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    • An Acorn No More 

      Byrne, Bill (Oakland University, 2011-01-01)
      Why, after reading and grading countless college and high school composition papers lo these many semesters, would I become a “reader” for the College Board Advance Placement (AP) English Language and Composition exam?
    • A Bridge Too Far 

      Byrne, Bill (Oakland University, 2016-01-01)
      High school senior narrates his experience of arranging and supervising his English class at a play in New York.
    • Brushes and Rushes 

      Byrne, Bill (Oakland University, 2009-01-01)
      My wife reminds me, whenever I mention my brushes with the famous, that I am “star struck.” It’s her way of keeping me from making too much of myself or parlaying my brief encounters, my space and timeshare with some ...
    • The Chronicles of Seminarnia 

      Byrne, Bill (Oakland University, 2008-10-01)
      A humorous essay on the subject of seminars.
    • How to Tawk Noo Yawk 

      Byrne, Bill (Oakland University, 2009-10-01)
      Humorous reflections on regional accents in the United States.
    • Imported Instructions, or, “The Almighty Switch” 

      Byrne, Bill (Oakland University, 2005-10-01)
      Unintentional humor in product manuals created in countries other than the USA
    • An Invitation to “Unserville” 

      Byrne, Bill (Oakland University, 2013-01-01)
      Chronicle of authors personal relationship with race car driver Bobby Unser.
    • Oh Doctor, My Doctor 

      Byrne, Bill (Oakland University, 2016-01-01)
      Satirical story about author's medical history.
    • One Man’s Part in “The Rising” 

      Byrne, Bill (Oakland University, 2010-10-01)
      My uncle’s story is replete with gunrunning for the Irish Volunteers and later the Sinn Fein, with run-ins with the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC) and the British Army stationed in Ireland, resulting in time spent in Irish ...
    • Words, Words, Words 

      Byrne, Bill (Oakland University, 2006-10-01)
      While we may have left our “point and grunt” days behind us when we emerged from the caves and started walking upright, we haven’t yet mastered so many elements of communication.