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Rhymes and Reasons
Poetic commentary on current events.
by Greg Asimakoupoulos
Published every Friday.
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Radio Delilah Rocks America to Sleep
How a woman of faith redeems a notorious name
May 12, 2006
Turmoil by the Barrelful
Why the rising cost of crude is anything but a barrel of fun
May 5, 2006
Jose, Can't You See?
New lyrics to our national anthem (in English)
May 2, 2006
Praying with Mother Liberty
Approaching the National Day of Prayer poetically
April 28, 2006
A Cruise Out of Control
Why the Love Boat's newest berth is a controversial cabin.
April 21, 2006
Don't Let the Grinch Steal Easter
Resisting the lie that says Easter's a hoax.
April 14, 2006
Sleepless in Seattle
Why more and more snorers need surgery
April 7, 2006
Opening Day is a Day for New Beginnings
Closing the closet door on baseball's skeletons
April 4, 2006
Diagnosis: March Madness
A routine check-up for hoop-crazed dads
March 31, 2006
A Wanna-Be Hoopster
Challenging lessons from an autistic high school athlete
March 24, 2006
It's That Time of Year
Looking at March Madness through the eyes of John Wooden
March 16, 2006
The Ultimate Awards Ceremony
Why Academy recognition pales in comparison
March 9, 2006
A Lasting Lesson from Torino
Remembering what one snowboarder is trying to forget
March 2, 2006
Barney of Mayberry
Taking time to cry for one who made us laugh
February 26, 2006
Gas-aholics Anonymous
Acknowledging our dependence is the first of many steps
February 23, 2006
The Price Tag of Olympic Glory
A reminder of what it takes to succeed in life
February 16, 2006
Not Your Ordinary Day
What's really at the heart of St. Valentine's Day
February 10, 2006
Worshiping the Pigskin God
Exploring the spirituality of Super Bowl Sunday
February 2, 2006
Remembering a Valiant Queen
A eulogy to Coretta Scott King
January 31, 2006
St. Arbucks is a Sacred Place
America's favorite coffee spot offers a religious experience
January 26, 2006
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Author Bio:  Greg Asimakoupoulos
Greg Asimakoupoulos has been called America's pastor/poet laureate. He is the author of Sunday Rhymes and Reasons, the latest book published by The Partial Observer. This much-anticipated release is a collection of his most popular inspirational poetry and features many of Greg's Rhymes and Reasons weekly columns on the P O website. A prolific writer, he has ten other books to his credit and has written more than three hundred magazine articles. In 2000 Greg began writing weekly poetic commentaries to help pastors reference current events in their church communications. His Sunday Soundbytes gave way to Rhymes and Reasons in 2003. "I view my weekly poems for The Partial Observer as political cartoons comprised of word pictures," Greg admits. "I intentionally incorporate hyperbole into my word-play in order to provoke discussion or to make a point. I am a poetical commentator."

Greg Asimakoupoulos (pronounced AWESOME-ah-COPE-ah-less) is an ordained minister, freelance writer and newspaper columnist. He and his wife, Wendy, have three daughters and live on Mercer Island, Washington.

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