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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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

Life versus Love by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(June 27, 2022)
A Supreme Court ruling has raised the bar of civil discourse…
Topics: Beliefs Civility Communication Dysfunctional, Broken Faith Government News Policy, Policy Formation Politics Prayer Social Issues Social Movements

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

The Fabric of Democracy by Greg Asimakoupoulos

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

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

The Supremes Have a New Member by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(October 31, 2020)
Let's hear it for Amy Coney Barret…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Government History News

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

A House Divided by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(February 8, 2020)
The state of our nation is not what we're told…
Topics: Dysfunctional, Broken Government History News Politics

A Prayer for Lawmakers by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(February 23, 2019)
What I prayed at the Washington State Legislature on the eve of Washington's birthday…
Topics: Character, Integrity Faith Freedom God Government Grace Leadership Prayer

Venti Dreams by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(February 2, 2019)
What is Howard Schultz thinking?…
Topics: News Politics

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

A 'Dear John' Letter to Senator McCain by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(September 1, 2018)
An expressino of thanks for a remarkable leader…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Character, Integrity Civility Courage Inspiration Leadership Politics Tribute, Testimony

A Way with Words by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(July 21, 2018)
Exposing President Trump's verbal challenges…
Topics: Current Events, News Language, Meaning News Politics Popular Culture Writing

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

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

Praying for a Dictator by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(June 4, 2017)
Asking God to silence Kim Jong-Un…
Topics: Change Government News Prayer

Hold the Phone by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(May 21, 2017)
If only The Donald would do just that…
Topics: Communication Government News Politics

Second Thoughts about "America First" by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(February 4, 2017)
The Bible trumps our President's initiative
Topics: Bible Faith Government

Make the Presidency Great Again! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(January 28, 2017)
A message to the new Commander in Chief…
Topics: Government History Leadership Politics

Inauguration Day Ponderings by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(January 20, 2017)
More than a President is called to take an oath…
Topics: Government History Politics Prayer

A Prayer for the President-Elect by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(November 13, 2016)
A new hymn text to a time-honored tune…
Topics: Change Government Leadership News Politics Prayer

The White House Race is a Mud Bowl by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(October 15, 2016)
Just how low can they go?…
Topics: Ethics & Morality News Politics

A Prayer for Uncle Sam by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(July 2, 2016)
A Fourth of July supplication…
Topics: Freedom History Holidays July 4 (U.S. Independence Day) Prayer Trends

My Favorite Uncle's Annual Appeal by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(April 16, 2016)
Why I hate Tax Day…
Topics: Financial Government Holidays Taxes

The Republican by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(April 2, 2016)
It's more like a funeral wake…
Topics: News Politics

Good Lord, He's a Bad Candidate by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(March 12, 2016)
Why I hope Donald Trump is not the GOP's nominee…
Topics: News Politics

Why Donald Trump Troubles Me by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(February 27, 2016)
One poetic commentator's opinion…
Topics: Current Events, News News Politics

Caution: Congress Under Repair by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(March 1, 2015)
The cracks in the Capitol Dome aren't the only cause for concern…
Topics: Dysfunctional, Broken

Can Two Become One? by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(November 16, 2014)
Here's hoping the new Congress can make vows of unity…
Topics: Politics Unity, Unified

The Lessons of Bridgegate by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(January 19, 2014)
Coming to terms with an unnecessary toll…
Topics: Ethics & Morality Politics

Uncle Sam at the Brink by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(December 9, 2012)
A suicide watch in Washington…
Topics: Politics

A State of Indecision by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(October 21, 2012)
Washington state debates same-sex marriage…
Topics: Faith Family Political Correctness Politics Social Issues

The Donkey and the Elephant by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(October 7, 2012)
Can we hear what each is saying?…
Topics: Politics

A Faded Bedroom Poster by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(September 2, 2012)
Why it's time for a new one…
Topics: Politics

Undercover Betrayal by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(April 29, 2012)
Lessons from the Secret Service scanda…
Topics: Government Scandal

