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

 1 record found

Enjoy the Ride! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Arts & Entertainment

 9 records found

He Did Know Jack! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

A Classic Movie with a Timeless Message by Greg Asimakoupoulos

A Poetic Month by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Finding God in "It's a Wonderful Life" by Greg Asimakoupoulos

From Wall Lake to Moon River by Greg Asimakoupoulos

There are 4 more items for the category Arts & Entertainment and the Faith topic...See the whole list


 2 records found

We Cry for Justice by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Amer-I-Can by Greg Asimakoupoulos


 1 record found

The Three Amigos by Greg Asimakoupoulos


 3 records found

Haunted by the Headlines by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Hope Refuses to be Buried by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Faith Quakes by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 81 records found

A Crown Awaits by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Mirror Christianty by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Grazeland or Graceland by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Palm Sunday Reflections by Greg Asimakoupoulos

When God Speaks by Greg Asimakoupoulos

There are 76 more items for the category Faith, Religion & Spirituality and the Faith topic...See the whole list


 9 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

A Toast to the Promised Land by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Gospel According to Fast-Food by Greg Asimakoupoulos

There are 4 more items for the category General and the Faith topic...See the whole list

Government & Politics

 8 records found

Reflections on the State of Our Union by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Life versus Love by Greg Asimakoupoulos

A Prayer for Lawmakers by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Second Thoughts about "America First" by Greg Asimakoupoulos

A State of Indecision by Greg Asimakoupoulos

There are 3 more items for the category Government & Politics and the Faith topic...See the whole list

Health & Wellness

 7 records found

A Vaccine Prayer by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Calling on the Ghostbusters Among Us by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Coronavirus Checklist by Greg Asimakoupoulos

An Emotional Response to Inside Out by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Dancing with the Scars by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Waiting for Easter at Christmastime by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Letter by Greg Asimakoupoulos


 5 records found

How Sweet the Sound by Greg Asimakoupoulos

An Ongoing Gaze by Greg Asimakoupoulos

A Score Recalled by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Beauty for Ashes by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Love's Eagle Has Landed by Greg Asimakoupoulos


 45 records found

Two Mothers Named Elsie by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Greatest of These is LOVE by Greg Asimakoupoulos

'Amazing' Valentine by Greg Asimakoupoulos

May Your Prophets Find the Courage by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Twelvth Day of Christmas by Greg Asimakoupoulos

There are 40 more items for the category Holidays and the Faith topic...See the whole list


 3 records found

A Jack of All Trades by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Ringing in the New Year by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Olympics of Daily Life by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Life Events

 10 records found

Becoming Like Children by Greg Asimakoupoulos

A Title Worth Pondering by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Longing for the Good Old Days! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Lessons from the Fall by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Wanted: A Shepherd for Lost Sheep by Greg Asimakoupoulos

There are 5 more items for the category Life Events and the Faith topic...See the whole list


 2 records found

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

The Lord Remains Our Light by Greg Asimakoupoulos

News & Current Events

 43 records found

Charles' Coronation Day by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Saint Michael of Wheaton by Greg Asimakoupoulos

May God Save the Queen by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Robbed of Life by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Black Dog Bites Again by Greg Asimakoupoulos

There are 38 more items for the category News & Current Events and the Faith topic...See the whole list


 11 records found

A Dad's Tribute to His Daughters by Greg Asimakoupoulos

I Stand for Folks of Color 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

There are 6 more items for the category Relationships and the Faith topic...See the whole list

Sports & Recreation

 9 records found

The Gospel According to Baseball by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Loyola's Most Loyal Fan by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Redemption for Foul Ball Boy by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Cubs Win! Cubs Win! Cubs Win! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Mining for Gold by Greg Asimakoupoulos

There are 4 more items for the category Sports & Recreation and the Faith topic...See the whole list


 1 record found

Nor Easter Alert by Greg Asimakoupoulos