Bob Hirt, a retired veterinarian and a twenty-year resident of Sun Lakes, has enjoyed writing stories for several years. Some of his stories appear regularly in the Splash. They occasionally relate to his veterinary career, as well as to his travel and work experiences. Still, others are memoirs of his life as a youngster in the rural Hudson Valley of eastern New York State. He is the founder of the New Horizons Writers’ Group, which meets monthly. Musings: Great Memories and Reflection on a Life Well-Lived is his second book.