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

 12 records found

Remembering the Queen of Soul by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   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


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


An Eagle Has Landed by Greg Asimakoupoulos


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


Clack Has Lost His Click by Greg Asimakoupoulos


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

Robin William's Lifelong Search for Love by Greg Asimakoupoulos


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

There are 7 more items for this category and the Tribute, Testimony topic...See the whole list


Disaster

 1 record found

Katrina Remembered by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 29, 2010)
Fifth anniversary reflections…
Topics: Compassion Disaster Nature Service Tribute, Testimony Weather


Education

 3 records found

Gentle Shepherds by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 7, 2015)
A tribute to kindergarten teachers…
Topics: Teaching Tribute, Testimony


Lessons I Learned in High School by Greg Asimakoupoulos


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

Making the Grade by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 1, 2008)
A year-end salute to teachers…
Topics: Education Tribute, Testimony


Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 5 records found

A Prayer for the Washington State Legislature by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 3, 2018)
Remembering Billy Graham's example…
Topics: Faith Government Prayer Tribute, Testimony


An All Saints Day Tribute by Greg Asimakoupoulos


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


Remembering Mother Teresa by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   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


A Tribute to America's Pastors by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 14, 2012)
It's Clergy Appreciation Month…
Topics: Faith Leadership Tribute, Testimony

A Ruthless Pursuit of God by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 9, 2008)
Billy Graham celebrates his 90th birthday with his bride…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Birthdays & Annivesaries Faith Tribute, Testimony


General

 6 records found

Let's Hear it for Moms and Pops by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 25, 2017)
Celebrating Small Business Saturday in a very personal way
Topics: Books Business Tribute, Testimony


Goodbye Abby! by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 20, 2013)
A final letter to a dear lady…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Tribute, Testimony

O Canada (revisited) by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   February 21, 2010)
A tribute to a gold medal nation…
Topics: Current Events, News Tribute, Testimony

Put a Blue Light in Your Window by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 27, 2009)
Honoring those officers killed in the line of duty…
Topics: Gratitute Tribute, Testimony

A Labor of Love by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 6, 2009)
A tribute to America's firefighters…
Topics: Tribute, Testimony Work

Finally Home by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 23, 2007)
Grieving for our fallen soldiers…
Topics: Dying and Death Tribute, Testimony War


Government & Politics

 3 records found

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


(Rhymes & Reasons   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


The Lion Sleeps by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   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


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


Health & Wellness

 2 records found

A Tribute to Wingless Angels by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   May 12, 2018)
In recognition of National Nurses Week…
Topics: Compassion Health Care Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving Tribute, Testimony Work


Servants of the Most High God by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   May 19, 2013)
A tribute to hospice nurses…
Topics: Health Care Service Tribute, Testimony


History

 8 records found

D is for Daring by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 11, 2017)
Remembering those who fought on D-Day
Topics: Courage Current Events, News History Prayer Tribute, Testimony War


A Day of Infamy (Revisited) by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 10, 2016)
Pondering Pearl Harbor 75 years later…
Topics: History Tragedy Tribute, Testimony War


A Centennial Worth Celebrating by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 22, 2016)
Paying tribute to the Boeing Airplane Company…
Topics: History Innovation, Invention, Creativity Transportation Tribute, Testimony


Reflections on September 11 by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 11, 2016)
Looking back and looking forward…
Topics: History Terrorism Tragedy Tribute, Testimony


A Long Day at the Beach by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 8, 2014)
Remembering D-Day 70 years later…
Topics: Gratitute Tribute, Testimony War

There are 3 more items for this category and the Tribute, Testimony topic...See the whole list


Holidays

 18 records found

A NEW Poem about OLD Glory by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 15, 2018)
What does Francis Scott Key have to do with Flag Day?…
Topics: Holidays Patriotism Tribute, Testimony


Memorial Day at 150 Submitted by Stu Johnson


(My World   May 27, 2018)
The story behind our national holiday…
Topics: History Holidays Memorial Day Tribute, Testimony


A Prayer for Memorial Day by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   May 25, 2018)
Remembering fallen heroes with grateful hearts…
Topics: Holidays Memorial Day Prayer Service Tribute, Testimony


A Prayer for King-size Prophets by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 12, 2018)
Honoring Martin Luther King Jr with a new hymn text…
Topics: Courage History Holidays Hopes & Dreams Inspiration Social Movements Tribute, Testimony


