DPR Guest Essays

Essays as heard on Delmarva Public Radio

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We live in an impatient age. The website does not come up fast enough. The traffick never moves quickly enough. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill writes that may be it's time to slow down.

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Many people can feel as if they don't measure up. But Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill writes its important to know how your strengths fit in with those around you.

Essay: Small Wonders

Sep 7, 2018
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Children often display a delight as they explore the world around them. Delmarva Public Essayis George Merrill sat one afternoon to marvel at these small wonders.

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As the days dwindle down the moments become clear. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill writes such are the thoughts as he gazes at a flower in bloom.

Essay: Women, Men & Work

Aug 10, 2018
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Do men and woman socialize differently when it comes to working with each other? Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill ponder this question as he observed his spouse one day.

Essay: Getting Physical

Jul 27, 2018
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"Getting Physical" so the song goes. But what, asks Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill, is one to do if its that or eat less.

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Hair. It's a human obsession. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill writes while it may be an object of affectation many lose it all too soon.

Essay: Finding Peace

Jun 29, 2018
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Finding peace in our busy world can be difficult. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill writes one way is simply to "Let Go".

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Companionship is vital to human existence. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill writes that when two Lady Bugs entered his life he even cherished those without a voice.

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World War II as seen from the homefront seemed exciting for many children as they mapped the progress of the allies. And, there was none more spectacular than D-Day that marked the invasion of Normandy. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill recalls the wonder of those times as a boy. Only later, he adds, did he discover the horror of war.

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Often times we pass each other without notice. Our knowledge of our neighbors may be nothing more than a wave to them in the morning. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill ponders just who is our neighbor.

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Every day we are hit with bad news. Perhaps, it is the nature of the business. But Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill writes we should look for some good news to find not only kindness but hope.

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Where does creativity come from? How essential is it to the human experience? Delmarva Public Radio's Essayist George Merrill writes it is perhaps the essence of our existence.

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Observing some tall Sycamore trees, Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill ponders their hidden connectiveness beneath the surface.

Essay: The Ghost Crab

Mar 23, 2018
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Communing with nature. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill sat pondering the comings and goings of the ghost crab.

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The recent school shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 dead has spurred the state to impose new restrictions on gun sales as well as beef up school security. But the National Rifle Association has filed a lawsuit to halt the enactment of the new laws. All of this has led Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill to ponder the power of the NRA.

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Is God angry? Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill writes too many have been saying so. But, Merrill writes, we should give God a break.

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Nature can teach us many things. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill writes it's the wild things that teach us to hang on.

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A moment of true empathy passed by this last holiday season as former Vice President Joe Biden comforted Meghan McCain whose father Senator John McCain is suffering from brain cancer. Delmarva Public Radio Essaying George Merrill remarks on the tenderness in these rancorous times.

Essay: In From the Cold

Jan 12, 2018
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Winter has brought a cold chill to the region with many bundling up for the winter. As Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill gazed out on the cold landscape from the warmth of his home, he notes the material advantages that we take for granted.

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There is the hustle and bustle of modern life, when others may seem incidental to the tasks laid out before use in a our daily lives. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill writes we should slow down a bit and pay more attention to caring for others.

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Often people are seen gripping their smartphones while strolling down the street or perhaps engaged in the devices while among friends. Delmarva Public Radio's Essayist George Merrill believes we have fallen victim to "The Body Snatchers."

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Consumerism often blocks out the higher purpose in life. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill writes that he see some light amidst the clutter of this materialism.

Essay: Awareness of Being

Nov 10, 2017
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Delmarva Public Radio Essayist Goerge Merrill finds wonder in the observation of solitude.

Essay: Memory

Oct 30, 2017
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Memory can be fleeting or remain fixed in one's mind. Delmarva Public Essayist George Merrill ponders why the trivial and the dramatic seem to stay with you.

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Levis. They're not just for work anymore. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill writes, indeed, they have become a fashion statement.

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Solitude can be a time of contemplation and even connectiveness. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill found a solitary encounter with deer in the quiet of a long walk.

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Getting help from others is a good thing writes Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill. Because, he adds, it breaks the damage of loneliness.

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Imagination is something that flourishes during childhood but may be lost as we surround ourselves with the techno-gadgets. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill ponders the wonders of a child's imagination.

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The inchworm caught the eye Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill who writes it could be a metaphor for his own life -- always catching up with himself, after getting ahead of himself.

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