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

 4 records found

On the Street Where We Lived by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 19, 2019)
Celebrating Sesame Street's 50th birthday…
Topics: Grandchildren History Learning Media Memories News Television


Reading by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   September 22, 2019)
Is it part of your life?…
Topics: Learning Leisure News Popular Culture


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



Communication

 1 record found

Do We Ask Enough Questions? by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   June 7, 2020)
Making sense in a sometimes senseless world…
Topics: Beliefs Communication COVID-19 Current Events, News Media News Trust



Disaster

 1 record found

Picture Dorian Gray by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 7, 2019)
Paying respect to the twisting winds of summer…
Topics: Circumstances, Life Events Coping Disaster Nature News Seasons Weather



Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 5 records found

Two Gifts Nobody Wants by Bill Nichols


(My World   April 25, 2020)
Who wants pain and fear? Yet, we need them…
Topics: Coping COVID-19 Crisis Faith Fears, Concerns News


A Holy Week to Remember by James N. Watkins


(My World   April 4, 2020)
Celebrating life in Christ in deadly crisis…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Easter Faith News Religion


Finding Hope in the Midst of Fear submitted by Stu Johnson


(Faith   March 20, 2020)
A perspective for the global COVD-19 pandemic
Topics: Bible COVID-19 Crisis Faith Fears, Concerns News Wellness


Salvador Mundi by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 10, 2017)
Not the painting but the Person…
Topics: Arts & Entertainment Jesus News


Pray Without Ceasing: What? Submitted by Stu Johnson


(Faith   February 9, 2016)
Paul Ryan appeals to model the Apostle Paul at the 2016 National Prayer Breakfast…
Topics: Government News Prayer Religion



General

 1 record found

Facts and Fakes by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   December 8, 2019)
It's often hard to discern the difference…
Topics: Communication Language, Meaning Lies, Deception, Scams News Social Issues Technology Trends Writing



Government & Politics

 14 records found

A House Divided by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 8, 2020)
The state of our nation is not what we're told…
Topics: Dysfunctional, Broken Government History News Politics


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


Venti Dreams by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 2, 2019)
What is Howard Schultz thinking?…
Topics: News Politics


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


A Call for Respect by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 4, 2018)
Lessons from the State of the Union
Topics: Character, Integrity Civility Communication Government News Relationships


There are 9 more items for this category and the News topic...See the whole list


Health & Wellness

 13 records found

Caution During Reopening by Abby Haglage, yahoo!Life


(Health & Wellness   June 13, 2020)
CDC provides new guiance to avoid COVD-19 surge during reopening
Topics: Coping COVID-19 Current Events, News Disease George Floyd News Relationships Wellness


Managing Your Coronavirus Fears by Rusty Wright


(My World   April 4, 2020)
Facing the chaos with facts, confidence, and faith…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Coping COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Disease Faith News


What Makes it Novel? by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   April 4, 2020)
A simple guide to understanding the 'COVID-19' virus…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Disease News Science & Technology


Calling on the Ghostbusters Among Us by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 21, 2020)
Reflecting on the coronavirus crisis…
Topics: Coping COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Faith Fears, Concerns News Wellness


What Would Jesus Say About Coronavirus? by James N. Watkins


(Health & Wellness   March 16, 2020)
Putting fear and uncertainty in perspective…
Topics: Bible COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Disease Faith Fears, Concerns Jesus News


There are 8 more items for this category and the News topic...See the whole list


History

 4 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


A Toast to Our Next Door Neighbor by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   July 16, 2017)
Celebrating Canada's 150th birthday…
Topics: History News


Deepwater Horizon Movie by Rusty Wright


(Arts & Entertainment   September 24, 2016)
Horror, heroism, fear and faith…
Topics: Coping Courage History Movies News Tragedy


Plunder by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   July 31, 2016)
The battle to preserve history…
Topics: History News Tragedy



Holidays

 3 records found

A Prayer for the Divided States of America by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   July 3, 2020)
Interceding for Uncle Sam…
Topics: Current Events, News George Floyd History Holidays July 4 (U.S. Independence Day) News Prayer Relationships Social Issues Social Unrest, Division Values


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


Hope in a Hand Basket by James N. Watkins


(My World   December 29, 2018)
Lessons from Christmas for the New Year…
Topics: Christmas Future History Holidays Holiday Season Hopes & Dreams New Year's News



Humor

 1 record found

Hunkering Down Humor by Rusty Wright


(My World   April 18, 2020)
Finding lighter momets while hunkered down for the pandemic…
Topics: Coping COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Humor News



