DPR Guest Essays

Essays as heard on Delmarva Public Radio

Essay: What's in a Color

May 5, 2017
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Kermit the Frog is Green. So, what's in a color?  Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill ponders that question.

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Technology is swiftly changing our lives - both at work and at home. And sometimes, writes Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill, they have unintended  consequences.

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We take for grant the grass that grows around us. And, Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill writes that all it requires is a space of its own.

Essay: The Longing

Mar 24, 2017
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We immerse ourselves in the material needs of the day. But, Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill asks what about the needs of the soul -- that sense of yearning.

Essay: Get a Listen

Feb 24, 2017
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To be listened to. That's what most counts. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill writes that it doesn't matter whether it's by a priest, a psychologist or God.  We all need to be listened to.

Essay: Silence is Golden

Feb 10, 2017

In the busy world of the here and now, the eyes are distracted by the hum of everyday life. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill writes that we should seek at least a moment of silence.

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We depend upon our ability to see almost to the exclusion of the rest of our senses. But, what happens if you become sightless? And, Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill ponders what wisdom might flow from it.

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The changing role of men and women has caught the attention of Delmarva Public Radio essayist George Merrill as he ponders what it means for the modern day world.

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With the inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump the nation is still reeling from the sound and fury of the presidential campaign. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill writes that he has found solace in being.

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With our self-absorbed world of high tech devices we may have lost our sense of connection with the world around us. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill writes that we could take a lesson from the tree.

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