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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46 articles found.

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Arts & Entertainment

 1 record found

And the Oscar Goes to . . . by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(March 2, 2019)
Who is most deserving of our applause?…
Topics: Arts & Entertainment Character, Integrity Lifestyle, General Movies Relationships

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 6 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

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

Sharing Love, Giving Hope by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(October 26, 2019)
A tribute to pastors for Clergy Appreciation Month…
Topics: Relationships Religion Tribute, Testimony

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

An All Saints Day Tribute by Greg Asimakoupoulos

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


 3 records found

The State of My Conflicted Heart by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(June 22, 2019)
A prayer when life doesn't rhyme…
Topics: Current Events, News Dysfunctional, Broken Government Relationships Social Issues Trends

Let's Hear It for Culture by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(June 25, 2017)
A call to understanding not agreement…
Topics: Change Relationships Values

Let's Seize the Day by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(February 25, 2017)
A reaction to death's too frequent surprise visits…
Topics: Dying and Death Opportunity Optimal Aging Relationships

Government & Politics

 2 records found

The Fabric of Democracy by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(February 6, 2021)
Celebrating the strength of our diversity…
Topics: Character, Integrity Civility Diversity & Pluralism Government Relationships

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

Health & Wellness

 2 records found

Wear a Mask! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

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

The Dilemma of Dementia by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(October 22, 2017)
A call to compassion…
Topics: Compassion Health Care Memory (failing, improving) Relationships


 1 record 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


 7 records found

A Prodigal Father's Day by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(June 19, 2021)
The patient, persistent, unconditional love of our Heavenly Father…
Topics: Attitudes Choices and Decision Making Faith Family Father's Day God Holidays Loss & Grieving Love Relationships

A Mother's Day Hymn by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(May 8, 2021)
Remembering our moms with gratitude to our Heavenly Father…
Topics: Faith Family Holidays Mother's Day Parenting, Parents Relationships Tribute, Testimony

A Prayer for the Divided States of America by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(July 3, 2020)
Interceding for Uncle Sam…
Topics: Current Events, News History Holidays July 4 (U.S. Independence Day) News Prayer Racism and Inequality Relationships Social Issues Social Unrest, Division Values

A Father's Day Wish List by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(June 20, 2020)
What I pray for my progeny…
Topics: Family Father's Day Holidays Hopes & Dreams Prayer Relationships

All I Want for Christmas by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(December 1, 2018)
Confessions of a grief-stricken grinch…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Compassion Dying and Death Holidays Holiday Season Loneliness Loss & Grieving Relationships

Valentine's is More than a Day by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(February 17, 2017)
It's a way of life…
Topics: Holidays Love Relationships Valentine's Day

A Father's Day Toast by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(June 18, 2016)
Celebrating the difference dads make in their kid's lives…
Topics: Family Father's Day Holidays Relationships

Life Events

 1 record found

The Waiting Room by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(July 13, 2019)
Experiencing the emotion of a mother's last days…
Topics: Contemplation, Insight Dying and Death Faith Family Relationships

News & Current Events

 10 records found

A Crumbling Foundation by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(May 7, 2021)
What are we to make of Bill and Melinda Gates' divorce?…
Topics: Family News Relationships

It's Time to Take a Stand by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(June 13, 2020)
Contrasting two Georges…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Current Events, News News Racism and Inequality Relationships Social Issues Social Movements

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

So Who are We to Judge? by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(October 6, 2018)
A timely question&helllip;
Topics: Government News Politics Relationships Social Unrest, Division

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

There are 5 more items for the category News & Current Events and the Relationships topic...See the whole list


 11 records found

My Girl Friday by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(June 12, 2021)
A toast to all administrative assistants…
Topics: Relationships Tribute, Testimony Work

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

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

Inspired to Serve by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(July 27, 2019)
Saying goodbye to a much-loved colleague…
Topics: Relationships Service Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving Tribute, Testimony Work

Responding to Those Who Suffer by Greg Asimakoupoulos

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

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

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


 1 record 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