I am a poet. Originally began my writing journey circa 1996. Writing poems and jokes, and telling off-the-cuff fables & funny stories to my classmates in the library to pass the time. 

Since then, I went on to teach & lead poetry workshops across the west coast of the United States, mainly around the Bay Area California.

During my formative years, traveling through California to Oregon and up to Washington and British Columbia, I was nearly always writing & reading. Through my travels, the most integral times were spent in the Redwood National Forests of Northern California. 

It is my belief that all trees in general, and specifically these Redwood trees, have earned their sainthood. The name for the blog came to me about 2 hours ago from writing this, and it rings true in the moment, so I'm rolling with it.

From Meridian-Webster's Dictionary:

Definition of stark (Entry 2 of 2)

1in a stark manner
2to an absolute or complete degree WHOLLY

Definition of saint

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1one officially recognized especially through canonization as preeminent for holiness abbreviation St.