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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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


Three Chords and the Truth by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(September 21, 2019)
Celebrating Ken Burns' series on Country Music…
Topics: History Music Popular Culture Television


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


Remembering the Queen of Soul by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(August 18, 2018)
A tribute to Aretha Franklin…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Media Music News Popular Culture Tribute, Testimony


Good Night, Sweet Prince by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(April 30, 2016)
Remembering a musical giant…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Music News Popular Culture Tribute, Testimony


A Spotlight on Spotlight by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(March 5, 2016)
Why the Boston Globe priest scandal deserved an Oscar…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Media Movies Religion Scandal


An Eagle Has Landed by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(January 23, 2016)
Remembering the musical artistry of Glenn Frey…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Music Popular Culture Tribute, Testimony


Shark Tank by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(April 26, 2015)
Where dreams refresh to drown…
Topics: Opportunity Popular Culture


Unbroken by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(December 21, 2014)
The rest of the story…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Christian Life Grace Inspiration Movies

Clack Has Lost His Click by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(November 9, 2014)
Remembering Tom Magliozzi…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Tribute, Testimony

Robin William's Lifelong Search for Love by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(August 17, 2014)
Reflecting on the suicide of a much-loved celebrity…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Comfort & Consolation Tribute, Testimony

America's Got Talent by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(August 3, 2014)
And I don't just mean on television&hellip
Topics: Arts & Entertainment Inspiration Music Popular Culture

The Caged Bird is Finally Free by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(August 1, 2014)
Remembering Maya Angelou…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Writing

A Tribute to Mike Kellogg by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(June 1, 2014)
Saying farewell to an all-night friend…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Grace Radio Retirement

Dear Abbey, Downton's Done by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(March 2, 2014)
A faithful viewer vents his grips…
Topics: Drama Television

A Toast to a Dimpled Temple by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(February 16, 2014)
Remembering the life of a beloved child star…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Movies Public Service

A Final Salute to Sid by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(February 16, 2014)
Rendering unto Caesar our respects…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Television

Silencing a Prophet by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(December 22, 2013)
Freedom of expression under fire…
Topics: Christian Life Freedom Television

Bring Him Home by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(March 24, 2013)
Jean Valjean and Les Miserable is now available…
Topics: Grace Inspiration Movies Music Religion

The Gospel According to Oscar by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(February 24, 2013)
Learning to speak the language of our culture…
Topics: Language, Meaning Movies Religion

The Gospel According to Downton by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(January 27, 2013)
Sunday truth isn't found only in church…
Topics: Change History Television

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


(December 30, 2012)
Dusting for divine fingerprints…
Topics: Faith God Movies

From Wall Lake to Moon River by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(September 30, 2012)
A poetic tribute to Andy Williams…
Topics: Faith Music Popular Culture Tribute, Testimony

Before the Final Rose by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(March 11, 2012)
Exposing the hidden thorns of "The Bachelor"...
Topics: Popular Culture Television

In Memoriam by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(March 4, 2012)
It's more than an Academy Award segment…
Topics: Dying and Death Popular Culture Tribute, Testimony

Silent Movies Can Be Extremely Loud by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(February 26, 2012)
Why actions speak louder than words…
Topics: Communication Movies

The Vow by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(February 19, 2012)
Remembering what we're prone to forget…
Topics: Family Health Care Love Movies

Keeping Up with the Kardashians by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(November 6, 2011)
The low down on love and storybook romance…
Topics: Family Popular Culture Trouble

Dolphin Tale by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(October 16, 2011)
It's more than just a feel-good movie…
Topics: Animals Movies Nature Popular Culture

Poets Paint with Words by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(October 16, 2011)
A poem for National Poetry Day…
Topics: Arts & Entertainment Language, Meaning Writing

By the Time He Gets to Phoenix by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(September 4, 2011)
Glen Campbell's memory is no longer gentle on his mind…
Topics: Disease Music Popular Culture

A Toast to Oprah's Success by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(May 29, 2011)
Winfrey's windfall is more than meets the eye…
Topics: Popular Culture Television Tribute, Testimony

Secret Millionaire by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(March 27, 2011)
What the new TV show should remind us of…
Topics: Generosity Popular Culture Television

The Sheen Has Lost His Luster by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(March 6, 2011)
Why Charlie's "winning" is really losing…
Topics: Popular Culture Television Trouble