Media

 2 records found

Newspapers by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   March 25, 2012)
Thoughts from a newspaper fan…
Topics: Language, Meaning News Print (Books, Newspapers, Magazines)

Preventing Truth Decay by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 4, 2007)
Exposing the cultural cavity of deception…
Topics: Communication Ethics & Morality Language, Meaning Media News Popular Culture


Nature

 1 record found

El Niño Has a Calling Card by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 9, 2016)
Pondering the devastation in his wake…
Topics: Nature News Weather



News & Current Events

 65 records found

About Those Monuments by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 27, 2020)
Why attempts to revise history are risky…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Current Events, News George Floyd History News Social Issues Social Movements Social Unrest, Division


Explaining White Privilege By Lori Lakin Hutcherson


(My World   June 26, 2020)
An honest response to a white friend…
Topics: Current Events, News George Floyd History News Relationships Social Issues Social Movements Trends Values


How Are You Faring? Reported by Stu Johnson


(My World   June 24, 2020)
Report provides insights into COVID-19 impact…
Topics: Circumstances, Life Events COVID-19 Current Events, News Demographics Depresson Fears, Concerns Financial Housing Loss & Grieving News Social Issues Work


Modern Day Slavery by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   June 20, 2020)
Trafficking is a world-wide evil that happens in our own backyards—and you can join the fight against it…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment George Floyd History News Relationships Social Issues Tragedy


Harrowing Blame Game Reported by Stu Johnson


(Health & Wellness   June 15, 2020)
Looking for answers for the COVID-19 death toll in nursing homes…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Dying and Death Demographics George Floyd Government Health Care Media News Politics Social Issues Statistics


There are 60 more items for this category and the News topic...See the whole list


Relationships

 6 records found

Your Church May Be Prejudiced by James N. Watkins


(Faith   June 26, 2020)
The top ten signs have not changed in twenty years…
Topics: Change Current Events, News George Floyd History News Relationships Religion Social Issues


Changing Racist Hearts (3) by Rusty Wright


(Connections   June 25, 2020)
Starting with my own…
Topics: Beliefs Change Current Events, News Faith George Floyd News Relationships Social Issues Social Movements


Changing Racist Hearts (2) by Rusty Wright


(Connections   June 19, 2020)
Police brutality: Lessons from South Africa…
Topics: Change Current Events, News George Floyd History Leadership News Relationships Social Issues Social Movements


Changing Racist Hearts by Rusty Wright


(Connections   June 15, 2020)
Can it be done?…
Topics: Beliefs Communication Crime, Justice, Punishment Current Events, News Faith George Floyd News Relationships Social Movements


Will You Still Say Hello? by Stu Johnson


(Connections   March 29, 2020)
Connecting in a time of social distancing…
Topics: Communication Coping COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Disease News Relationships Wellness


Womens' Lib by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   December 3, 2017)
The news of late draws attention…
Topics: Bible News Relationships Social Issues Trends Work



Retirement

 1 record found

Is Social Security Healthy? Reported by Stu Johnson


(Finance and Legal   February 19, 2018)
It's stronger than many think, but worthy of caution…
Topics: Financial Future Government News Planning Retirement Risk Social Security



Sports & Recreation

 5 records found

It's the March of the Mad by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 16, 2019)
Celebrating the craziness of March Madness…
Topics: Basketball News Sports


Speaking of the Winter Olympics by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 10, 2018)
A prayer for our athletes and our world…
Topics: Hopes & Dreams News Prayer Sports


I Can't Stand for This by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 1, 2017)
Reflecting on the NFL player's boycott of the National Anthem…
Topics: Football (American) News Patriotism Social Issues Social Movements Sports Values


Lessons Lochte Leaves Us by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 3, 2016)
Ryan's not-so-great adventure in Rio…
Topics: Character, Integrity Choices and Decision Making Lies, Deception, Scams News Sports


The Greatest is Gone by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 11, 2016)
Remembering Muhammad Ali
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) News Sports Tribute, Testimony



Technology

 3 records 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


Look Who Just Turned Fifteen by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 9, 2019)
Mark Zuckerberg's baby is growing up…
Topics: Communication Internet News Popular Culture Relationships Science & Technology Social Media Social Movements Technology


Superhuman by Dan Seagren


(Senior Moments   August 19, 2018)
Facing 'the Life Issue'…
Topics: News Predictions & Forecasts Science & Technology Technology Values