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

 3 records found

A Poetic Month by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(April 2, 2022)
April is National Poetry Month…
Topics: Communication Faith Language, Meaning Metaphors, Life Lessons Writing

Silent Movies Can Be Extremely Loud by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(February 26, 2012)
Why actions speak louder than words…
Topics: Communication Movies

Mr. Trump and Miss California by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(May 17, 2009)
A lesson in grace but not integrity…
Topics: Communication Grace Popular Culture


 1 record found

A Weekly Deadline by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(January 29, 2022)
Facing a blank screen week after week is a challenge…
Topics: Communication Discipline Writing

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 2 records found

Tending the Family Tree by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(September 25, 2021)
A grandparent's charge…
Topics: Communication Faith Family Hopes & Dreams Optimal Aging Parenting, Parents Prayer Relationships Teaching

By George, Would Jesus? by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(October 12, 2019)
How would the rabbi from Nazareth relate to Ellen DeGeneres?…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Communication Faith Jesus Relationships


 2 records found

What Happened to Civility? by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(November 7, 2010)
Accounting for the causalities of an uncivil war…
Topics: Civility Communication Politics Popular Culture

The Whine Flu by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(November 29, 2009)
The contagious nature of ingratitude…
Topics: Communication Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving

Government & Politics

 4 records found

Life versus Love by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(June 27, 2022)
A Supreme Court ruling has raised the bar of civil discourse…
Topics: Beliefs Civility Communication Dysfunctional, Broken Faith Government News Policy, Policy Formation Politics Prayer Social Issues Social Movements

A Call for Respect by Greg Asimakoupoulos

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

Hold the Phone by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(May 21, 2017)
If only The Donald would do just that…
Topics: Communication Government News Politics

Jimmy's Crack Scorned by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(September 27, 2009)
Why the former President misspoke…
Topics: Communication Politics


 2 records found

A Shepherd in Sneakers by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(November 23, 2019)
Celebrating Fred Rogers
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Communication Compassion Education History Inspiration Media Television Tribute, Testimony

Preventing Truth Decay by Greg Asimakoupoulos

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

News & Current Events

 4 records found

The Key to Post-Election Divisions by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(November 7, 2020)
Finding seeds of friendship in common ground…
Topics: Communication COVID-19 Diversity & Pluralism Friends & Neighbnors Prayer Social Issues Values Voting & Elections

BP's Svanberg Lays an Egg by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(June 20, 2010)
Small people? How about all people?...
Topics: Communication Current Events, News

Mr. Gates, Help Me Open Windows by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(August 2, 2009)
Exposing the real crime in Cambridge (and elsewhere)…
Topics: Communication Current Events, News Political Correctness

When Losing Means Winning by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(April 26, 2009)
Lessons from the Miss USA Pageant…
Topics: Communication Media


 5 records found

Skating Together by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(February 12, 2022)
Pairs skating is not just for the Winter Olympic Games…
Topics: Character, Integrity Communication Inspiration Love Metaphors, Life Lessons Relationships Sports

I Stand for Folks of Color by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(August 15, 2020)
What it takes to color our world with kindness…
Topics: Communication Compassion Crime, Justice, Punishment Faith Grace Racism and Inequality Relationships Social Issues

Responding to Those Who Suffer by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(October 27, 2018)
Lessons from Job when tragedy strikes…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Communication Compassion Inspiration Relationships

Welcome to the Book of Face by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(February 9, 2014)
Celebrating Facebook's 10th Anniversary…
Topics: Communication Friends & Neighbnors Internet Social Media

Lessons from the Love Birds by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(March 29, 2009)
What Les and Leslie Parrott teach about commitment…
Topics: Communication Family Tribute, Testimony

Sports & Recreation

 1 record found

Richard Sherman Needs a Mr. Peabody by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(January 25, 2014)
But he's not the only one…
Topics: Communication Football (American)


 4 records found

Look Who Just Turned Fifteen by Greg Asimakoupoulos

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

My iPhone Reminds Me of the Lord by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(July 1, 2017)
Reflecting on the 10th anniversary of the iPhone's birth…
Topics: Communication God Metaphors, Life Lessons Religion Technology

You've Got Mail by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(December 16, 2012)
How e-mail is replacing the neighborhood mailman…
Topics: Change Communication Computers (and other Digital devices)

Getting Smart About Wisdom Teeth by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(January 30, 2007)
A conversation about BlueTooth Technology…
Topics: Communication Computers (and other Digital devices)