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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37 articles found.

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Arts & Entertainment

 3 records found

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


In Praise of a Counter-Culture by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(February 17, 2008)
The good old days still are in Wenatchee, Washington…
Topics: Arts & Entertainment Memories


Education

 2 records found

Lessons I Learned in High School by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(August 8, 2010)
Reunion reflections and somber afterthoughts…
Topics: Education Memories Tribute, Testimony

High School Graduation (revisited) by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(June 13, 2010)
Poetic reflections on a timeless rite-of-passage…
Topics: Birthdays & Annivesaries Education Memories


Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 3 records found

The Tale of the Flameless Taper by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(November 1, 2019)
An All-Saints Day reminder…
Topics: Christian Life Dying and Death Faith Future Halloween Holidays Hopes & Dreams Inspiration Memories


An All Saints Day Tribute by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(November 3, 2017)
Remembering those who left us…
Topics: Faith Family Memories Relationships Religion Tribute, Testimony


God, Bless America Again by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(May 4, 2017)
A supplication for the National Day of Prayer
Topics: Faith God Government Hopes & Dreams Memories Prayer



General

 3 records found

Happy Birthday, Mr. President by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(August 7, 2011)
What were you doing when Obama was born?…
Topics: Birthdays & Annivesaries Memories

Let's Hear it for Reunion Nametags! by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(August 1, 2010)
Reflections at a 40-year high school reunion…
Topics: Education Memories

Recalling My Ordination Day by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(June 27, 2010)
It's more than pressing redial on my iPhone…
Topics: Faith Memories


History

 6 records found

A Score Recalled by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(September 11, 2021)
Remembering September 11th twenty years later…
Topics: Crisis Dying and Death Faith Fears, Concerns History Hopes & Dreams Memories Terrorism Tragedy


A Symphony Heard Around the World by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(September 4, 2021)
Remembering September 2, 1945…
Topics: History Memories War


Gone but Not Forgotten by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(January 30, 2021)
Remembering the CHALLENGER astronauts…
Topics: Dying and Death History Memories Science & Technology Tragedy Tribute, Testimony


A Surrender Remembered by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(September 4, 2020)
Recalling September 2, 1945 seventy-five years later…
Topics: History Memories Tribute, Testimony War


In Praise of Mayberry Days by Greg Asimakoupoulos


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

Try to Remember and Forget by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(September 14, 2007)
Poetic reflections on the week of September 11…
Topics: History Memories Tribute, Testimony


Holidays

 9 records found

To a Field of Dreams by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(May 29, 2021)
Memorial Day ponderings…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Courage Faith Holidays Hopes & Dreams Memorial Day Memories Tribute, Testimony


Memorial Day is a Memory Jogger by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(May 23, 2020)
Paying tribute to those who purchased our freedom…
Topics: COVID-19 Freedom History Holidays Memorial Day Memories Service Tribute, Testimony War


A Motherless Mother's Day by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(May 9, 2020)
What I miss most about my mom…
Topics: Family Holidays Memories Mother's Day Tribute, Testimony


A New Year's Eve Remembrance by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(January 1, 2019)
Toasting friends and loved ones who have died…
Topics: History Holidays Holiday Season Memories New Year's News Tribute, Testimony


Thanksgiving Memories by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(November 26, 2016)
Remembering my Mom and Dad…
Topics: Family Holidays Holiday Season Memories Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving Tribute, Testimony


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News & Current Events

 4 records found

Two Giant Hands in Tulsa by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(June 5, 2021)
Praying for forgiveness and healing…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Forgive, Forgiveness History Loss & Grieving Memories News Prayer Racism and Inequality


Gulf Oil Redefined by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(July 4, 2010)
A present-day look at the past…
Topics: Conservation & Environement Disaster Faith Memories

Remembering Columbine Ten Years Later by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(April 26, 2009)
Haunting memories and unrealized dreams…
Topics: History Memories Tragedy

A Final Birthday Wish by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(March 16, 2008)
What do you give a dying dad?…
Topics: Birthdays & Annivesaries Dying and Death Memories Tribute, Testimony


Relationships

 5 records found

Father, My Mother is Gone by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(August 3, 2019)
A prayer when your mother dies…
Topics: Dying and Death Family Memories Relationships Tribute, Testimony


Digging Around the Family Tree by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(May 27, 2012)
Instructions for caretakers…
Topics: Family History Memories

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


(April 29, 2012)
Reflections in the rearview mirror of life…
Topics: Birthdays & Annivesaries Faith Memories Tribute, Testimony

The Father of the Bride Remembers by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(July 24, 2011)
Pondering framed pictures in the hallway of my heart…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Family Memories Parenting, Parents

Summer at Grandma's House by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(July 15, 2007)
Longing for the good old days and a great old lady…
Topics: Family Memories


Sports & Recreation

 2 records found

A Season for Starting Over (Again) by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(April 8, 2017)
Why I love the start of baseball season…
Topics: Baseball Hopes & Dreams Memories Opportunity Sports


The Toughest Loss of All by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(December 5, 2010)
Remembering the Old Cub…
Topics: Baseball History Memories Sports