DPR Guest Essays http://delmarvapublicradio.net en Essay: The Act of Being There http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/essay-act-being-there <p>In helping others by one's mere presence may be enough. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill writes it takes just the simple act of being.</p><p></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:30:23 +0000 Don Rush 58000 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Essay: The Act of Being There Essay: In Praise of the Trash Man http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/essay-praise-trash-man <p>Most of us hardly even notice those who pick up our trash as we go about our daily lives. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill writes that there is much to value in them and their service to our community.</p><p></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:09:44 +0000 Don Rush 56381 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Essay: In Praise of the Trash Man Essay: Learning From the Tiniest Creatures http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/essay-learning-tiniest-creatures <p>It's time of year when the bugs come out. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill writes there a serious lessons to be learned from these tiniest of creatures.</p><p></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 14:43:55 +0000 Don Rush 55565 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Essay: Learning From the Tiniest Creatures Essay: Memorial Day Memories http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/essay-memorial-day-memories <p></p><p>This Memorial Day many veterans will take a moment to remember their fallen comrades as they break bread with family and friends. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill writes it is a time to remember all those we have lost in our lives.</p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 24 May 2014 13:56:07 +0000 Don Rush 54824 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Essay: Memorial Day Memories Essay: A Mother's Legacy Lives On http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/essay-mothers-legacy-lives <p>Flowers and candy will mark Mother's Day this weekend along with family and dinners. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill writes their impact lives on long after they are gone from our lives.</p><p></p> Fri, 09 May 2014 14:26:28 +0000 Don Rush 53948 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Essay: A Mother's Legacy Lives On Essay: Signs Along the Road http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/essay-signs-along-road <p>Driving along the back roads of Delmarva, one often notices local residents will give their home names, sometimes for geography or sometimes as a personal touch. Delmarva Public Radio's George Merrill reflects on such signs.</p><p></p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:58:37 +0000 Don Rush 53301 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Essay: Signs Along the Road Essay: Spring, A Time for Renewal http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/essay-spring-time-renewal <p>Spring is here and it is a time for renewal. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill writes that sense of rebirth can be found in the very religious holidays that American observe.</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:20:15 +0000 Don Rush 52410 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Essay: Spring, A Time for Renewal Essay: Contemplation http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/essay-contemplation <p></p><p></p><p>Amidst the noise of the modern world be it cable television, social media or just commercialism, it can be hard to find a moment for silent contemplation. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill found it on a simple seashore.</p><p></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:32:44 +0000 Don Rush 51615 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Essay: Contemplation Essay: The Nose http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/essay-nose <p>As spring approaches we will be inundated with the smells of the outdoors. Delmarva Public Radio's essayist George Merrill ponders such wonders, but thinks the skunk may be underrated.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 16:20:48 +0000 Don Rush 50823 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Essay: The Nose Essay: Fashion Is For Humans http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/essay-fashion-humans <p>With the winter beginning to subside, unlike animals people begin to shed their outer garments. And, thus fashion was born. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill ponders that word.</p><p></p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 18:10:31 +0000 Don Rush 50292 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Essay: Fashion Is For Humans Essay: The Value of Valentine's Day http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/essay-value-valentines-day <p>Delmarva Public Radio's Essayist George Merrill writes that Valentine's Day celebrates loved ones.</p><p></p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 13:02:48 +0000 Don Rush 49659 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Essay: The Value of Valentine's Day Essay: Reflections on Pearl Harbor (Repost 12-7-13) http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/essay-reflections-pearl-harbor-repost-12-7-13 <p>As the nation marks the anniversary of Pearl Harbor, Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill reflects on its meaning and its moment.</p><p></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 18:34:13 +0000 Don Rush 49618 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Essays: Antiques, A Reflection of the Past http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/essays-antiques-reflection-past <p>Antiques may simply be thought of as memories in a physical form. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill reflects on one such piece of the past.</p><p></p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 14:04:50 +0000 Don Rush 48551 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Essays: Antiques, A Reflection of the Past Essay: Martin Luther King Junior http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/essay-martin-luther-king-junior <p>As the nation marks the birthday of Martin Luther King Junior, Delmarva Public Radio Essayist Goerge Merrill considers that this civil rights leader may have saved the soul of a nation.</p><p></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:16:08 +0000 Don Rush 47835 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Essay: Martin Luther King Junior Essay: A New Year's Notion on Obituaries http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/essay-new-years-notion-obituaries <p>The New Year is hear and many began it with resolutions of a brighter future.&nbsp; For Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill it was time to take look at the obituaries.