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

 1 record found

Surviving or Thriving? by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   August 20, 2017)
It's not just money…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Family Friends & Neighbnors Hopes & Dreams Learning Lifestyle, General Optimal Aging Relationships Values


 1 record found

Hope Refuses to be Buried by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   January 24, 2010)
What is missing from Haiti's landfills?
Topics: Faith Hopes & Dreams Tragedy


 7 records found

Oh, the Places You Will Go by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 9, 2018)
A poem for high school graduates (with apologies to D. Seuss)…
Topics: Circumstances, Life Events Education Future Hopes & Dreams

May Day by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   May 4, 2014)
The month of graduations and anticipation…
Topics: Hopes & Dreams Opportunity Work

Diploma vs. Passport by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   April 13, 2014)
I often admonished my students to consider their diploma as if it were a passport…
Topics: Hopes & Dreams Opportunity

Reach for the Stars by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 10, 2012)
A baccalaureate hymn…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Education Hopes & Dreams Opportunity

A Step of Faith by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 13, 2010)
A college graduate's aspiration…
Topics: Education Hopes & Dreams Inspiration Opportunity Prayer

I Guess I Must Have Blinked by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   June 14, 2009)
Thoughts following a high school graduation…
Topics: Education Hopes & Dreams Parenting, Parents

Graduation by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   May 24, 2009)
My senior moment came when I thought of my own high school graduation…
Topics: Education Hopes & Dreams Memories

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

 9 records found

Can We Really Do 'Everything'? by James N. Watkins

(Faith   September 7, 2019)
Understanding the biblical claim…
Topics: Bible Christian Life Faith Hopes & Dreams

Run the Race Movie by Rusty Wright

(Arts & Entertainment   February 18, 2019)
Dreams, despair, romance, redemption…
Topics: Faith Football (American) Grace Hopes & Dreams Inspiration Movies Relationships Sports

Have a God-Directed New Year by James N. Watkins

(My World   January 5, 2019)
Fill your new year with hope and humor…
Topics: Advice, Guidance & Mentoring Faith Future Grace Holidays Holiday Season Hopes & Dreams New Year's Predictions & Forecasts

My Life as a Human Tetherball by James N. Watkins

(My World   November 14, 2018)
Finding safety and security even when life knocks you around…
Topics: Character, Integrity Circumstances, Life Events Faith God Hopes & Dreams Risk Safety

Bloom Where You're Planted by Stu Johnson

(Faith   February 6, 2018)
Letting God work in us through the circumstances of life…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Christian Life Faith God Hopes & Dreams Optimal Aging Planning Prayer Relationships Religion

There are 4 more items for this category and the Hopes & Dreams topic...See the whole list


 1 record found

Selective Advertising by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   November 4, 2018)
What our houses say about us…
Topics: Advertising Demographics Financial Hopes & Dreams Housing Trends


 4 records found

Dreams and Nightmares by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   September 30, 2018)
A dream puts education in perspective…
Topics: Education Hopes & Dreams

La La Land is More Than a Movie by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   March 4, 2017)
Hollywood seduces young dreamers with nightmares…
Topics: Choices and Decision Making Hopes & Dreams Popular Culture

Dreams: A Poem by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   November 10, 2013)
There are dreams, visions, nightmares, hallucinations, pipedreams, daydreams…
Topics: Hopes & Dreams

Baby Talk by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   May 11, 2008)
Candid questions for a newborn…
Topics: Hopes & Dreams

Government & Politics

 1 record found

What If You Were President? by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   October 2, 2016)
Consider the possibilities…if you would you even want the job…
Topics: Government Hopes & Dreams Politics

Health & Wellness

 2 records found

Never Lose Hope Dealing with Fears and Anxieties by Stanley Popovich

(Health & Wellness   June 19, 2016)
You never know when the answers will come to your doorstep…
Topics: Coping Depresson Fears, Concerns Hopes & Dreams Wellness

Amazing Breakthroughs by Bill Nichols

(Faith   January 6, 2016)
Medical breakthroughs in 2015 give us reason to think about becoming 'instruments of breakthrough' in 2016…
Topics: Achievements Faith Health Care Hopes & Dreams Inspiration News Opportunity


