Writing fills time when retired

This was Jerry Hirsch’s conundrum after retiring. And his solution? Writing, of course.

What does one do when one is partially retired?

This was Jerry Hirsch’s conundrum after retiring. And his solution? Writing, of course.

Jerry found himself drawn to his keyboard, tapping out essays on everyday life, current events, or things he found on the Internet. He provides us with his thoughts and opinions on everything from snoring to financial issues — all from a Canadian perspective.

Visit the Courtenay Library for an engaging visit with author Jerry Hirsch to discuss his new book, 100 Vignettes: The Box of Chocolates Approach to Everyday Life. He will be there April 25 at 2 p.m. in the lounge area.

Hirsch, originally a farm boy from Alberta, earned a bachelor in pharmacy, and a masters and PhD in pharmacology. After a few years in Ottawa, he found his way to Vancouver, where he worked for Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Since retiring, other than writing and spending time with his family, he has been teaching quality assurance classes and auditing analytical laboratories. He also co-authored Quality Assurance Principles For Analytical Laboratories.

This is a free event, open to all. There will be a book signing following the reading.

For more information, contact the library at 250-334-3369.

— Courtenay Library

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