Thank you for visiting! I’m Ryan Griffiths. Welcome to The Gnarly Oak – my writing blog. Here you can find my poems, memoirs, short stories or whatever other creative musings are spit out by my mind. Living in the rolling hills of Northern California has influenced myself and and my writing immensely – hence the name of the blog. I take away a lot from everything I write; it is my hope that these words can speak to you in a way that you’ve never quite heard before.