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

A Family New Year

December 27, 2012 – Akira, Marci and I arrive in Shobara, Hiroshima for the holidays.   We have been on…

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The “Station”

I feel comfortable now – getting on and off the bus, remembering to use my pass card when entering and…

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Under your desk

Caught a ride to Musashino with Akira.  After parking the car, we walked the short distance to the school, International…

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Our name plate Mt Fuji seen from Shin Tomei | Come walk with Sharon at SharonsWalkabout.com

What’s in a name

Dear friends: I have spent the last few days somewhat under the weather. Thanks to Akira who rescued me with…

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My first week

My first week in Japan is over and it seems to have gone quite fast. My energy has switched around…

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Happy Thanks and Giving to you my Friends!

I like to think that I am grateful almost everyday during the year, but – at this time especially so.…

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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 with my daughter, Marci and her husband, Akira for almost a year in Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan. I have a bonus daughter too, Mikaela who lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. I am blessed to have these women as daughters and these men as sons-in-law, my teachers one and all.

I began writing six years ago 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 a memoir.

HI I'm Sharon from sharonswalkabout.com

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.