DPR Guest Essays

Essays as heard on Delmarva Public Radio

Essay: Don't Carp!

Aug 15, 2014
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It's easy to be judgmental in this age of social media. However, Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill writes carping is just not what it's cracked up to be.

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There is much to be learned from animals writes Delmarva Public Radio's George Merrill including the art of play.

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In helping others by one's mere presence may be enough. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill writes it takes just the simple act of being.

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Most of us hardly even notice those who pick up our trash as we go about our daily lives. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill writes that there is much to value in them and their service to our community.

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It's time of year when the bugs come out. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill writes there a serious lessons to be learned from these tiniest of creatures.

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This Memorial Day many veterans will take a moment to remember their fallen comrades as they break bread with family and friends. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill writes it is a time to remember all those we have lost in our lives.

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Flowers and candy will mark Mother's Day this weekend along with family and dinners. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill writes their impact lives on long after they are gone from our lives.

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Driving along the back roads of Delmarva, one often notices local residents will give their home names, sometimes for geography or sometimes as a personal touch. Delmarva Public Radio's George Merrill reflects on such signs.

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Spring is here and it is a time for renewal. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill writes that sense of rebirth can be found in the very religious holidays that American observe.

Essay: Contemplation

Mar 28, 2014
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Amidst the noise of the modern world be it cable television, social media or just commercialism, it can be hard to find a moment for silent contemplation. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill found it on a simple seashore.

Essay: The Nose

Mar 14, 2014
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As spring approaches we will be inundated with the smells of the outdoors. Delmarva Public Radio's essayist George Merrill ponders such wonders, but thinks the skunk may be underrated.

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With the winter beginning to subside, unlike animals people begin to shed their outer garments. And, thus fashion was born. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill ponders that word.

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Delmarva Public Radio's Essayist George Merrill writes that Valentine's Day celebrates loved ones.

As the nation marks the anniversary of Pearl Harbor, Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill reflects on its meaning and its moment.

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Antiques may simply be thought of as memories in a physical form. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill reflects on one such piece of the past.

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As the nation marks the birthday of Martin Luther King Junior, Delmarva Public Radio Essayist Goerge Merrill considers that this civil rights leader may have saved the soul of a nation.

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The New Year is hear and many began it with resolutions of a brighter future.  For Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill it was time to take look at the obituaries.

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The Christmas season finds shoppers packing the stores and scooping up the latest gadgets and novelties in the holiday spirit.  Delmarva Public Radio essayist George Merrill marked the season with a Christmas parable about a more intangible meaning of the holiday.

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It is that time of year when families and loved ones sit down for that feast we call Thanksgiving. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill contemplates the meaning of this tradition in a time of abundance.

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The Oyster. It has come to symbolize the Chesapeake Bay. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill reflects on its beauty and says, perhaps, we should treat it more kindly.

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With the latest technology many of us live much longer than our ancestors. However, as Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill writes, the latest medical gadgets can only get us so far.

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As the glow of Columbus Day fades from memory, Delmarva Essayist George Merrill reflects on the culture of consumerism.

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The light that shines through the windows of our lives often illuminates that which time has left behind. Delmarva Public Essayist George Merill.

Essay: Time

Sep 16, 2013
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Time is a constant companion as we go through life. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill reflects on its journey.

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As American prepare to set for vacation spots this Labor Day weekend, Delmarva Essayist George Merrill reflects on the world of machines and labor.

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We are often inundated by the sounds of our environment, often the noise  of the artificial world we have made. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill reflects on those produced by nature.

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Important people in the news often take our hold of our attention, but Delmarva Public Radio's essayist George Merrill writes it often those who go unnoticed who influence our lives.

Essay: Letting Go

Jul 19, 2013
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As we age, we lose things along the way, things that have been with us for years. However, Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill reflects, sometimes you just have to let go.

Essay: A Show of Hands

Jun 21, 2013
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As we walk down this path of life, Delmarva Public  Radio Essayist George Merrill -- a longtime residents of St. Michaels -- says we should hold hands.

DPR CAPBA Award Winners

Jun 10, 2013

Delmarva Public Radio is happy to announce the following  winners of this year's  Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcaster's Association Awards.

Outstanding Editorial or Commentary

George Merril, Hal Wilson, Nancy Marie Seaman, Diane Marquette, John Reisinger

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Outstanding Specialty Reporting

Kara Dahl Russell

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