I love to read and write, take care of kitties, try new recipes, and discuss books over tea. Click a post and join me!

Bean with Bacon Soup

On a day, any day going to Jim’s Market was an event for me. Not very often did I put…


If It’s Monday

I spent many days alone as a young child. My mother and father went to work in the early morning…

Amelia's Chance At Life – An Excerpt from Goodness Abounds: 365 True Stories of Loving Kindness

Amelia’s Chance At Life – an excerpt from Goodness Abounds

I think you will enjoy Jodi Chapman and Dan Teck’s book, Goodness Abounds:  365 True Stories of Loving Kindness, available…

Rescue me, please! A rescue kitty who found Sharon at sharonswalkabout.com

Rescue me, please!

I was sitting at my computer one afternoon when Michelle called me from her workplace. She asked if I would…

Up, up and away with Sharon at sharonswalkabout.com

Up, up, and away

Several years ago, Akira, my Son-in-law, bought equipment to take on the sport of Paramotoring, also known as Powered Paragliding.…

Jennie's Original Pierogies Staff with Sharon at sharonswalkabout.com

Jennie’s Homemade Pierogies

At one time this area had a very large population of Polish immigrants. Driving around the neighborhood streets, you could…


About Sharon

I was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. I spent most of my life there raising a family, owning a business, and being involved with the community.

Now a senior citizen, I live with my daughter, Michelle, and her husband, George, in Dearborn Heights, Michigan. Just before coming to Dearborn, I had the chance to live for almost a year with my daughter, Marci, and her husband, Akira, in Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan. I have a bonus daughter, too, Mikaela, who lives in Puyallup, Washington. I am blessed to have these women as daughters and these men as sons-in-law, my teachers one and all.

I began writing in 2012 as a way to keep in touch with friends and family while I was living in Japan. This led to contributing to a book, and now I am working on one of my own.


I'm a contributing author!

Looking for a good book to read? I think you will enjoy Jodi Chapman and Dan Teck’s book, Goodness Abounds:  365 True Stories of Loving Kindness, available on Amazon. There are over 275 Soulful Contributors of which I am but one. I chose to tell a story about the life of a precious kitty named Amelia. Read her story here >>

Sharon Smith is a contributing author in Goodness Abounds: 365 True Stories of Loving Kindness, an Amazon Bestseller.