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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Government & Politics
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Reflections on the State of Our Union by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Election Day is Chooseday! by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Where Will the Political Violence Lead? Look to the 1850s. by Joshua Zeitz / Politico
My Thoughts After Being Cut Down by a Tree by Garrison Keillor
Sitting in the Sixth Pew, Brooding on Things by Garrison Keillor
Life versus Love by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Why I'm Not Running for Anything Whatsoever by Garrison Keillor
Who Uses the Social Safety Net? by U.S. Census Bureau staff
Liz Cheney's Not Lon Chaney by Greg Asimakoupoulos
The Fabric of Democracy by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Inauguration Day by Greg Asimakoupoulos
You Want Me to Pray for Whom? by James N. Watkins
The Strain of Polarization by James N. Watkins
The Supremes Have a New Member by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Divided by Politics by James N. Watkins
Taking the Election Personally by George Garrison
Vote or Flip a Coin? by Dan Seagren
Driven Apart by Stu Johnson
Voting Problems by Dan Seagren
Constitution Day and the 2020 Census by U.S. Census Bureau staff
How Old is Ancient? by Dan Seagren
But Where are the People? by Greg Asimakoupoulos
2020 Census Update Reported by Stu Johnson
Will I be Counted? by Stu Johnson
Watkins for President 2020 by James N. Watkins
The Census is Coming! Reported by Stu Johnson
Who Conducted the First Census in 1790? submitted by Stu Johnson
Counting Transient People by U.S. Census Bureau staff
Democrats, Republicans and Voters by Dan Seagren
Putting 2020 Census Rumors to Rest Submitted by Stu Johnson
A House Divided by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Constitution Day and the Census Submitted by Stu Johnson
The Last Candidate Standing by James N. Watkins
A Prayer for Lawmakers by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Venti Dreams by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Driven Apart or Drawn Together? by Stu Johnson
Divided Loyalties by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Pray, Vote, Trust by James N. Watkins
A 'Dear John' Letter to Senator McCain by Greg Asimakoupoulos
A Way with Words by Greg Asimakoupoulos
A Call for Respect by Greg Asimakoupoulos
May I Be Frank, Mr. President? by Greg Asimakoupoulos
My Constitution? by Dan Seagren
Praying for a Dictator by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Hold the Phone by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Top Ten Ways to Reduce the National Debt by James N. Watkins
Second Thoughts about "America First" by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Make the Presidency Great Again! by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Inauguration Day Ponderings by Greg Asimakoupoulos
A Prayer for the President-Elect by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Voting 2016 by Dan Seagren
Voting Shenanigans by Dan Seagren
White House Secrets by Dan Seagren
The White House Race is a Mud Bowl by Greg Asimakoupoulos
What If You Were President? by Dan Seagren
Polls and Polling by Dan Seagren
Taxation by Dan Seagren
A Prayer for Uncle Sam by Greg Asimakoupoulos
My Favorite Uncle's Annual Appeal by Greg Asimakoupoulos
The Republican by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Good Lord, He's a Bad Candidate by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Why Donald Trump Troubles Me by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Watkins for President 2016 by James N. Watkins
Amendment XXVIII? by Dan Seagren
Social Security? by Dan Seagren
Caution: Congress Under Repair by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Can Two Become One? by Greg Asimakoupoulos
The Lessons of Bridgegate by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Partisanship by Dan Seagren
Uncle Sam at the Brink by Greg Asimakoupoulos
A State of Indecision by Greg Asimakoupoulos
The Donkey and the Elephant by Greg Asimakoupoulos
A Faded Bedroom Poster by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Undercover Betrayal by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Where's the Party? by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Beyond Imagination by Dan Seagren
A Prayer for Lawmakers and Others by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Herman "Raisin" Cane by Greg Asimakoupoulos
And They're Off by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Obama's Big Black Bus by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Uncle Sam's Spending Problem by Greg Asimakoupoulos
The Little Weiner Went to Congress by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Chicago's All-TIme Favorite Sport by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Don't Ask? Don't Tell? by Greg Asimakoupoulos
High Touch Security by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Dancing with the Stars and Stripes by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Electioneering by Dan Seagren
Tea Party Ponderings by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Obama, Duh! by Greg Asimakoupoulos
O Little Town of Washington by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Domestic Parter-Ships by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Obama, Obsama by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Jimmy's Crack Scorned by Greg Asimakoupoulos
The Lion Sleeps by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Profiles in Courage (and Humanity) by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Revisiting Roe v. Wade by Dan Seagren
Slaves of Lust by Greg Asimakoupoulos
The Bronx Cheers by Greg Asimakoupoulos
A Table Grace for Tax Day by Greg Asimakoupoulos
The Motorcade and the Parade by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Another Peek at the IRS by Dan Seagren
Babies in the Wings (Clipped) by Greg Asimakoupoulos
A President's Day Present by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Lunacy in the Land of Lincoln by Greg Asimakoupoulos
A Violation of Robert's Rules of Order by Greg Asimakoupoulos
A Purpose-Driven Choice by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Son of a Blagojevich by Greg Asimakoupoulos
A Shrine to "No Belief" by Greg Asimakoupoulos
A Thankless Thanksgiving in the White House by Greg Asimakoupoulos
The White House is Over-Rated by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Dumb and Dumber by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Joe the Plumber Pleads His Case by Greg Asimakoupoulos
A Peel at Todd Palin's Alaska by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Queen Sarah and Delaware Joe by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Batter Up by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Sarah Palin Needs Our Prayers by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Sarah (Plain and Tall) Palin by Greg Asimakoupoulos
The Purpose-Driven Pastor Grills the Candidates by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Conventions Come, Conventions Go by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Joe Biden's Bidin' Time by Greg Asimakoupoulos
A Relay Race Disgrace by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Assimilated Ages by Dan Seagren
Jeremiah's Lamentations by Greg Asimakoupoulos
A Racial Race? by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Poetry in Motion by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Dancing with Our Candidate by Greg Asimakoupoulos
`Prayer for Our Head of State by Greg Asimakoupoulos
He's Not a Sheep Clad Wolf by Greg Asimakoupoulos
A Horse Race without Equal by Greg Asimakoupoulos
The Obama and Oprah Show by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Holy Smoke by Greg Asimakoupoulos
The Marathon to the White House by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Disgraced in the John by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Gordon Brown's Dilemma by Greg Asimakoupoulos
A Politically-Correct Holiday is a Humbig by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Election Day in Who-ville by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Hyde and Seek by Greg Asimakoupoulos
The Donkey King's Temper Tantrum by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Remembering Joe Lieberman by Greg Asimakoupoulos