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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Aging, General

 7 records found

When a Poet Turns Sixty-Five by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Great Brain Robbery by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Enjoy the Ride! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Speed of Life by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Retirement, Boomer Style by Greg Asimakoupoulos

With Praise for Aging Spouses by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Look Who's Turning Sixty! by Greg Asimakoupoulos


Arts & Entertainment

 70 records found

A Poetic Month by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Academy Award Afterthoughts by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Envelope Please by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Remembering a Lesser-Known Carroll by Greg Asimakoupoulos

On the Street Where We Lived by Greg Asimakoupoulos

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Citizenship

 4 records found

We Cry for Justice by Greg Asimakoupoulos

What Matters More: The White House or Our House? by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Unmask Your Voice by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Amer-I-Can by Greg Asimakoupoulos


Communication

 2 records found

A Weekly Deadline by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Learning from others takes finding common ground by Greg Asimakoupoulos


Disaster

 19 records found

Picture Dorian Gray by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Rain, Rain, Go Away by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Day a City Shook by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Out of Africa by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Haunted by the Headlines by Greg Asimakoupoulos

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Education

 10 records found

Oh, the Places You Will Go by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Gentle Shepherds by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Reach for the Stars by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Lessons I Learned in High School by Greg Asimakoupoulos

A Step of Faith by Greg Asimakoupoulos

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Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 103 records found

Summer Sundays by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Ultimate Godwink! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

It is a God Friday by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Master's Palm Sunday by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Faith Invites Us on a Journey by Greg Asimakoupoulos

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Financial

 7 records found

There's a Detour on Wall Street by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Global Warnings by Greg Asimakoupoulos

A Requiem for U.S. Automakers by Greg Asimakoupoulos

This Little Piggy Played the Market by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Potholes on Wall Street by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Beware of Credit's Magical Appeal by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Crying Uncle over Gas Prices by Greg Asimakoupoulos


General

 58 records found

It's a Wonderful (Amazing) Life! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

In the Bleak Midwinter (revisited) by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Welcome to When's Day by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Last Post by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Challenges and Chances of Change by Greg Asimakoupoulos

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Government & Politics

 94 records found

Life versus Love by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Liz Cheney's Not Lon Chaney by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Fabric of Democracy by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Inauguration Day by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Supremes Have a New Member by Greg Asimakoupoulos

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Health & Wellness

 26 records found

Use Your Calendar as a Reminder to Make Your Days Count by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Don't Mask! Don't Tell! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

A Vaccine Prayer by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Wear a Mask! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Calling on the Ghostbusters Among Us by Greg Asimakoupoulos

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History

 44 records found

An Ongoing Gaze by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Hipp, Hipp, Hurra! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Days of Infamy by Greg Asimakoupoulos

A Tale of Two Hughs by Greg Asimakoupoulos

A Score Recalled by Greg Asimakoupoulos

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Holidays

 158 records found

The Home Row of Freedom by Greg Asimakoupoulos

One for the Books by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Sitting by My Christmas Tree by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Four Candles of Advent by Greg Asimakoupoulos

In the Darkness of Our Advent by Greg Asimakoupoulos

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Humor

 3 records found

I Have the Right to Bear Arms by Greg Asimakoupoulos

With Praise for My Patron Saint by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Blame it on Eugene by Greg Asimakoupoulos


Inspiration

 10 records found

The Kings of the Road by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Four-Way Test by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Saluting Puget Sound Honor Flights by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Ringing in the New Year by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Olympics of Daily Life by Greg Asimakoupoulos

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Legal

 1 record found

Let the Little Children Come by Greg Asimakoupoulos


Life Events

 13 records found

Graduating from the School of Hard Knocks by Greg Asimakoupoulos

When Your Dog Dies by Greg Asimakoupoulos

70 Life's Lessons by Greg Asimakoupoulos

What Can We Learn from the Madness of March 2022? by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Weeping with Those Who Weep by Greg Asimakoupoulos

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Media

 9 records found

A Shepherd in Sneakers by Greg Asimakoupoulos

A Tribute to Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood by Greg Asimakoupoulos

KICY: A Dream come true by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Where Have All the Newsmen Gone? by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Death of a Newspaper by Greg Asimakoupoulos

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Nature

 24 records found

Arbor Day 150 by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Let's Hear It for Spring by Greg Asimakoupoulos

On God's Green Earth by Greg Asimakoupoulos

In Praise of the Master Artist by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Unmasking Our Praise for God's Green Earth by Greg Asimakoupoulos

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News & Current Events

 241 records found

Marking a Monarch's Platinum Jubilee by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Robbed of Life by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Black Dog Bites Again by Greg Asimakoupoulos

From Refugee to Royalty by Greg Asimakoupoulos

A Modern-day Pieta by Greg Asimakoupoulos

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Relationships

 48 records found

With Thoughts of My Dad by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Skating Together by Greg Asimakoupoulos

A Foolproof Recipe for Dealing with the 'Turkeys' in Your Life by Greg Asimakoupoulos

My Girl Friday by Greg Asimakoupoulos

With Praise to 'St. Arbucks' by Greg Asimakoupoulos

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Retirement

 1 record found

Taking Your Cues from Betty by Greg Asimakoupoulos


Sports & Recreation

 107 records found

More Than Gold by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Coming Together in Tokyo by Greg Asimakoupoulos

A Man of Means by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Just Do It, Nike! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Gospel According to Baseball by Greg Asimakoupoulos

There are 102 more items for the category Sports & Recreation by Greg Asimakoupoulos...See the whole list


Technology

 11 records found

Look Who Just Turned Fifteen by Greg Asimakoupoulos

My iPhone Reminds Me of the Lord by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Best is Yet to Be by Greg Asimakoupoulos

You've Got Mail by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The New Year's Day VIsitor by Greg Asimakoupoulos

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Tragedy

 3 records found

Columbine Revisited by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Fifty Shades of Gray` by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Finding Courage When Tragedy Strikes by Greg Asimakoupoulos


Travel

 4 records found

A Needle in the Sky by Greg Asimakoupoulos

With Praise for Our National Parks by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Market's Mystique by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Dying for an Upgrade by Greg Asimakoupoulos


Trends

 1 record found

Nor Easter Alert by Greg Asimakoupoulos


Volunteer

 1 record found

Make a Difference Day by Greg Asimakoupoulos