Author’s Note: “When our children were young, we would spend our summers on Virginia’s Eastern Shore — a much different world from our suburban Delaware existence. Of course, children grow up and away. That is the plan. Writing about this magical time together helps me feel closer to these far-away adults and reminds me to be grateful. Grateful for past adventures and future possibilities.”... [Continue Story]
Author’s Note: “In his late thirties, my youngest brother, a big guy who owned a bar in a southern college town, decided to study nursing. Eventually, he became a nurse practitioner in Cleveland, Ohio. He loved the work, especially with veterans and seniors. We were both crazy-busy with our careers and families and only checked in with one another for a birthday, on the fly between bringing our kids from one event to another, and then, the pandemic hit. He was, and is, on the medical front lines. Our phone calls changed from quick and superficial to something else. These calls made me think about what was essential in life. Sometimes little brothers are useful.” ... [Continue Story]
Author’s Note: “We can’t see dark energy or dark matter. We can’t see infrared, or ultraviolet light, yet we investigated and discovered they are real. What else exists beyond the limitations of our 5 ... [Continue Story]
George R. Merrill is the featured nonfiction writer in Volume 14 of Delmarva Review. He is an Episcopal Church priest and pastoral psychotherapist. Merrill is a writer, photographer, and former nonfiction editor of the Delmarva Review. He has authored two books on spirituality: Reflections: Psychological and Spiritual Images of the Heart and The Bay of the Mother of God: A Yankee Discovers the Chesapeake Bay. A native New Yorker, he provided counseling services in Hartford, Connecticut, and Baltimore before moving to Maryland’s Eastern Shore. His essays, some award winning, have appeared in regional magazines and are broadcast twice monthly on Delmarva Public Radio.
Delmarva Review's Fiction Editor and host of the radio show Delmarva Today, Hal Wilson, probes the meaning and purpose of the popular nonfiction personal essay form with George Merrill in the following Delmarva Today radio podcast.
Click below to tune in. This is a fascinating and timely discussion.