I am going to try to re-commit to this creative outlet with more regularity. I have a nearly complete feature about a recent day trip to the unexpected agricultural city of Bakersfield. Look for "Bako Bits" soon.
In addition - this will mark a new passion point for me. I have recently become increasingly aware and weary of some notable trends and growing behaviors.
I am the first to dig new and fancy and fun things. I am right there with food trends and unusual looks. But - it feels like, with alarming rapidity, that all of this is getting wrapped up in [here's the word that will drive my crusade] pretense.
The underlined really hits the nail on the head.
It's this gross display of pretentious behavior that's been gnawing at me...