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

 8 records found

Remembering the King! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(August 16, 2022)
Elvis Aaron Presley died on August 16, 1977…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) History Media Memories Music Popular Culture Tribute, Testimony

Academy Award Afterthoughts by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(May 1, 2021)
Why awarding Oscars to pretenders is counter intuitive…
Topics: Media Movies Popular Culture

The Envelope Please by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(February 15, 2020)
Reflections on the Academy Aware ceremony…
Topics: Media Metaphors, Life Lessons Movies Popular Culture Religion

Remembering a Lesser-Known Carroll by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(December 14, 2019)
A tribute to Carroll Spinney
Topics: Character, Integrity Education History Media Memories Television Tribute, Testimony

On the Street Where We Lived by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(October 19, 2019)
Celebrating Sesame Street's 50th birthday…
Topics: Grandchildren History Learning Media Memories News Television

There are 3 more items for the category Arts & Entertainment and the Media topic...See the whole list

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 1 record found

Finding God in 'It's a Wondferul Life' by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(December 21, 2021)
You don't have to look far to find Him…
Topics: Christmas Contemplation, Insight Faith God Holidays Holiday Season Inspiration Media Movies

Government & Politics

 1 record found

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

 1 record found

Feeding Our Nightmares by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(November 16, 2019)
The dangerous diet of late night news…
Topics: Media News Politics Scandal Stress Wellness


 2 records found

Checking Out the Green Book by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(January 26, 2019)
The book that inspired a movie (eighty years later)…
Topics: History Media Minorities Movies Relationships Social Issues Social Movements

In Praise of Mayberry Days by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(August 17, 2008)
Pining for what Andy Griffith took for granted…
Topics: Change Media Memories


 9 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

A Tribute to Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(March 11, 2018)
Looking back to where it all began…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) History Media Television Tribute, Testimony

KICY: A Dream come true by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(April 18, 2010)
They're celebrating in Nome this weekend!
Topics: History Media

Where Have All the Newsmen Gone? by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(July 26, 2009)
A tribute to a trio of beloved broadcasters…
Topics: Media Tribute, Testimony

The Death of a Newspaper by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(March 22, 2009)
Is the P-I's demise a sign of the times?…
Topics: Change Media

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

News & Current Events

 14 records found

A Celebrity Parade by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(January 15, 2022)
Cultural heroes are leaving us every day…
Topics: Achievements Dying and Death Media News Popular Culture Tribute, Testimony

A Royal Shaft by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(March 13, 2021)
Prince Harry and Meghan make waves…
Topics: Media News Racism and Inequality

Who Wants to be a Millionaire? by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(August 8, 2020)
Remembering Regis Philbin…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Character, Integrity Current Events, News Faith Grace Media News Tribute, Testimony

Bert and Ernie are Not Gay! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(September 22, 2018)
Attempting to make sense of a senseless claim…
Topics: Media News Relationships Television

When the Newsman Becomes News by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(December 3, 2017)
Lamenting yet another fallen hero…
Topics: Character, Integrity Media News Relationships

There are 9 more items for the category News & Current Events and the Media topic...See the whole list


 1 record found

Taking Your Cues from Betty by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(May 16, 2010)
Let a Golden Girl named White color your picture of retirement…
Topics: Achievements Media Optimal Aging Popular Culture

Sports & Recreation

 3 records found

The Lion King and a Tiger's Tale by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(April 11, 2010)
Thinking about the new Nike ad with Tiger Woods' dad…
Topics: Ethics & Morality Media Sports

Tiger Ain't Out of the Woods Yet by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(December 13, 2009)
The penalty strokes are more than he expected…
Topics: Ethics & Morality Media Scandal Sports

Reality TV: Global Edition by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(August 20, 2008)
The world will be watching the Olympics…
Topics: Media Sports