Monday, May 13, 2013

A couple of things...

So - I've been delinquent.  Not just to myself - but to my readers.  I share my thoughts, opinions, ideas here.  I have been both prolific and silent from time to time.  I've noticed in many areas of my life that I've been coasting lately.  That's just not okay.

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.


  1. An attempt to make something that is not the case appear true.
  2. A false display of feelings, attitudes, or intentions.
pretence - pretension - pretext - sham - excuse

The underlined really hits the nail on the head.

It's this gross display of pretentious behavior that's been gnawing at me...

Attempting to impress by affecting greater importance, talent, culture, etc., than is actually possessed.

SO - I am going to call out patterns and examples that we all encounter in every day life.  Behaviors and attitudes not necessarily based on fact or reality - but designed, sometimes, to make "others" feel like less.  Not okay.  Not going to go unnoticed.

Stay tuned!