Where's the Party? by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(March 25, 2012)
The Grand Old Party needs a party planner…
Topics: Planning Politics

A Prayer for Lawmakers and Others by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(January 15, 2012)
Asking Divine guidance for those who make decisions…
Topics: Politics Prayer

Herman "Raisin" Cane by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(November 13, 2011)
How the accused reacts to the "grapes of wrath"…
Topics: Current Events, News Grace Politics

And They're Off by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(August 21, 2011)
The county fair campaigning has begun…
Topics: Politics

Obama's Big Black Bus by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(August 21, 2011)
What's wrong with this picture?…
Topics: Politics

Uncle Sam's Spending Problem by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(August 7, 2011)
Is raising the debt ceiling the best solution?…
Topics: Financial Government Politics

The Little Weiner Went to Congress by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(June 12, 2011)
If only it were just a nursery rhyme…
Topics: Current Events, News Politics Scandal

Chicago's All-TIme Favorite Sport by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(January 30, 2011)
The votes are in…
Topics: Current Events, News Politics

Don't Ask? Don't Tell? by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(January 9, 2011)
What would the Generals say?…
Topics: Armed Forces Current Events, News History Social Issues

High Touch Security by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(November 21, 2010)
Can't touch that!…
Topics: Current Events, News Government Safety Travel

Dancing with the Stars and Stripes by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(October 31, 2010)
It's boogie time with the ballot box…
Topics: Current Events, News Politics

Tea Party Ponderings by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(October 3, 2010)
What began one night in Boston still continues in our day…
Topics: Current Events, News History Politics

Obama, Duh! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(March 21, 2010)
New lyrics to the same old tune about healthcare reform…
Topics: Current Events, News Health Care Politics

O Little Town of Washington by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(December 27, 2009)
There is no goodwill among men on Capitol Hill…
Topics: Health Care Politics

Domestic Parter-Ships by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(November 1, 2009)
Should their moorage be equal to marriage?
Topics: Family Language, Meaning Politics Social Issues

Obama, Obsama by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(October 25, 2009)
Reminding the President of a promise…
Topics: Politics Terrorism

Jimmy's Crack Scorned by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(September 27, 2009)
Why the former President misspoke…
Topics: Communication Politics

The Lion Sleeps by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(August 30, 2009)
A tribute to Ted Kennedy: the prince who never would be king…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Politics Tribute, Testimony

Profiles in Courage (and Humanity) by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(August 30, 2009)
Facing the four Kennedy brothers head-on…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) History Politics Tribute, Testimony

Slaves of Lust by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(June 28, 2009)
An over-populated political prison…
Topics: Politics Scandal

The Bronx Cheers by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(May 31, 2009)
But the jury is still out on this judge…
Topics: Political Correctness Politics

A Table Grace for Tax Day by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(April 19, 2009)
Singing for our supper…
Topics: Faith Financial Politics

The Motorcade and the Parade by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(April 5, 2009)
Obama's reception in London is no Palm Sunday parade…
Topics: Current Events, News Easter Politics

Babies in the Wings (Clipped) by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(March 15, 2009)
Grieving a pro-life stance…
Topics: Current Events, News Ethics & Morality Politics Social Issues

A President's Day Present by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(February 22, 2009)
A little package from his friends on the Hill…
Topics: Crisis Financial Politics

Lunacy in the Land of Lincoln by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(February 1, 2009)
Hot Rod left the race track of reason…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Politics Scandal

A Violation of Robert's Rules of Order by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(January 25, 2009)
Pondering the Chief Justice's uncharacteristic gaff…
Topics: Politics

A Purpose-Driven Choice by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(December 21, 2008)
Obama's Democratic critics speak volumes…
Topics: Politics Prayer Religion

Son of a Blagojevich by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(December 14, 2008)
One governor's questionable pedigree…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Politics Scandal

A Shrine to "No Belief" by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(December 14, 2008)
Yet another governor raises eyebrows…
Topics: Beliefs Christmas Politics

