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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MGM Baxters series 2024 by Rusty Wright

A Close Call and then the Creation by Garrison Keillor

On the Phone with My People by Garrison Keillor

Old Friends by Leona Bergstrom

Children Who Marry Their Parents by James N. Watkins

Reflections on Fatherhood by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Four Most Important Words to Say in a Dysfuctional Organization by Richard Bergstrom

A Memorable Day by Greg Asimakoupoulos

A Plate of Rigatoni with Friends by Garrison Keillor

Women Talking Movie by Rusty Wright

The Old Man's Lecture: Manners (Boring) by Garrison Keillor

I Am Giving Up Anger, So Should You by Garrison Keillor

Father Time Advises a Brown-Eyed Girl by Garrison Keillor

A Rainy December Day, Long Thoughts Therein by Garrison Keillor

A Dad's Tribute to His Daughters by Greg Asimakoupoulos

With Thoughts of My Dad by Greg Asimakoupoulos

LGBTQ(IA+) and B-I-B-L-E by James N. Watkins

Kindness: You Look and You'll See It by Garrison Keillor

Enough of That, Let's Talk About Happiness by Garrison Keillor

Forget About Nut Cases, Let's Talk About What's Real by Garrison Keillor

I Am Alone, Please Let Me Tell You About It by Garrison Keillor

Skating Together by Greg Asimakoupoulos

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

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

Show Me the Father Movie by Rusty Wright

Two Suggestions for Dealing with So-Called 'Conceited' People by Ken Potts

Love the One You're With by Ken Potts

Ways to Strengthen Your Relationship by Amy Fleming / TheĀ Guardian

My Father's Hands by Linda Schwartz / Reflections

Sensitive Care from Others Makes Pain Easier to Bear by Ken Potts

You're Apologizing All Wrong by Simran Sethi / Life Kit

My Girl Friday by Greg Asimakoupoulos

A Father's Legacy Movie by Rusty Wright

With Praise to 'St. Arbucks' by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Best Way to Make New Friends is to Be a Friend by Ken Potts

Humble Thoughts on 'Gay Pride' by James N. Watkins

Sometimes Grandma Gets in Your Face by Barbara Greenleaf

Parenting vs Grandparenting by Barbara Greenleaf

Today's Mothers Are Worker Bees by Barbara Greenleaf

Shadowbox of the Heart by Linda Schwartz / Reflections

Communities of Strength by Leona Bergstrom

Happy Mother's Day! by James N. Watkins

Coming Out by James N. Watkins

Zooming in On Someone Else by George Garrison

Finding Their Way by Barbara Greenleaf

Is There Such a Thing as Love at First Sight in Real Life? by Ken Potts

Happy International Women's Day by James N. Watkins

The Gift of Influence by Leona Bergstrom

Keep 'Em Rolling by Barbara Greenleaf

Grace, Grit and Giggles by Leona Bergstrom

Love, a Word Often Overused by Ken Potts

What 'Love Your Neighbor' Means by Ken Potts

A Pandemic Debt by Barbara Greenleaf

Marriage Trends by U.S. Census Bureau staff

Love Your Neighbor? by Dan Seagren

Dealing with a Difficult Daughter- or Son-in-Law by Barbara Greenleaf

When We Last Spoke by Rusty Wright

Marriage or Mirage by Dan Seagren

Take Time to Listen by Ken Potts

Talking to People You Disagree With by Megan Phelps-Roper / TED ideas

God is on our side! And theirs? by James N. Watkins

I Stand for Folks of Color by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Joy of Grandparenting by Barbara Greenleaf

Changing Racist Hearts (5) by Rusty Wright

Grace by George Garrison

White, 'woke' . . . and 'privileged' by James N. Watkins

Changing Racist Hearts (4) by Rusty Wright

Your Church May Be Prejudiced by James N. Watkins

Changing Racist Hearts (3) by Rusty Wright

Changing Racist Hearts (2) by Rusty Wright

Changing Racist Hearts by Rusty Wright

An Ah Ha Moment by Dan Seagren

Worthy as a Person by Ken Potts

Developing a Child's Self-Esteem (part 1) by Ken Potts

Will You Still Say Hello? by Stu Johnson

A Parent's Lesson by Ken Potts

When a Home Breaks by Ken Potts

Misbehaving Children by Ken Potts

Grocery Shopping with Children by Ken Potts

Kids and Their Fantasies by Ken Potts

Kid with Care by Ken Potts

Confronting Marital Problems by Ken Potts

Like Their Parents by Ken Potts

Know your limits by Ken Potts

If you were to ask my Father by Eryn McMillan

Healthy Relationships by Ken Potts

Let Kids Learn to Do Things Their Own Way by Ken Potts

A Parent's Love by Ken Potts

Lessons of Empathy and Good Behavior by Ken Potts

Can This Marriage be Saved? by Ken Potts

He Turned 21 Today by Bill Nichols

Is This Marriage Really for Me? by Ken Potts

Defining Normal by Ken Potts

Keys to Nurturing Kids by Ken Potts

Father, My Mother is Gone by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Family Meals by Ken Potts

