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!

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 […]


Happy Thanks and Giving to you my Friends!

I like to think that I am grateful almost every day during the year, but – at this time especially […]


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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