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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 1 record found

Unmask Your Voice by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(October 24, 2020)
A reminder to vote…
Topics: COVID-19 Current Events, News Government News Voting & Elections

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 7 records found

A COVID Prayer by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(January 16, 2021)
Asking the Lord to lift the coronavirus cloud…
Topics: COVID-19 Faith Family Hopes & Dreams Prayer

Nine Months by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(December 5, 2020)
What the season of COVID has birthed within us…
Topics: Christian Life COVID-19 Crisis Faith History Inspiration

Looking Up in a Lockdown by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(November 21, 2020)
Prescription for a pandemic…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Coping COVID-19 Current Events, News Faith

A COVID Hymn for Churches by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(September 19, 2020)
God's promises in the midst of pandemic…
Topics: Circumstances, Life Events Coping COVID-19 Current Events, News Faith Grace Racism and Inequality Relationships Worship

Here is the Church by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(July 25, 2020)
A new look at a childhood finger play…
Topics: Change Christian Life Coping COVID-19 Faith Jesus Relationships

The Christ of the Empty Church by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(April 18, 2020)
The Body of Christ doesn't need a biuilding…
Topics: Coping COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Easter Inspiration Jesus Religion

When God Draws Near by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(April 11, 2020)
Discovering a cure to the ultimate universal pandemic…
Topics: Beliefs COVID-19 Crisis Easter Faith Fears, Concerns Hopes & Dreams

Government & Politics

 2 records found

Inauguration Day by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(January 22, 2021)
It's a day of new beginnings…
Topics: COVID-19 Current Events, News Government History Hopes & Dreams News Politics Prayer Racism and Inequality Unity, Unified Values Voting & Elections

But Where are the People? by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(August 29, 2020)
Why virtual political conventions are for the birds…
Topics: Change COVID-19 Current Events, News History Humor Media Politics

Health & Wellness

 7 records found

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

(May 22, 2021)
It's about time for about face…
Topics: COVID-19 Disease Government Hopes & Dreams News Social Issues

A Vaccine Prayer by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(October 3, 2020)
Confessions of a chaplain during COVID…
Topics: COVID-19 Disease Faith Prayer

Wear a Mask! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(July 11, 2020)
A pandemic plea for courtesy…
Topics: COVID-19 Current Events, News Disease News Relationships Wellness

Calling on the Ghostbusters Among Us by Greg Asimakoupoulos

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

Coronavirus Checklist by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(March 14, 2020)
What to do and what not to do…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Disease Faith News Planning Wellness

Coronavirus Chaos by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(March 7, 2020)
Where following our fears finds us…
Topics: COVID-19 Current Events, News Fears, Concerns Health Care News Wellness

Corona Virus Fear by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(February 29, 2020)
Interceding on behalf of a world in peril…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Disease Fears, Concerns News Prayer Wellness


 1 record found

Beauty for Ashes by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(May 18, 2020)
Gaining a heart of wisdom by numbering our days…
Topics: Bible Contemplation, Insight COVID-19 Faith History Learning Wisdom


 8 records found

The Twelvth Day of Christmas by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(January 5, 2023)
On the eve of Epiphany there are a multitude of sounds to consider…
Topics: Christmas COVID-19 Current Events, News Disaster Faith History Holidays Holiday Season Hopes & Dreams News Politics Popular Culture Prayer Weather

Welcome Aboard Flight 2021 by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(January 9, 2021)
Fasten your seat belts for an unforgettable adventure…
Topics: COVID-19 Faith Future God Holidays Holiday Season Hopes & Dreams Inspiration New Year's Planning

2020 Hindsight by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(January 1, 2021)
Looking back and looking forward…
Topics: Coping COVID-19 Crime, Justice, Punishment Disaster Disease Faith Holidays Holiday Season Hopes & Dreams New Year's Racism and Inequality

How COVID Stole Christmas by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(December 26, 2020)
2020 hindsight…
Topics: Christmas Coping COVID-19 Crisis Holidays Holiday Season Hopes & Dreams News Racism and Inequality

An Average Joe by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(December 19, 2020)
Why Nativity figures should wear masks this year…
Topics: Christmas COVID-19 Faith Government History Holidays Holiday Season Jesus

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Life Events

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Don't Let Balance Die! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(December 3, 2022)
A grave marker in a Chicago cemetery is a call to keep balance alive in our lives during this hectic holiday season…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Christmas COVID-19 Gratitute Holidays Holiday Season Lifestyle, General Optimal Aging Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving

Wanted: A Shepherd for Lost Sheep by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(July 23, 2022)
The Lord is my shepherd and boy do I need Him!…
Topics: Change Choices and Decision Making Comfort & Consolation Coping COVID-19 Faith Stress

When Life Becomes a Maze by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(August 21, 2021)
How to respond to the headlines…
Topics: Attitudes Coping COVID-19 Crisis Faith Fears, Concerns News


 1 record found

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

(April 24, 2020)
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Faith History Inspiration Nature Science & Technology Social Issues Trends

News & Current Events

 7 records found

A Poetic Portrait of a Patriot by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(October 23, 2021)
Celebrating the life of a remarkable leader…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) COVID-19 History Leadership News Tribute, Testimony Wisdom

The Unmasked Bandit by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(June 26, 2021)
Reflecting on a year of being held hostage…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Faith Freedom Hopes & Dreams Loss & Grieving News Wellness

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

The Triage Trio by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(May 16, 2020)
With praise for our parademics…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Disease Health Care News Risk Service Tribute, Testimony

With Praise for Saint Anthony by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(May 2, 2020)
A tribute to Dr. Anthony Fauci…
Topics: Character, Integrity COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Disease History Inspiration News Tribute, Testimony Wellness

A Lenten Season Like No Other by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(April 4, 2020)
How the coronavirus has impacted our preparation for Easter…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Current Events, News Disease Easter Faith News Religion

The Six Feet Rule by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(March 28, 2020)
It's a matter of life or death…
Topics: COVID-19 Crisis Discipline Disease News Relationships Wellness

Sports & Recreation

 1 record found

Coming Together in Tokyo by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(July 24, 2021)
The most important race in the Olympics…
Topics: COVID-19 Current Events, News History Inspiration News Relationships Social Movements Sports Unity, Unified