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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News & Current Events

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Bulletproof Backpacks and Back-to-School Fear by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 17, 2019)
What has become of our world?…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Current Events, News Education Fears, Concerns Parenting, Parents Social Issues Technology


Borderline Disaster by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 29, 2019)
Haunted by the heartache of the immigrant crisis…
Topics: Circumstances, Life Events Crime, Justice, Punishment Current Events, News Government Policy, Policy Formation Social Issues Social Movements Tragedy


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 Dad, a Mom, and an Infant Child by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 12, 2015)
A contrast in scenarios…
Topics: Christmas Current Events, News God Religion Terrorism Tragedy


The Exodus Revisited by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 19, 2015)
A prayer for the refugees…
Topics: Crisis Current Events, News Prayer Relief Work


A Prayer for Oklahoma by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   May 26, 2013)
Interceding for tornada victims…
Topics: Current Events, News Prayer Weather

Slaughter of the Innocents (revisited) by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 16, 2012)
Wrestling with the tragedy in Connectictu…
Topics: Coping Current Events, News Dying and Death Tragedy

The Greatest War by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 18, 2012)
A general rule for battling lust…
Topics: Current Events, News Faith Family Personal Issues Scandal

She Still Stands! by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 4, 2012)
Lady Liberty symbolizes America's strength…
Topics: Current Events, News Freedom Weather

I Pledge Allegiance by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 16, 2012)
Gabby Gifford demonstrates that for which we stand…
Topics: Courage Crime, Justice, Punishment Current Events, News Patriotism Tragedy

What's the Beef? by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 5, 2012)
Why the Chick-fil-A boycott is foul!…
Topics: Business Current Events, News Social Issues

It's Time to Heed the Headlines by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 18, 2012)
A plea to gun-toting parents…
Topics: Current Events, News Tragedy

Avoiding a Shipwrecked Faith by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 22, 2012)
Spiritual lessons from a capsized cruise ship…
Topics: Current Events, News Faith Tragedy

Seattle's Long Awaited Facelift by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 30, 2011)
The historic Alaskan Way viaduct is a memory…
Topics: Current Events, News History

An Impervious Fortress Called "Fort Knox" by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 9, 2011)
Amanda's loyal family celebrates her release…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Current Events, News

The Hostages are Home by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 25, 2011)
Lessons from Shane and Josh's release…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Current Events, News Faith

The Nightmare in Reno by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 25, 2011)
Tragedy at the Reno Air Show…
Topics: Current Events, News Tragedy

Courage Has a Face by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 11, 2011)
The Beamer Center at Wheaton College is a somber reminder of 9/11…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Courage Current Events, News History Tribute, Testimony

A Mickey Mouse Verdict by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   July 10, 2011)
Why Casey Anthony's acquittal seems like a visit to Fantasyland…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Current Events, News

Casey at the Bad by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 5, 2011)
Pondering the tragic death of a negligent mother's little girl…
Topics: Current Events, News Tragedy

Bin Laden's Ground Zero by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   May 2, 2011)
Good news out of Abbottabad…
Topics: Current Events, News Terrorism

Flying Solo is for the Birds by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   April 17, 2011)
Lessons for air-traffic controllers (and others)…
Topics: Current Events, News Risk Work

Why is Dallas Green so Blue? by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 23, 2011)
Reflections on a 9 year-old's tragic murder…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Current Events, News Tragedy

Time's Man, Facebook's Face by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 19, 2010)
A poetic profile of Mark Zuckerberg…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Computers (and other Digital devices) Current Events, News Science & Technology Social Media Tribute, Testimony

Joy to Her World! by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 12, 2010)
A posthumous Christmas wish for Elizabeth Edwards…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Current Events, News Disease Tribute, Testimony

Dead in the Winter by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 4, 2010)
A nightmare at sea…
Topics: Current Events, News Disaster Prayer

A Day of Resurrection by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 17, 2010)
A month of men (plus two) sing Easter praise…
Topics: Current Events, News Disaster Gratitute

When Hope Collapses Around You by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 17, 2010)
A call to look up with faith…
Topics: Current Events, News Disaster Faith

Mosque Feelings Can't Be Masked by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 12, 2010)
Coming to terms with an emotional issue…
Topics: Current Events, News Religion

Don't Burn the Koran! Read It! by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 12, 2010)
A case for building bridges (not blowing them up)…
Topics: Current Events, News Knowledge Religion

Sal Manila and His Thugs by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 29, 2010)
Why McMuffin's crying "fowl!"…
Topics: Current Events, News Disease Safety

Our Troops are Headed Home by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 22, 2010)
It's a cause for somber celebration…
Topics: Current Events, News Veterans War

Going Postal on a Plane by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 15, 2010)
Jet Blue's red-faced ex-employee…
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A Requiem to the Murdered Aid Workers in Afghanistan by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 15, 2010)
Compassion was their only crime…
Topics: Compassion Crime, Justice, Punishment Current Events, News Tribute, Testimony

The Missing Kid with Missing Teeth by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 1, 2010)
Searching for Kyron (and answers)…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Current Events, News Family Prayer

BP's Svanberg Lays an Egg by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 20, 2010)
Small people? How about all people?...
Topics: Communication Current Events, News

A Lone Survivor by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   May 16, 2010)
So what about the kid who survived the plane crash?…
Topics: Current Events, News Faith

Will a Prius Win at Indy? by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 14, 2010)
Toyota's problems are really accelerating…
Topics: Current Events, News Safety Trouble

No Catcher in the Rye by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 31, 2010)
Thoughts on J. D. Salinger's death, our own and journaling…
Topics: Personal Stories (Biography/Autobiography) Books Current Events, News Writing

Hard Knocks for Amanda by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   December 6, 2009)
Waiting for the door of justice to open…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Current Events, News

Crying for Shaniya by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 22, 2009)
Grieving the death of a 5 year-old sex slave…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Current Events, News Tragedy

I Am But One, But I Am One by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   November 22, 2009)
Individuals can slow the speed of human trafficking…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Current Events, News Ethics & Morality Tragedy

The Truth about a Lying Dad by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   October 25, 2009)
The Balloon Boy hoax was a lot of hot air…
Topics: Current Events, News Lies, Deception, Scams

The Missing Has Been Found by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   September 6, 2009)
An eighteen-year mystery has been solved…
Topics: Current Events, News Family Prayer

Mr. Gates, Help Me Open Windows by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   August 2, 2009)
Exposing the real crime in Cambridge (and elsewhere)…
Topics: Communication Current Events, News Political Correctness

Lost by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 7, 2009)
Thoughts about Air France Flight 447…
Topics: Current Events, News Tragedy

A Father's Relentless Pursuit by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   June 7, 2009)
Why David Goldman won't quit fighting for his son…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Current Events, News

And It Didn't Come to Pass by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   May 31, 2009)
Attempting to digest North Korea's nuclear tests…
Topics: Current Events, News

The Worm of the Big Apple by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 22, 2009)
Lessons from Bernie Madoff's lust for more…
Topics: Crime, Justice, Punishment Current Events, News Ethics & Morality Financial

Winter's Gone, but Spring is Coming by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   March 15, 2009)
Why's answers to a senseless tragedy in Maryville…
Topics: Comfort & Consolation Current Events, News Tragedy

The Plane Truth about Being Prepared by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 25, 2009)
A lesson we can all retrieve from that Hudson River miracle…
Topics: Current Events, News Inspiration

The Real Levi Johnston Revealed by Greg Asimakoupoulos


(Rhymes & Reasons   January 3, 2009)
Exposing the naked truth about porn…
Topics: Current Events, News Ethics & Morality Personal Issues