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

 1 record found

A Wonderful Life by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   December 14, 2008)
Many of us have loved the movie "It's a Wondferful Life," but perhaps didn't know how it all began…
Topics: Christmas History Holidays Movies


Communication

 1 record found

Lost Words by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   December 20, 2015)
Without words life would be shallow. We would not even be able to say Merry Christmas!…
Topics: Christmas Holidays Language, Meaning



Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 5 records found

Joyful and Triumphant by Stu Johnson


(Faith   January 8, 2019)
Looking for Jesus between Christmas and Easter…
Topics: Bible Christmas Easter Faith Holidays Holiday Season Jesus


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


Here at the Cross by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 30, 2018)
A new hymn text for Good Friday…
Topics: Easter Faith Holidays Jesus Religion


Joseph, Did You Know? by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Faith   December 24, 2017)
Posing questions to the earthly father of Jesus…
Topics: Beliefs Christmas Faith Holidays Holiday Season Jesus


Why Eat? by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   November 19, 2017)
Comparing spiritual and bodily nutrition—food for thought at Thanksgiving…
Topics: Food & Nuitrition Holidays Holiday Season Metaphors, Life Lessons Religion Spirituality, Seeking God Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving



General

 3 records found

I Resolve to Resolve by Greg Asimakoupoulos


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

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


Government & Politics

 4 records found

A Prayer for Uncle Sam by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   July 2, 2016)
A Fourth of July supplication…
Topics: Freedom History Holidays July 4 (U.S. Independence Day) Prayer Trends


My Favorite Uncle's Annual Appeal by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   April 16, 2016)
Why I hate Tax Day…
Topics: Financial Government Holidays Taxes


A Thankless Thanksgiving in the White House by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 30, 2008)
A less-than-memorable holiday for the First Family…
Topics: Holidays Politics Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving

A Politically-Correct Holiday is a Humbig by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 3, 2006)
One jaded Christian's Christmas wish…
Topics: Christmas Education Faith Freedom Holidays Politics


History

 1 record found

Lincoln, Lincoln, I've Been Thinkin' by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 10, 2013)
Pondering Lincoln's legacy on the 204th anniversary of his birth…
Topics: Ethics & Morality History Holidays Politics


Holidays

 175 records found

God's Valentine by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 16, 2019)
An expression of love from my heart…
Topics: Faith God Holidays Love Valentine's Day


Our Country Needs a King by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 19, 2019)
Longing for Martin Luther King's influence…
Topics: History Holidays Hopes & Dreams Inspiration Leadership Social Movements


A New Year Has Dawned by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 5, 2019)
New hymn lyrics to ring in the new year…
Topics: Faith Holidays Holiday Season Inspiration New Year's


A New Year's Eve Remembrance by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 1, 2019)
Toasting friends and loved ones who have died…
Topics: History Holidays Holiday Season Memories New Year's News Tribute, Testimony


Don't Stop Now! by Ken Potts


(Serve   December 30, 2018)
Giving and sharing doesn't stop at Christmas…
Topics: Christmas Holidays Holiday Season Service Volunteer


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Nature

 1 record found

The Wrong Order! by Stu Johnson


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 24, 2015)
A mixed up holiday season…
Topics: Holidays Seasons Weather



News & Current Events

 1 record found

Coping with the Headlines (and the Heart) by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   July 8, 2012)
Why this July 4th lacked its normal punch…
Topics: Change Ethics & Morality Holidays July 4 (U.S. Independence Day)


Relationships

 7 records found

Father Figures by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   June 16, 2018)
The changing role of fathers…
Topics: Change Character, Integrity Family Father's Day Holidays Relationships


Love, Marriage and Sex (2018) by James N. Watkins


(Connections   February 9, 2018)
The latest update of Jim's annual list of articles and cartoons…
Topics: Holidays Humor Love Relationships Valentine's Day Values


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 Five Mothers by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   May 1, 2016)
On mothers and being mothered...preparing for Mother's Day…
Topics: Family Holidays Memories Mother's Day


Love, Marriage and Sex . . . by James N. Watkins


(Connections   February 11, 2016)
An updated annual collection of cartoons and blogs to celebrate Valentine's Day…
Topics: Holidays Humor Love Relationships Valentine's Day Values


Uniting the Charlie Browns by Wes Wick


(My World   January 12, 2016)
Lessons in unity as I take down my 'Charlie Brown' Christmas tree…
Topics: Christmas Communication Faith Holidays Metaphors, Life Lessons Relationships


The Queen by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   May 10, 2015)
A Mother's Day tribute to my mom…
Topics: Holidays Parenting, Parents Tribute, Testimony



Technology

 1 record found

The New Year's Day VIsitor by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 8, 2012)
Denouncing an uninvited guest at the family table…
Topics: Computers (and other Digital devices) Family Holidays New Year's