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

 15 records found

Three Chords and the Truth by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   September 21, 2019)
Celebrating Ken Burns' series on Country Music…
Topics: History Music Popular Culture Television

Remembering the Queen of Soul by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   August 18, 2018)
A tribute to Aretha Franklin…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Media Music News Popular Culture Tribute, Testimony

Good Night, Sweet Prince by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   April 30, 2016)
Remembering a musical giant…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Music News Popular Culture Tribute, Testimony

An Eagle Has Landed by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   January 23, 2016)
Remembering the musical artistry of Glenn Frey…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Music Popular Culture Tribute, Testimony

Two Views of My World by Howard Whitaker

(My World   December 19, 2015)
Two contrasting photo essay videos introduce Howard Whitaker to SeniorLifestyle : "The Fall and Rise of Fall" and "Elegy for the Iron Horse"…
Topics: History Music Nature Photography Transportation

There are 10 more items for this category and the Music topic...See the whole list

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 4 records found

I Still Believe Movie by Rusty Wright

(Arts & Entertainment   March 6, 2020)
True love, rough roads…
Topics: Character, Integrity Choices and Decision Making Christian Life Coping Faith Love Media Movies Music Relationships

The Singer and the Pastor by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   May 14, 2016)
A video interview between Bono and Eugene Peterson…
Topics: Beliefs Christian Life Faith Music Popular Culture Religion

Style or Substance? by Dan Seagren

(Faith   November 22, 2015)
The ongoing debate over contemporary versus traditional worship styles can obscure the need to make worship inclusive rather than divisive…
Topics: Change Music Religion Worship

The Him Behind the Hymn by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   October 31, 2010)
Remembering Martin Luther on Reformation Day…
Topics: Faith History Music Religion


 2 records found

O Say Did You Know Your National Anthem? by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   September 14, 2014)
It's the Star Spangled Banner's Bicentennial…
Topics: Music

Taking Stock of Woodstock by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   August 16, 2009)
How that concert forty years ago impacted society…
Topics: Change History Music Popular Culture Social Movements


 8 records found

A Near Silent Night by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   December 24, 2018)
The bicentennial of the world's most beloved carol…
Topics: Christmas History Holidays Holiday Season Music

Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Silent Night by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Faith   December 23, 2018)
The story behind the Christmas classic written in 1818…
Topics: Christmas History Holidays Holiday Season Music

Music in the Malls 2018 compiled by Stu Johnson

(My World   December 21, 2018)
Videos of flash mobs and other performances to help brighten your holiday season…
Topics: Christmas Holidays Holiday Season Music

Music in the Malls 2017 compiled by Stu Johnson

(Arts & Entertainment   December 20, 2017)
Videos of flash mobs and other performances to help brighten your holiday season . . . (See 2018 version for latest updates
Topics: Christmas Holidays Holiday Season Humor Inspiration Memories Music Popular Culture

Music in the Malls (and Elsewhere) compiled by Stu Johnson

(Arts & Entertainment   December 20, 2016)
Videos of flash mobs and other performances to help brighten your holiday season . . . (See 2018 version for latest updates)
Topics: Christmas Hanakkuh Holidays Holiday Season Music

There are 3 more items for this category and the Music topic...See the whole list

News & Current Events

 2 records found

A World of Blessing by Stu Johnson

(My World   July 16, 2020)
People unite in virtual choirs to bless cities, countries, the world…
Topics: Circumstances, Life Events Comfort & Consolation COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Faith God Innovation, Invention, Creativity Inspiration Music News Relationships

God Save the Queen by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 3, 2012)
New lyrics for the Diamond Jubilee&Hellip;
Topics: Birthdays & Annivesaries Music


 1 record found

One Father's Proud Moment by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   February 22, 2015)
A reflection of our Heavenly Father's love…
Topics: Achievements Family Music


 1 record found

Ode to Joy by Stu Johnson

(Connections   April 9, 2020)
The human spirit responds to the COVID-19 pandemic…
Topics: Arts & Entertainment Communication Computers (and other Digital devices) Coping COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News History Innovation, Invention, Creativity Inspiration Internet Music News Opportunity Religion Technology