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

 1 record found

A Classic Movie with a Timeless Message by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(November 17, 2022)
Greg Asimakoupoulos interviews Karolyn Grimes about her role in The Bishop’s Wife…
Topics: Arts & Entertainment Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Coping Faith Inspiration Movies Optimal Aging Values

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 2 records found

So What Does an 'Open and Affirming' Church Mean? by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(June 2, 2018)
It depends on how you define the terms…
Topics: Christian Life Faith Religion Values

Remembering Mother Teresa by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(September 10, 2017)
Republishing what I wrote twenty years ago…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Christian Life Compassion Faith History Religion Service Tribute, Testimony Values


 2 records found

The Gospel According to Fast-Food by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(August 27, 2017)
A tip of the hat to two fast-food giants…
Topics: Beliefs Business Character, Integrity Faith Values

Let's Hear It for Culture by Greg Asimakoupoulos

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

Government & Politics

 5 records found

Election Day is Chooseday! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(November 8, 2022)
Election Day is the day we voice our values and influence our future…
Topics: Government Patriotism Politics Values Voting & Elections

Liz Cheney's Not Lon Chaney by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(May 15, 2021)
Why recent events on Capitol Hill resemble a horror show…
Topics: Government News Politics Values Voting & Elections

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

Divided Loyalties by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(November 10, 2018)
Our right to vote unites us as Americans…
Topics: Diversity & Pluralism Government Politics Unity, Unified Values Voting & Elections

May I Be Frank, Mr. President? by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(December 17, 2017)
Challenging a double standard in the Oval Office…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Current Events, News Ethics & Morality News Politics Scandal Social Issues Values


 3 records found

The Home Row of Freedom by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(July 2, 2022)
A manual typewriter keys remind us of what is not automatic…
Topics: History Holidays July 4 (U.S. Independence Day) Language, Meaning Metaphors, Life Lessons Relationships Values

America Once Beautiful by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(July 3, 2021)
New lyrics to a familiar tune…
Topics: Character, Integrity Faith History Holidays July 4 (U.S. Independence Day) Social Issues Social Unrest, Division Trends Values

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


 3 records found

The Kings of the Road by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(October 17, 2020)
A poetic tribute to semi-truck drivers…
Topics: Transportation Tribute, Testimony Values Work

The Four-Way Test by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(October 10, 2020)
Rotary's core values in rhyme…
Topics: Attitudes Beliefs Character, Integrity Civility Values

The Olympics of Daily Life by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(August 27, 2016)
What it takes to go for the gold every day…
Topics: Christian Life Faith Inspiration Values


 1 record found

On God's Green Earth by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(April 24, 2021)
Resolutions for Earth Day
Topics: Beauty God Gratitute Nature Opportunity Social Movements Values

News & Current Events

 9 records found

Out of Many, One by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(February 19, 2022)
It's more than a motto on our money…
Topics: Current Events, News News Relationships Social Issues Unity, Unified Values

Is There a Doctor in the House? by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(March 6, 2021)
What would Dr. Seuss say to his critics?…
Topics: History Language, Meaning News Popular Culture Social Issues Values

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

Scout Dishonor by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(February 22, 2020)
Why Chapter 11 could be the final chapter for an iconic organization…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Current Events, News Dysfunctional, Broken History News Social Issues Trouble Values

A Borderline Disorder by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(November 17, 2018)
A prayer for our gun-crazed culture…
Topics: Prayer Social Issues Trends Values

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 1 record found

Celebrating a True Dad on Father's Day by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(June 18, 2017)
How Phil Mickelson scored a hole in one…
Topics: Family Father's Day Golf Inspiration Parenting, Parents Relationships Sports Values

Sports & Recreation

 1 record found

I Can't Stand for This by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(October 1, 2017)
Reflecting on the NFL player's boycott of the National Anthem…
Topics: Football (American) News Patriotism Social Issues Social Movements Sports Values


 1 record found

The Best is Yet to Be by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(March 18, 2017)
Thanking God for technology…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making History Optimal Aging Technology Values