DPR Guest Essays

Essays as heard on Delmarva Public Radio


A moment of true empathy passed by this last holiday season as former Vice President Joe Biden comforted Meghan McCain whose father Senator John McCain is suffering from brain cancer. Delmarva Public Radio Essaying George Merrill remarks on the tenderness in these rancorous times.

Essay: In From the Cold

Jan 12, 2018
creative commons

Winter has brought a cold chill to the region with many bundling up for the winter. As Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill gazed out on the cold landscape from the warmth of his home, he notes the material advantages that we take for granted.

creative commons

There is the hustle and bustle of modern life, when others may seem incidental to the tasks laid out before use in a our daily lives. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill writes we should slow down a bit and pay more attention to caring for others.

creative commons

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."

creative commons

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
creative commons

Delmarva Public Radio Essayist Goerge Merrill finds wonder in the observation of solitude.

Essay: Memory

Oct 30, 2017
creative commons

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.

Levis website

Levis. They're not just for work anymore. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill writes, indeed, they have become a fashion statement.

creative commons

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.


Getting help from others is a good thing writes Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill. Because, he adds, it breaks the damage of loneliness.