DPR Guest Essays

Essays as heard on Delmarva Public Radio

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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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