Veterans Day by the Numbers submitted by Stu Johnson, editor


(Our World   November 9, 2017)
The 2017 profile from the U.S. Census Bureau
Topics: Demographics History Holidays Service Statistics Tribute, Testimony Veterans Day


There are 13 more items for this category and the Tribute, Testimony topic...See the whole list


Inspiration

 2 records found

The Gospel According to Paul by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 7, 2015)
Celebrating the legacy of Paul Harris and Rotary International
Topics: Charity Service Social Activities Tribute, Testimony


Faith of Our Fathers MovieVietnam War Healing by Rusty Wright


(Arts & Entertainment   June 23, 2015)
As the nation commemorates the war's 50th anniversary, a touching new film traces its impact on two families…
Topics: Faith Inspiration Movies Tribute, Testimony War



Media

 3 records found

A Tribute to Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 11, 2018)
Looking back to where it all began…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) History Media Television Tribute, Testimony


Where Have All the Newsmen Gone? by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   July 26, 2009)
A tribute to a trio of beloved broadcasters…
Topics: Media Tribute, Testimony

Goodbye, American! by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 1, 2009)
A farewell to our nation's beloved radio newsman…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Media Tribute, Testimony


News & Current Events

 42 records found

Remembering a Remarkable Bush by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 8, 2018)
A tribute to President George H. W. Bush…
Topics: Character, Integrity Civility Faith Government History Politics Tribute, Testimony


Violence in Mr Rogers' Neighborhood by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 3, 2018)
Protesting the synagogue shootings in Pittsburgh…
Topics: News Religion Tragedy Tribute, Testimony


Death of a Trailblazer by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 20, 2018)
Remembering my neighbor Paul Allen
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Leadership Technology Trends Tribute, Testimony


Homecoming at Last by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 4, 2018)
Honoring the remains of Korean War veterans…
Topics: Armed Forces News Tribute, Testimony


Remembering a Memorable Bush by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   April 21, 2018)
A tribute to a former First Lady…
Topics: Character, Integrity Dying and Death Inspiration News Politics Tribute, Testimony


There are 37 more items for this category and the Tribute, Testimony topic...See the whole list


Relationships

 9 records found

Tell Her You Love Her by Rusty Wright


(Connections   July 22, 2016)
A tribute to a rare jewel…
Topics: Christian Life Dying and Death Disease Family Loss & Grieving Love Relationships Tribute, Testimony


My Mother's Hands by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   May 6, 2016)
A lasting symbol of a faithful life
Topics: Faith Family Mother's Day Tribute, Testimony


"Faith of Our Mother's" updated by James N. Watkins


(Connections   May 6, 2016)
New words for an old, old song…
Topics: Faith Family Mother's Day Relationships Tribute, Testimony


The Queen by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   May 10, 2015)
A Mother's Day tribute to my mom…
Topics: Holidays Parenting, Parents Tribute, Testimony


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


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

There are 4 more items for this category and the Tribute, Testimony topic...See the whole list


Sports & Recreation

 7 records found

Loyola's Most Loyal Fan by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 24, 2018)
A tribute to the team chaplain…
Topics: Basketball Faith Inspiration Optimal Aging Sports Tribute, Testimony


The Artful Dodger by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 1, 2016)
A toast to Vin Scully's amazing run…
Topics: Baseball Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Radio Sports Television Tribute, Testimony


The Greatest is Gone by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 11, 2016)
Remembering Muhammad Ali
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) News Sports Tribute, Testimony


Remembering Pat Summerall by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   April 21, 2013)
A tribute to this sportscaster's true value…
Topics: Grace Sports Tribute, Testimony

Remembering the Voice of the Mariners by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 14, 2010)
Seattle fans say goodbye to a hall of fame announcer…
Topics: Baseball Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Sports Tribute, Testimony

Baseball's Dress Rehearsal by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 11, 2007)
Exploring the uniform thrill of Spring Training…
Topics: Baseball Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Sports Tribute, Testimony

Game, Set, Match by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 6, 2006)
Saying thanks to Andre (the Giant) Agassi and farewell to Steve Irwin…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Sports Television Tribute, Testimony


Technology

 1 record found

Eulogizing the Orchardist by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 9, 2011)
Remembering Steve Jobs and his amazing apple crop…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Leadership Science & Technology Tribute, Testimony