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.
The bombing of the Boston Marathon shook the nation even with its quick conclusion as two suspects were apprehended within five days of the explosions. Now, the nation begins the process of healing. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill reflects on where to look for comfort in these troubled times.
It's the lull of the month of February that catches the attention of Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merril, that time between the excitement of the holidays and the anticipated warmth of spring.
The New Year is here and it's time to carry out some resolutions. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill writes the simplest may just being aware.
ON THE CORNER
By George Merrill
I never make New Year’s resolutions. I don’t because they have a guaranteed shelf life of only two weeks. However I do make one resolution over and over again: to simply be more aware. Not easy but when I’m successful it takes me to a different place.
In the wake of the killing of 20 children and six adults including the principal at Newtown Elementary School by a gunman, Delmarva Public Radio's essayist George Merrill ponders the impact of this loss as we mark the holiday season.
As we enter our golden years, many of us find ourselves without partners to share out lives. In our final essay on aging, writer Nancy Marie Seaman recounts the trials and tribulations of living alone.
There are advantages and disadvantages to getting older. In our series on aging, author Diane Marquette says in her essay that perhaps the most important thing is to find someone who will make you laugh.
As we age, sometimes we lose abilities that once brought us pleasure. This essay in our series on aging finds Dennis Leventhal discovering a new way to enjoy an old pleasure. Essay read by Ed Stephens.
As we age, there is a tendency to hold onto youth or, at least, its illusion. In an essay by George Merrill for Delmarva Public Radio's series on aging, the writer asks what is the cost of that illusion.
There are moments in our lives, when the warmth of age sweeps over our days, changing us forever. In our series on aging, Tina Dayton-Ludwick reflects on the birth of her child at the age of 40 that gave new meaning to her life.
Even as the baby boom generation gets on in years, every once in a while they are reminded of their youth and the years that have passed. In our essays on aging local writer John Reisinger writes it was an old car that popped into view.