More than the forgetfulness and foibles we joke about, our "Senior Moments" also celebrate life-long memories, perspective, and wisdom, some delivered tongue-in-cheek, others for serious contemplation.  The lead contributor since SeniorLifestyle began in 2006 has been Dan Seagren, whose thoughts had already appeared on his own website and in several newspapers. 

The updated SeniorLIfestyle site includes all of the Senior Moments we have used since April 2006. 

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Aging, General

 4 records found

Being a Senior Today by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   October 6, 2019)
Chagning definitions and experience…
Topics: Change History Lifestyle, General Trends

Geeks by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   March 22, 2009)
When I think of geeks today, I think of computer experts. But years ago…
Topics: History Language, Meaning Science & Technology

Remember When...? by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   January 4, 2009)
My father filled our 1937 Nash Lafayette with gas on the outskirts of Chicago, ten gallons for $1.00. Imagine…
Topics: History Memories

Ancient Senior Moments by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   November 25, 2007)
Sometimes we think Senior Moments are a modern phenomena. Hardly. Let';s take a look at some senior moments that go way back in time…
Topics: Bible History

Arts & Entertainment

 10 records found

On the Street Where We Lived by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   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

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

101 World's Greatest Books by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   September 18, 2016)
Making lists is nothing new…
Topics: Arts & Entertainment Communication History Writing

Two Views of My World by Howard Whitaker

(My World   December 19, 2015)
Two contrasting photo essay videos introduce Howard Whitaker to SeniorLifestyle : "The Fall and Rise of Fall" and "Elegy for the Iron Horse"…
Topics: History Music Nature Photography Transportation

AD TV Series: The Bible Continues . . . in Prime Time by Rusty Wright

(Faith   April 4, 2015)
Hollywood's Bible Power Couple is back—with a flourish…
Topics: Beliefs Bible Christian Life Discipleship History

There are 5 more items for this category and the History topic...See the whole list


 1 record found

Learning from others takes finding common ground by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Travel   August 17, 2016)
Lessons from a trip to Greece…
Topics: Communication History Learning Relationships Religion Travel


 2 records found

The Day a City Shook by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   October 19, 2014)
Recalling the Loma Prieta earthquake&helliip;
Topics: History

Attempting to Tally the Sum and Substance of 9-11 by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   September 10, 2006)
A set of numbers that still doesn't add up five years later…
Topics: Current Events, News History Patriotism Terrorism


 5 records found

Graduations by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   May 14, 2017)
In the season of graduations, thoughts about my own…
Topics: Education History Learning Memories

Excessive Debt? by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   April 16, 2017)
At times I marvel at the debt accrued by so many students…
Topics: Change Education Financial History Memories Trends

Judge Judy and the Supremes by Stu Johnson

(Learn   February 1, 2016)
Some people think she is a Supreme Court justice…
Topics: Government History Knowledge

An Eighth Grade Exam from 1895 by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   July 6, 2014)
How many of us could have passed this exam?…
Topics: History Knowledge

Exam Time by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   March 18, 2007)
Check this out. How many of us could have passed the 8th grade in 1895? This is the eighth-grade final exam from 1895 in Salina, Kansas, USA.
Topics: Education History

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 10 records found

OT vs NT by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   February 24, 2019)
A quick look at the Good Book…
Topics: Bible God History Jesus Religion

A Mighty Fortress was His God by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   October 29, 2017)
Remembering the legacy of Martin Luther 500 years later…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Faith History Religion

Reformation Day or Restoration Day? by James N. Watkins

(Faith   October 29, 2017)
Finding common ground after 500 years…
Topics: Beliefs History Religion

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

Ancient Times by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   July 2, 2017)
Reminders of the roots of modern Christianity…
Topics: Change Faith History Religion

There are 5 more items for this category and the History topic...See the whole list


 1 record found

Hidden But Revealed by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   December 9, 2012)
Recently a friend sent an email with a list of taxes that were non-existent 100 years ago…
Topics: History Taxes


 10 records found

A Toast to the Promised Land by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   August 24, 2019)
Celebrating the land of Israel…
Topics: Faith History Inspiration Travel Tribute, Testimony

From Womb to Tomb by James N. Watkins

(My World   January 18, 2019)
All lives matter, all the time…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Faith Health Care History Relationships Social Issues Social Movements

I Remember When by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   July 22, 2018)
I got a nickel a week allowance…and other things found only in memories…
Topics: History Memories

Food, Glorious Food! by Stu Johnson

(My World   January 30, 2018)
Memories and reflections on one of God's gifts to us…
Topics: Cooking Food & Nuitrition History Lifestyle, General Memories

Cultural Changes by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   April 2, 2017)
Since I was born in 1927, there have been a few changes in our culture…
Topics: Change History Memories

There are 5 more items for this category and the History topic...See the whole list

Government & Politics

 11 records found

Constitution Day and the Census Submitted by Stu Johnson

(My World   September 17, 2019)
It was Hamilton versus Jefferson from the very beginning…
Topics: Demographics Government History Policy, Policy Formation Politics

Driven Apart or Drawn Together? by Stu Johnson

(My World   November 21, 2018)
Reflections on the state of the nation at the mid-term elections…
Topics: Attitudes Civility Demographics Diversity & Pluralism Faith Government History Media Politics Social Media Technology Trends Trust Voting & Elections