</p><p></p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 16:13:09 +0000 Don Rush 47230 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Essay: A New Year's Notion on Obituaries Essay: A Christmas Parable http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/essay-christmas-parable <p>The Christmas season finds shoppers packing the stores and scooping up the latest gadgets and novelties in the holiday spirit.&nbsp; Delmarva Public Radio essayist George Merrill marked the season with a Christmas parable about a more intangible meaning of the holiday.</p><p></p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 16:04:48 +0000 Don Rush 47229 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Essay: A Christmas Parable Essay: Thanksgiving in a World of Abundance http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/essay-thanksgiving-world-abundance <p>It is that time of year when families and loved ones sit down for that feast we call Thanksgiving. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill contemplates the meaning of this tradition in a time of abundance.</p><p></p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 18:31:16 +0000 Don Rush 45144 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Essay: Thanksgiving in a World of Abundance Essay: Reflections on the Oyster http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/essay-reflections-oyster <p>The Oyster. It has come to symbolize the Chesapeake Bay. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill reflects on its beauty and says, perhaps, we should treat it more kindly.</p><p></p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 17:22:16 +0000 Don Rush 44361 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Essay: Reflections on the Oyster Essay: Replacing Body Parts http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/essay-replacing-body-parts <p>With the latest technology many of us live much longer than our ancestors. However, as Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill writes, the latest medical gadgets can only get us so far.</p><p></p> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 13:29:33 +0000 Don Rush 43546 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Essay: Replacing Body Parts Essay: Reflections on Consumerism http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/essay-reflections-consumerism <p></p><p>As the glow of Columbus Day fades from memory, Delmarva Essayist George Merrill reflects on the culture of consumerism.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 17:38:57 +0000 Don Rush 42954 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Essay: Reflections on Consumerism Essay: With Light Brings Clarity http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/essay-light-brings-clarity <p>The light that shines through the windows of our lives often illuminates that which time has left behind. Delmarva Public Essayist George Merill.</p><p></p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:34:45 +0000 Don Rush 41935 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Essay: With Light Brings Clarity Essay: Time http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/essay-time <p>Time is a constant companion as we go through life. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill reflects on its journey.</p><p></p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 13:53:02 +0000 Don Rush 41222 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Essay: Time Essay: The Meaning of Labor http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/essay-meaning-labor <p>As American prepare to set for vacation spots this Labor Day weekend, Delmarva Essayist George Merrill reflects on the world of machines and labor.</p><p></p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 15:06:28 +0000 Don Rush 40318 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Essay: The Meaning of Labor Essay: The Sounds of Summer http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/essay-sounds-summer <p>We are often inundated by the sounds of our environment, often the noise&nbsp; of the artificial world we have made. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill reflects on those produced by nature.</p><p></p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 13:31:52 +0000 Don Rush 39662 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Essay: The Sounds of Summer Essay: People Who Change Our Lives http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/essay-people-who-change-our-lives <p>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.</p><p></p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 15:08:42 +0000 Don Rush 38761 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Essay: People Who Change Our Lives Essay: Letting Go http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/essay-letting-go <p>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.</p><p></p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 18:37:43 +0000 Don Rush 37999 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Essay: Letting Go Essay: A Show of Hands http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/essay-show-hands <p>As we walk down this path of life, Delmarva Public&nbsp; Radio Essayist George Merrill -- a longtime residents of St. Michaels -- says we should hold hands.</p><p></p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 15:26:23 +0000 Don Rush 36459 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Essay: A Show of Hands DPR CAPBA Award Winners http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/dpr-capba-award-winners <p></p><p>Delmarva Public Radio is happy to announce the following&nbsp; winners of this year's&nbsp; <a href="http://capba.org/">Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcaster's Association</a> Awards.</p><p><strong>Outstanding Editorial or Commentary</strong></p><p>George Merril, Hal Wilson, Nancy Marie Seaman, Diane Marquette, John Reisinger</p><p><a href="http://www.delmarvapublicradio.net/term/aging">The Golden Years</a></p><p></p><p><strong>Outstanding Specialty Reporting</strong></p><p>Kara Dahl Russell</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 16:03:54 +0000 Chris Ranck 35776 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net DPR CAPBA Award Winners Essay: What Would God Think? http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/essay-what-would-god-think <p>With the tornados striking Oklahoma and the recent bombing in&nbsp; Boston, Delmarva Essayist George Merrill ponders the question: "What would God think"&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 18:05:12 +0000 Don Rush 35648 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Essay: What Would God Think? Essay: Memorial Day Reflection http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/essay-memorial-day-reflection <p></p><p>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.</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 14:54:16 +0000 Don Rush 34765 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Essay: Memorial Day Reflection