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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…

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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…

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

Oscar

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

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Memories of Japan and the special washers and dryers just for shoes at SharonsWalkabout.com

The Local Laundromat

One afternoon, Marci and I walked to the neighborhood laundromat. It was a small, efficient, clean, and organized place of…

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Chicken Shawarma Fattoush Salad and pickles with Sharon at sharonswalkabout.com

A Delightful Lunch

Every Tuesday morning I awake with the knowledge that today is lunch with friends. We visit and share stories with…

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Olivia's Folly at SharonsWalkabout.com

Olivia’s Folly

What happened to me?  Am I stuck? My job is to follow Michelle around, most all of the day long,…

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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.

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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.