DPR Guest Essays

Essays as heard on Delmarva Public Radio

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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As the nation comes to grips with the violence that erupted in Charlottesville and the President's response, Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill suggests it's time for reflection.

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We go through many doors in life, both physical and mental. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill recalls one door that made him ponder the many he has opened.

Essay: All A Twitter

Jul 21, 2017
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There was a time when a tweet was a sweet sound instead of 140 characters. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill yearns for the quiet moments of those bygone days.

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What is revealed by art? Perhaps, writes Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill, it is being in the moment.

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