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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…

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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 Suica 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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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.