A Place Called Home - A Memoir is Available Now

A story of faith, family, and one woman's path toward finding herself and her future by opening her home to strangers.

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

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 […]

Naptime for a Boston Terrier with Sharon at sharonswalkabout.com

Please, this is my nap time, don’t bother me!

Olivia loves to take naps. If she can find something to snuggle under and cover her head, that would be […]

Flesh Food in Japan with Sharon at sharonswalkabout.com

Grocery Shopping Anyone?

Small neighborhood grocery stores are quite common in Japan.  Driving by this well-stocked store, we could not help but have […]

Learning about Coneys with Sharon at sharonswalkabout.com

Let’s go for a Coney

What’s a “Coney”, I said?  It seems most people here know that a “Coney” is a grilled, natural casing hot […]

Oscar in the bushes - Read more about Sharon's cat family at SharonsWalkabout.com


Oscar arrived at my daughter’s house one afternoon. He plopped down in the middle of the driveway.  Resting on his […]


About Sharon

Sharon Smith was born and grew up in the Pacific Northwest (USA). After retiring, she enjoyed living in Japan for a year and presently resides in the state of Michigan. She blogs about her experiences sharing observations touching on culture, lifestyle, people, and animals around her.

Sharon Grace Smith, author

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 >>

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