Hi. I’m Sameer Vasta, a snail-mail boy living in an email world. I'm an over-user of the discretionary comma.

I pass my time reading my never-ending stack of library books, writing letters to penpals, and exploring the urban landscape on foot.

If you'd like to get in touch, feel free to send me an email or find me on Twitter.

— Recent Posts

  • Be kind Jan 15
    As I age, I think a lot about legacy, and what I’d like to leave behind. I am unwavering in my answer: I would like to leave a legacy of kindness, to know that I have been as kind as possible, and to hope that I have inspired kindness in others.
  • Parents, sacrifice, and cinema Jan 07
    I wonder what it says about me that the lasting sensations from the past three movies I’ve watched have all been about family. Perhaps I’m growing nostalgic as I age.
  • It’s easy to complain about the cold Jan 05
    It’s easy to complain about the cold: talking about the weather, especially extreme weather, makes conversation less awkward, more relatable.
  • New Year’s Resolutions Jan 01
    A few things to remember to do in 2018, and every year.
  • A year of resilience and belonging. Dec 31
    I began the year telling myself that I would not be guided—or constrained—by a word or a mantra, but when I look back at 2017, there are two themes that emerge quite clearly: resilience and belonging.
  • A year in reading: a sentence or two on 95 books. Dec 28
    I read 95 books in 2017. (I will read far fewer next year.) Here is a sentence or two about each and every single one of them.