DPR Guest Essays

Essays as heard on Delmarva Public Radio

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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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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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