: Christmas Crime, Justice, Punishment Grace Holidays Holiday Season

A Prayer for Joe Anzack's Parents by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 3, 2007)
Memorial Day observances contuinue…
Topics: Dying and Death Faith Grace War

With Praise for the Queen Mom by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   May 13, 2007)
Heralding one mother's regal worth…
Topics: Family Grace Holidays


Inspiration

 1 record found

The Guilty is Set Free by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   May 11, 2014)
A lesson in redemption from the headlines…
Topics: Forgive, Forgiveness Grace


News & Current Events

 4 records found

Houston, We've Got a Problem by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   April 28, 2018)
Praying for Barbara Bush's best friend…
Topics: Grace News Prayer


Where is God? by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 12, 2017)
Reflecting on the tragedy in a little Texas town…
Topics: Compassion Coping Crime, Justice, Punishment Faith God Grace News Tragedy


The State of the Union (Revisited) by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 16, 2016)
Contemplating the health of our nation, marriage and relationship with God…
Topics: Faith God Government Grace Politics Prayer Relationships Religion


Responding to CharlestonLiving the gospel following tragedy by Scott Ridout


(Faith   June 26, 2015)
How should we respond to the murder of nine innocents at Emmanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Christian Life Forgive, Forgiveness Grace Tragedy



Relationships

 3 records found

The Greatest Show on Earth Lives On by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   May 28, 2017)
Performing acts of kindness wins the day…
Topics: Faith Grace Relationships Service


My Daughter's Now a Mother by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   May 14, 2017)
Contemplating a first Mother's Day…
Topics: Faith Family Grace Holidays Mother's Day Relationships


My First Poem to My First Grandchild by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 14, 2017)
Dedicated to Imogen Isobel Anderson…
Topics: Faith Family Grace Grandchildren Hopes & Dreams



Sports & Recreation

 6 records found

Redemption for Foul Ball Boy by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 6, 2017)
What we can learn from Steve Bartman about grace…
Topics: Baseball Faith Grace Metaphors, Life Lessons Sports


Mining for Gold by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 20, 2016)
What we can learn from Olympic athletes…
Topics: Christian Life Discipline Faith Grace Inspiration Sports


Remembering Pat Summerall by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   April 21, 2013)
A tribute to this sportscaster's true value…
Topics: Grace Sports Tribute, Testimony

Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright Yet? by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   April 14, 2013)
Has he mastered his mistress urge?…
Topics: Discipline Grace Sports

A Season for Starting Over (Again) by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 20, 2011)
Spring training is a picture of grace…
Topics: Baseball Grace Sports

Grace is Cheap but Never Free by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 21, 2010)
What are we to make of Tiger's crocodile tears?…
Topics: Forgive, Forgiveness Grace Sports


Tragedy

 1 record found

Columbine Revisited by Greg Asimakoupoulos


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