Martin Green is a retiree/free-lance writer living in Roseville, California. In 1991, the year after he retired, he started writing articles for a weekly alternative newspaper in Sacramento, Suttertown News.. In the same year, he began free-lancing for the Neighbors section of the Sacramento Bee, contributing over 100 articles until Neighbors was discontinued in 2002.. Since 2000, Heas been writing for a monthly newspaper, the Sun Senior News, which goes to over 10, 000 households in two retirement communities, Sun City Roseville (where he lives) and Sun City Lincoln Hills. He currently does two monthly features, aObservationsa and aFavorite Restaurants.a This book is a collection of all, or almost all, of Martinas journalistic pieces. It starts with his first story for Suttertown News, about how a water district was coping with a then years-long drought, and ends with a piece he wrote about his father for the Sun Senior News. The stories include profi les of people such as David Freeman, then head of SMUD; two notable writers in Davis, Kim Stanley Robinson and Karen Joy Fowler; a number of artists, musicians and other writers; many active senior citizens, and survivors of Pearl Harbor. They also cover places such as art galleries, restaurants, museums, coffee houses and swim and tennis clubs, and events such as the Elk Grove Strauss Festival, the Folsom rodeo and the first Saturday Night Art Walk. In addition to his journalism, Martin has had over 200 short stories published in online magazines and has so far self-published three collections of these stories (2006, 2007 and 2008) as well as a longer work, aOne Year in Retirementa (2009) and a collection of his aObservationsa (2010). He has been married to Beverly (a water-color artist) for 46 years, has three sons (David, Michael and Christopher), three grandsons (Mason, Morgan and Logan), one granddaughter (Stephanie) and two cats (Bun-Bun and Shandyman).Swan Books is operated out of the basement apartment of Davidsona#39;s Fair Oaks home, where shea#39;s lived since 1970, and it is strictly a home operation. ... aHenry V.a The last two have been recommended by the California State Department of Education in their 1993 CORE Curriculum Guide. The CORE Curriculum combines history and literature. aJulius Caesara has been recommended for the sixth grade Greco-Roman curriculum unit and aHenry Va for the seventh grade medieval unit.
|Title||:||People, Places and Events|
|Publisher||:||iUniverse - 2011-04-08|