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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, He’s 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, “Observations” and “Favorite Restaurants.” Earlier in 2011 Martin put out a collection of his journalistic pieces, “People, Places and Events.” In addition to his journalism, Martin has had about 250 short stories published in online magazines and has self-published three collections of these stories (2006, 2007 and 2008) as well as a longer work, “One Year in Retirement” (2009) and a collection of his “Observations”(2010). This book is called “Potpourri,” defined as a mixture or stew, as it contains short stories (published since 2009), a year and a half of “Observations,” and something new, “Last Words,” which are essays “On Growing Old,” “On Writing,” “On Reading,” and “On Travel.” Martin 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).