Well, this is awkward.
Here I sit, writing this 6 months after my last post. That’s half a year! What happened and, more importantly, what does this mean for the future?
“Spekter’s Plants” as a blog is not going anywhere. Much like it is necessary to cut a banana tree back to the soil in order to get a new harvest, I have cut my blog to the ground in order to get an even better one. I plan to start a new era of prosperity for this small community which is “Spekter’s plants.”
So, where have I been? I have been many places, but the short answer is, “busy.” After Costa Rica, I had to focus on finishing Junior year and moving out of the combined living space my divorced mom and dad shared. I am much happier now that I am established in my new home in the next town over, and my plants are much happier too, since I can provide a much better environment for them.
All of this said, I still have a lot to answer for. I have essentially ignored you guys. My friend Akshay even promoted my blog, and I never thanked him for it. Without that jump-start, the blog would be totally dead. Akshay, I have you to thank for keeping me afloat. I now sit firmly back in the captain’s chair, preparing to steer “Spekter’s Plants” into the future.
What does this mean? “Spekter’s Plants” is going to be completely overhauled. Instead of trying to recoup the lost horticultural events that occurred during my absence, I am simply going to look forward. I am going to completely restart the page detailing my plant collection. Too much has happened. I am also going to start submitting things to the recipe page, and contributing more to the other pages of the blog to make it more interactive.
Most importantly, the subject of this blog is going to be overhauled. It will now cover all of my tasty and useful tropical plants. This includes many plants that are not truly tropical, nor edible. In fact, I use the term “tropical” more like “exotic.” This means that I will not cover my standard garden fare and herbs, but I will cover my carnivorous plants, my rubber tree, and my other plants that are either non-native, unusual, or in any way exotic and useful. The main theme tying this large group all together is that every plant is useful for something, be it eating pesky insects, producing delicious food, or producing raw materials.
This page is also going to have some more philosophic overtones in regards to the plants, due to my Buddhist faith. I have found Buddhism to be my way to finding true peace and tranquility in a world I consider to be extremely chaotic. I would be glad to discuss it with anyone who is interested.
How long will all of these changes take? This is not going to happen all at once. Things will be added gradually, and I will make a post marking the time when everything is finally up-to-date. Thus, I appreciate your patience as I try to bring this mess back into order. I think you will like the end result.