A Thankless Thanksgiving in the White House by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(November 30, 2008)
A less-than-memorable holiday for the First Family…
Topics: Holidays Politics Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving

The White House is Over-Rated by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(November 9, 2008)
Why your house matters much more…
Topics: Politics

Dumb and Dumber by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(October 26, 2008)
Not the movie, but this senseless presidential campaign…
Topics: Politics

Joe the Plumber Pleads His Case by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(October 19, 2008)
Making the case for the small business guy…
Topics: Freedom Politics

A Peel at Todd Palin's Alaska by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(October 5, 2008)
Why the First Dude is having second thoughts…
Topics: Politics

Queen Sarah and Delaware Joe by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(October 5, 2008)
The difference between the two is debatable…
Topics: Politics

Batter Up by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(September 28, 2008)
A creative alternative to presidential debates…
Topics: Politics

Sarah Palin Needs Our Prayers by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(September 7, 2008)
Her family's joys and sorrows are not unique…
Topics: Politics Prayer

Sarah (Plain and Tall) Palin by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(August 31, 2008)
What I know about this unknown candidate…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Politics

The Purpose-Driven Pastor Grills the Candidates by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(August 24, 2008)
Rick Warren's burger-bash at Saddleback…
Topics: Politics Religion

Conventions Come, Conventions Go by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(August 24, 2008)
What we can expect in Denver…
Topics: Politics

Joe Biden's Bidin' Time by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(August 24, 2008)
Actually, he's writing a speech…
Topics: Politics

A Relay Race Disgrace by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(August 17, 2008)
Sober lessons from John Edward's fall…
Topics: Ethics & Morality Politics Scandal

Jeremiah's Lamentations by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(April 6, 2008)
What Obama now laments about his pastor…
Topics: Politics Religion

A Racial Race? by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(March 9, 2008)
The black and white truth about a black candidate…
Topics: Politics Social Issues

Poetry in Motion by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(February 10, 2008)
What Maya Angelou is blind to…
Topics: Arts & Entertainment Politics

Dancing with Our Candidate by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(February 10, 2008)
Kicking up our caucusing heels…
Topics: Politics

`Prayer for Our Head of State by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(February 3, 2008)
On the occasion of the State of the Union address…
Topics: Leadership Prayer

He's Not a Sheep Clad Wolf by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(January 27, 2008)
Barack Obama is a Christ-follower…
Topics: Faith Politics Religion

A Horse Race without Equal by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(January 13, 2008)
The candidates continue to jockey for position…
Topics: Politics

The Obama and Oprah Show by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(December 12, 2007)
Is this a winning team?…
Topics: Politics Popular Culture Television

Holy Smoke by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(December 6, 2007)
Fuming questions about a candidate's faith…
Topics: Politics Religion

The Marathon to the White House by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(November 19, 2007)
The exhausting impact of this presidential race…
Topics: Politics

Disgraced in the John by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(September 16, 2007)
How a Minneapolis bathroom flushed a reputation…
Topics: Current Events, News Politics Scandal

Gordon Brown's Dilemma by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(July 1, 2007)
How will Britain's new Prime Minister vote on Iraq?…
Topics: Current Events, News Politics

A Politically-Correct Holiday is a Humbig by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(December 3, 2006)
One jaded Christian's Christmas wish…
Topics: Christmas Education Faith Freedom Holidays Politics

Election Day in Who-ville by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(October 29, 2006)
The paradox of exporting what we fail to practice&helliip;
Topics: Current Events, News Politics

Hyde and Seek by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(October 6, 2006)
The fall elections are anything but child's play…
Topics: Current Events, News Politics

The Donkey King's Temper Tantrum by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(October 1, 2006)
Questioning Clinton's right to criticize…
Topics: Current Events, News Politics

Remembering Joe Lieberman by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(August 13, 2006)
The Connecticut senator is a casualty of war.…
Topics: Current Events, News Politics War