DPR Guest Essays

Essays as heard on Delmarva Public Radio

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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As the country adjusts to the election of Donald Trump to the presidency, those who supported his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton search or answers and solace. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill pondered this quest.

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We often pass each other with superficial greetings with a nod or a smile. Or just simply with hello. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill ponders whether we ever get beyond these simple gestures.

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How much time do we really have in life. And how much do we want to spend to extend it. Delmarva Public Radio Essayist George Merrill pondered this question one day with the crow of a rooster.

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