All the world’s genius makes books black with words, but simple knowing keeps whole skies filled with light.  ~ Rumi

Happy places:  Knitting, woods, plants, vegan cooking, distance walking, music, silence.

Paid job:  Freelance transcription for media 3 years, after 22 years transcribing medical reports for hospitals.

Dreams of Future: Each day I wake to find I am still here, I start by wishing contentment/peace for all beings including myself and easing of sorrows and difficulties for all beings including myself.  Then I dream for a few moments of inhabiting a tiny house with two rooms on or near land to roam, hours among weather and trees, possibly leading nature connection groups for those who are computer or house-bound, teaching others to knit, time to pursue my knitting design craft as a joyful business, freedom from worry about enough funds at the end of the month to build and maintain a fruitful garden structure to protect and grow my own food most of the year. Making dreams of the simple and small a reality has not been so simple or small in my life journey. A tiny house or small space to call my own has been out of reach, even as I trust in abundance in every day experience. I dream also of more travel in my lifetime, though I can be content with travel the mind provides through imagination and reading.

I have thrived on quietly observing nature as long as I can remember.

I am horrifically allergic to most fur-bearing critters and alcohol, so you can imagine how limited my social life is.

I wear a silver bracelet with the word TRUST on it in lieu of a watch, so whenever I want to check the time, I trust I am where I am supposed to be.

I believe the universe sends us messages and synchronicities all the time that are like taps on the shoulder.  The watered down version of quantum physics that I can grasp and where it intersects with human consciousness floats my philosophical boat.  I find comfort in the idea that form and thought rise and fall, and we are more than form.

May well-being be with all who enter here.


  • In August 2012, had my first vacation in 5 years with child, and again 3 days off work in June 2013, June 2014 and June 2015.  Hallelujah!
  • In 2013, walked my own designed marathon distance (26 miles in 10 hours) to raise funds for CureSearch.
  • In February 2014, published my first book of poetry.
  • In 2015, completed my first sanctioned marathon (Portland Marathon) while raising funds for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
  • In 2016, knit countless projects, expanded my toolkit, and donated sweaters and hats to people in need.
  • In 2017, I’ve begun designing my own knitting patterns.

7 Responses to About

  1. Beautifulyy written, Erin. Pleased to meet you.

    • Erin W says:

      Thanks Jeanne – Glad to have found your blog! Love the poem today about solitude. Maybe one day we will meet in person, as we reside on the same piece of rock (ha).

  2. “I wear a silver bracelet with the word TRUST on it in lieu of a watch, so whenever I want to check the time, I trust I am where I am supposed to be.”
    => love it 🙂
    did it ever let you down? 🙂

    • Erin W says:

      Thank you for the love, Gesine! My trusty TRUST bracelet has not yet let me down. I started wearing it when my daughter’s life was in the balance, and it has been a great reminder to trust we are all where we are supposed to be.

  3. Kevin W. Holmes says:

    Full life so far! I’ve enjoyed your music. I wish I were as talented.

    • Erin W says:

      I enjoy listening to your music too! It’s funny, since I’m allergic to dogs and can’t be around them, your creations are a great way I can celebrate them. Thank you very much for your random act of kindness in editing my old recordings.

  4. Alanna says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog! From another Pacific NW Nature Nut (Oregon)

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