Lessons from a Stammering Monarch by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(February 27, 2011)
Takeaways from "The King's Speech"…
Topics: Faith History Movies

America's Got Talent? So Do You!g9/19/2010 by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(September 26, 2010)
So what do you do well?…
Topics: Opportunity Popular Culture

Undercover Boss by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(February 14, 2010)
Leaving the glitter of glory for the litter of life…
Topics: Television Work

A Book (of Eli) Review by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(January 31, 2010)
Reflecting on a walk of faith…
Topics: Bible Faith Movies Popular Culture

Seeing the Blind Side by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(December 13, 2009)
Love in action brings faith into focus…
Topics: Bible Faith Football (American) Love Movies

This is It! (Let's Hope) by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(October 18, 2009)
When will our fascination with the King of Pop stop?…
Topics: Language, Meaning Music Popular Culture Religion

David Letterman's Jacket by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(October 11, 2009)
Will it help him weather the late night chill?…
Topics: Ethics & Morality Popular Culture Television

Ken Burns' America by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(October 4, 2009)
But he won't be charged with arson!…
Topics: Arts & Entertainment History Nature Television

A Tribute to a One-Armed Organist by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(August 9, 2009)
Remembering Mark Thallander's near-fatal accident six years later…
Topics: Arts & Entertainment Coping Music Tragedy Tribute, Testimony

Mourning the Jackson's Fifth on the Fourth by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(July 5, 2009)
So what are all the fireworks about, anyway?…
Topics: Dying and Death Music Popular Culture

John and Kate Plus Hate by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(June 28, 2009)
The sad saga of a once big happy family…
Topics: Family Popular Culture Television Trouble

A Sidekick in the Spotlight by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(June 28, 2009)
Remembering Ed McMahon…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Popular Culture Television Tribute, Testimony

Mr. Trump and Miss California by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(May 17, 2009)
A lesson in grace but not integrity…
Topics: Communication Grace Popular Culture

Reality TV vs. Real Life by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(May 17, 2009)
The choice is up to us…
Topics: Popular Culture Television

Another Soap is Down the Drain by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(May 16, 2009)
The Guiding Light is gone…
Topics: Change Popular Culture Television

Call it a Terminal Illiness by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(April 5, 2009)
Heartsick about ER's last episode…
Topics: Change Popular Culture Television

Treasure in Life's Trash by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(January 18, 2009)
Slumdog Millionaire offers truth you can bank on…
Topics: Inspiration Movies Popular Culture

John Travolta's Dave with Sorrow by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(January 11, 2009)
Reflections on the death of his teenage son…
Topics: Coping Dying and Death Popular Culture Prayer

A Cultural Necessity by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(September 14, 2008)
The timeless place of poetry in our society…
Topics: Arts & Entertainment Language, Meaning

Goddess Worship by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(June 29, 2008)
Oprah's popularity has become a religion…
Topics: Media Religion Television

Remembering Private Presley by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(March 30, 2008)
What Elvis was doing fifty years ago this week…
Topics: Birthdays & Annivesaries Music Popular Culture

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

A Portrait of "The War" by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(September 30, 2007)
Praising the amazing artistry of Ken Burns…
Topics: History Television War

The Tenor of Our Grief by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(September 9, 2007)
A Tribute to Luciano Pavarotti…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Music Tribute, Testimony

High School Musical by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(August 26, 2007)
Disney's latest phenom is anything but Mickey Mouse…
Topics: Music Popular Culture Television

Worshipping a Dead King by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(August 19, 2007)
The absurdity of Elvis Mania…
Topics: Current Events, News Popular Culture

Lamenting for Lindsay and Her Friends by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(July 29, 2007)
A prayer for your celebrity addicts…
Topics: Grace Popular Culture

The Time is Right by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(June 17, 2007)
Bob Barker's well-deserved retirement comes with a price…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Popular Culture Television Tribute, Testimony

The American Idol Battle Royal by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(May 27, 2007)
Beauty and the Beatboxer have returned to their corners…
Topics: Popular Culture Television

Sticks and Stones (and Hurtful Words) by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(April 29, 2007)
Lessons from a less-than smart Alec…
Topics: Language, Meaning

Idol Worship by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(February 25, 2007)
The irony of American Idol's popularity…
Topics: Popular Culture Television

Gibson's Fall from Grace by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(August 6, 2006)
Why it pays to beware of what trips us up.…
Topics: Current Events, News Faith Grace Popular Culture