DPR Guest Essays

Essays as heard on Delmarva Public Radio

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Important people in the news often take our hold of our attention, but Delmarva Public Radio's essayist George Merrill writes it often those who go unnoticed who influence our lives.

Essay: Letting Go

Jul 19, 2013
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As we age, we lose things along the way, things that have been with us for years. However, Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill reflects, sometimes you just have to let go.

Essay: A Show of Hands

Jun 21, 2013
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As we walk down this path of life, Delmarva Public  Radio Essayist George Merrill -- a longtime residents of St. Michaels -- says we should hold hands.


With the tornados striking Oklahoma and the recent bombing in  Boston, Delmarva Essayist George Merrill ponders the question: "What would God think" 

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With the Memorial Day Weekend approaching, many will celebrate with family outings while others will pay tribute to those who have worn the uniform. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill reflects on the monuments we build to the wars that have taken so many.

Essay: Mother's Day

May 10, 2013
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Mother's Day is upon us. And amid the festivities Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill reminds us that this is a truly complicated and sometimes under appreciated role in life.

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The bombing of the Boston Marathon shook the nation even with its quick conclusion as two suspects were apprehended within five days of the explosions. Now, the nation begins the process of healing.  Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill reflects on where to look for comfort in these troubled times.

Essay: Rain Whispers

Apr 13, 2013

It is said the  April showers bring May flowers. But, Delmarva Public Radio essayist George Merrill writes, if you listen closely you can here the rain whispers.


As one ages, Delmarva Public Radio's Essayist George Merrill reflects that life can be looked at from afar like astronauts who gaze from their capsule at the contours of the blue marble called Earth.

In the age of the social media, Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill ponders the search for an honest man.