 2 records found

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

Happy Birthday, Israel by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   May 19, 2018)
Celebrating the 70th anniversary of modern Israel's birth…
Topics: Current Events, News History Hopes & Dreams News Predictions & Forecasts Religion


 18 records found

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

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 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

A New Years Prayer for 2018 by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   January 6, 2018)
Asking God for divine help as we begin a new year…
Topics: Faith God Holiday Season Hopes & Dreams New Year's Prayer

An Advent Prayer by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   December 17, 2016)
New lyrics to an ancient Advent hymn…
Topics: Christmas Holidays Holiday Season Hopes & Dreams Jesus Prayer

There are 13 more items for this category and the Hopes & Dreams topic...See the whole list


 1 record found

Ringing in the New Year by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   January 7, 2017)
The Salvation Army bells make music all year long…
Topics: Charity Compassion Faith Hopes & Dreams Inspiration Social Services

Life Events

 2 records found

Luck and Success by Stu Johnson

(Faith   April 4, 2018)
How would you descrbe your life journey?…
Topics: Attitudes Beliefs Choices and Decision Making Coping Faith Hopes & Dreams Optimal Aging

Decisions, Decisions by Stu Johnson

(Faith   February 22, 2018)
Making life choices…
Topics: Beliefs Choices and Decision Making Christian Life God Hopes & Dreams Learning Planning

News & Current Events

 4 records found

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

Keeping the Dream Alive by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   April 7, 2018)
Recalling Dr. King's death 50 years ago…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Crime, Justice, Punishment History Hopes & Dreams Loss & Grieving Minorities Social Movements Tribute, Testimony

Refugees by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   March 5, 2017)
Perspectives on a national of immigrants…
Topics: Current Events, News Freedom Hopes & Dreams Opportunity Social Issues Social Unrest, Division

A Stone of Hope by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   August 28, 2011)
Reflections on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
Topics: Hopes & Dreams Tribute, Testimony


 7 records found

The Word on Marriage by Stu Johnson

(Connections   April 6, 2018)
Describing a successful marriage in one word…
Topics: Beliefs Bible Character, Integrity Choices and Decision Making Faith Family Hopes & Dreams Inspiration Language, Meaning Optimal Aging Relationships

Three Generatons by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   January 14, 2018)
A soul-searching conversatoin…
Topics: Change Hopes & Dreams Innovation, Invention, Creativity Relationships Teaching Technology Trends

Family Squabbles, Part 2 by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   November 5, 2017)
Expectations and exploitation…
Topics: Character, Integrity Family Financial Hopes & Dreams Relationships

A Family Reunion Prayer by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   August 13, 2017)
Contemplating the beauty of our family tree…
Topics: Family Hopes & Dreams Prayer Relationships

The Fruit of Love by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   April 29, 2017)
A dedication hymn for my granddaughter
Topics: Faith Family Hopes & Dreams Love Relationships

My First Poem to My First Grandchild by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   January 14, 2017)
Dedicated to Imogen Isobel Anderson…
Topics: Faith Family Grace Grandchildren Hopes & Dreams

She Said "Yes!" by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 21, 2010)
So did I…
Topics: Family Hopes & Dreams Love Parenting, Parents


 1 record found

A Cozy Retirement by Dan Seagren

(Senior Moments   June 18, 2017)
Getting there requires an early start…
Topics: Hopes & Dreams Planning Retirement

Sports & Recreation

 3 records found

Speaking of the Winter Olympics by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   February 10, 2018)
A prayer for our athletes and our world…
Topics: Hopes & Dreams News Prayer Sports

A Season for Starting Over (Again) by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   April 8, 2017)
Why I love the start of baseball season…
Topics: Baseball Hopes & Dreams Memories Opportunity Sports

Cubs Win! Cubs Win! Cubs Win! by Greg Asimakoupoulos

(Rhymes & Reasons   November 5, 2016)
Spiritual lessons from my team's World Series victory…
Topics: Baseball Current Events, News Faith Hopes & Dreams Inspiration Sports