My Constitution? by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   September 17, 2017)
Today is Constitution Day in the U.S., a good time to reflect on this venerable document…
Topics: Freedom Government History

Make the Presidency Great Again! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

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

Inauguration Day Ponderings by Greg Asimakoupoulos

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

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

Health & Wellness

 2 records found

Doctors and Others by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   January 13, 2019)
Looking at the trends…
Topics: Health Care History Predictions & Forecasts Trends

Big, Bad Wolves by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   August 5, 2007)
How the top ten causes of death have changed over the last century…
Topics: Demographics Health Care History Statistics


 37 records found

Washington, D.C. 1814 by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   August 24, 2019)
The importance of history…
Topics: History Learning

One Small Step by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   July 20, 2019)
Contemplating the historic Apollo 11 mission to the moon…
Topics: God History Hopes & Dreams Science & Technology

The Beaches of Normandy by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 6, 2019)
D-Day is more than just A DAY…
Topics: History Tribute, Testimony Veterans War

Ancient Warnings by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   March 10, 2019)
Words that still ring true…
Topics: Bible History Predictions & Forecasts

Checking Out the Green Book by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   January 26, 2019)
The book that inspired a movie (eighty years later)…
Topics: History Media Minorities Movies Relationships Social Issues Social Movements

There are 32 more items for this category and the History topic...See the whole list


 28 records found

A Wall that Unites Our Nation by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   May 31, 2019)
With somber gratitude for the Vietnam Memorial…
Topics: History Holidays Love Memorial Day Service Tribute, Testimony War

Our Country Needs a King by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   January 19, 2019)
Longing for Martin Luther King's influence…
Topics: History Holidays Hopes & Dreams Inspiration Leadership Social Movements

A New Year's Eve Remembrance by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   January 1, 2019)
Toasting friends and loved ones who have died…
Topics: History Holidays Holiday Season Memories New Year's News Tribute, Testimony

Hope in a Hand Basket by James N. Watkins

(My World   December 29, 2018)
Lessons from Christmas for the New Year…
Topics: Christmas Future History Holidays Holiday Season Hopes & Dreams New Year's News

A Near Silent Night by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   December 24, 2018)
The bicentennial of the world's most beloved carol…
Topics: Christmas History Holidays Holiday Season Music

There are 23 more items for this category and the History topic...See the whole list


 1 record found

Earth's Oldest Car Teaches Great Lesson by Bill Nichols

(Faith   February 27, 2016)
Big ventures start with seemingly insignificant small steps…
Topics: Christian Life Faith History Inspiration


 2 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

KICY: A Dream come true by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   April 18, 2010)
They're celebrating in Nome this weekend!
Topics: History Media

News & Current Events

 22 records found

A Patriot Day Prayer by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   September 11, 2019)
Praying to Father God for Mother Liberty…
Topics: History Prayer Terrorism Tragedy Tribute, Testimony Unity, Unified

Remembering 9/11 by James N. Watkins

(My World   September 11, 2019)
A collection of thoughts on this day of remembrance…
Topics: Contemplation, Insight History Loss & Grieving Memories Terrorism Tragedy Tribute, Testimony

Oh Say Can You See? by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   April 20, 2019)
The cross still stands amid Notre Dame's ruins…
Topics: Faith History Inspiration News Religion Symbols & Icons Tragedy

Prejudice Reimagined by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   March 24, 2019)
Considering the immigration debate…
Topics: Demographics History Hopes & Dreams News Relationships Social Issues Social Movements

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

There are 17 more items for this category and the History topic...See the whole list


 3 records found

Digging Around the Family Tree by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   May 27, 2012)
Instructions for caretakers…
Topics: Family History Memories

A Mother's Love by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   May 6, 2012)
Lessons from a postcard delivered fifty-five years late…
Topics: Current Events, News History Love Parenting, Parents

Family Trees by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   March 6, 2009)
Let me introduce you to Wally. He can go back generations to his great grandparents on both sides…
Topics: Family History

Sports & Recreation

 5 records found

A Series to Remember by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   October 29, 2016)
Cubs fans are living their dream…
Topics: Baseball Current Events, News History Sports

The Game Nobody Saw by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   May 3, 2015)
Oh, say you can't see…
Topics: Baseball History

The Toughest Loss of All by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   December 5, 2010)
Remembering the Old Cub…
Topics: Baseball History Memories Sports

The Dogs of Winter by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   March 1, 2009)
Celebrating the legacy of the Iditarod sled dog race…
Topics: History Sports Weather

The Pride of the Yankees is No More by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   September 24, 2008)
No storybook ending for a storied stadium…
Topics: Baseball History Sports


 2 records found

The Best is Yet to Be by Greg Asimakoupoulos

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

The New King: Technology by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   March 2, 2008)
Times change. We talk of moving from the manufacturing stage to the age of information with a few points between…
Topics: Change History Science & Technology Trends

Theater and Movies

 1 record found

Return to the Hiding Place by Rusty Wright

(Arts & Entertainment   May 24, 2015)
World War II drama about Christian students hiding Jews from Nazis
Topics: Faith History War


 1 record found

With Praise for Our National Parks by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   May 21, 2016)
Celebrating the National Park Service Centennial…
Topics: History Leisure Nature Travel