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Along the way …..

Nothing new or exciting happening here right now.  Just like many other people, unfortunately, this household is working through the…


A Family New Year

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


The “Station”

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


Under your desk

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

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…


My first week

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


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.