Inspired to Serve by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Parenting Skills by Ken Potts

A Successful Marriage by Ken Potts

Helping Men Find the Key to Intimacy by Ken Potts

Being an 'Older' Parent by Ken Potts

The B-I-B-L-E and LGBTQ by James N. Watkins

What Makes Us a Community? by Ken Potts

Top Ten Things My Mom Taught Me by James N. Watkins

Raising Kids by Ken Potts

Raise Up a Child by Stu Johnson

Responding to Those Who Suffer by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Father Figures by Dan Seagren

Loneliness by Stu Johnson

The Word on Marriage by Stu Johnson

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

Coming Together by Dan Seagren

Three Generatons by Dan Seagren

Humility by Stu Johnson

A Necessary Conversation by Stu Johnson

Womens' Lib by Dan Seagren

The Virtue of Kindness by Stu Johnson

Family Squabbles, Part 2 by Dan Seagren

Family Squabbles, Part 1 by Dan Seagren

A Family Reunion Prayer by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Grand-Parenting by Dan Seagren

Celebrating a True Dad on Father's Day by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Greatest Show on Earth Lives On by Greg Asimakoupoulos

My Daughter's Now a Mother by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Fruit of Love by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Reunions by Dan Seagren

My First Poem to My First Grandchild by Greg Asimakoupoulos

8 Things Never to Say When Your Friend Hurts by Bill Nichols

New Life by Rusty Wright

Diversity University by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Tell Her You Love Her by Rusty Wright

Friendship by Emily Sohn / submitted by Stu Johnson

Top Ten Secrets to Staying Married by James N. Watkins

My Mother's Hands by Greg Asimakoupoulos

"Faith of Our Mother's" updated by James N. Watkins

My Five Mothers by Dan Seagren

The Real MVP by Rusty Wright

Make Me a Blessing. What's That? by Bill Nichols

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

Uniting the Charlie Browns by Wes Wick

Lovin' Late Bloomers by Wes Wick

Falling in Love--and Getting Back Up Again by James N. Watkins

A Marriage Mirage? by Dan Seagren

Communication by Dan Seagren

The Age of LoveIt's Never Too Late to Date by Marla Stoker

The Queen by Greg Asimakoupoulos

One Father's Proud Moment by Greg Asimakoupoulos

A Movie for Valentine's Day by Rusty Wright

Valentine, How do I Love Thee? by Rusty Wright

Bring Back that Lovin' Feeling by Rusty Wright

Mealtime in Absentia by Dan Seagren

Spare the Rod? by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Extended Family by Dan Seagren

A Well-Deserved Day by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Long to Hear "I Love You" by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Mother of All Nurturers by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Generations by Dan Seagren

Adoption by Dan Seagren

Welcome to the Book of Face by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Family Fantasies by Dan Seagren

Family Virtues by Dan Seagren

Parenting Revisited by Dan Seagren

Strangers Among Us by Dan Seagren

The Time Has Come to Walk by Greg Asimakoupoulos

From "I Do" to "I Doze" by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Family Foibles by Dan Seagren

Neighborliness by Dan Seagren

A Quiz for Newlyweds by Greg Asimakoupoulos

When the Parent Becomes the Child by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Living Single by Dan Seagren

Digging Around the Family Tree by Greg Asimakoupoulos

A Mother's Love by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Fixing the Blame by Dan Seagren

A Birthday Poem for My 90 Year-Old Great Aunt by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Grandparenting by Dan Seagren

Bonding by Dan Seagren

The Fragile Fabric We Call Family by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Well-aged Love by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Father of the Bride Remembers by Greg Asimakoupoulos

She Said "Yes!" by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Mother of the Bride by Greg Asimakoupoulos

When Granny Listens by Dan Seagren

Mileage Plus by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Networking by Dan Seagren

A Book Club Extraordinaire by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Saying "I Do" Again by Dan Seagren

Prejudice by Dan Seagren

Grandchildren by Dan Seagren

Lessons from the Love Birds by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Family Trees by Dan Seagren

My Dad Went Home for Christmas by Greg Asimakoupoulos

An Overlooked Hero Remembered by Greg Asimakoupoulos

My Granddaughter's Tattoo by Dan Seagren

The Singular Truth about Polygamy by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Silver Rule by Dan Seagren

On Being Widowed by Dan Seagren

Is Letter Writing Passe? by Dan Seagren

Open-Face Generation by Dan Seagren

Is Silence Always Golden? by Dan Seagren

Adoption Has a Face by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Summer at Grandma's House by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Father of the Bride by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Mentors or Misfits? by Dan Seagren

Valentine Lessons from Forrest Gump by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Mother Knows Best by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Art of Listening by Dan Seagren

Mentoring by Dan Seagren

I'm My Own Grandpa by Dan Seagren

Paw Prints in My Heart by Greg Asimakoupoulos