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.
- Pandemic journal Apr 08
Miscellaneous, disjointed thoughts, from the pages of my journal to here, an entry in my blog.
- The sounds of the tea kettle Apr 03
I have taken to listening, with conscious intention, to the sound of the kettle as I make my tea.
- A few things I learned this month Mar 30
A quick roundup of a few of the things I learned in March, 2020.
- Finding it hard to write Mar 27
During these pandemic times, not only have I not been able to write for public consumption, my writing in general has stopped.
- Pandemic-related reading Mar 19
A sporadically-updated list of things I’m reading that are related to COVID19 or the coronavirus.
- My two most important work-from-home tips Mar 14
As someone who has been working from home every day for the past four years, I’ve had a lot of people reach out to me recently about getting some tips for remote work.
- Pandemic panic Mar 13
It's hard not to panic when the state of the world is changing by the minute.
- A few things I learned this month Feb 29
A quick roundup of a few of the things I learned in February, 2020.
- To quiet the racing mind Feb 28
There are so many things flying through my head this morning; what is it about some mornings that the mind just won’t quiet down, allow you to focus?
- Thirty-eight Feb 26
It’s easy, at this age and especially with what I have in my life, to rest a little bit on one’s laurels, to be content with the way life is going and not necessarily feel the need to do much more.
- Remember Feb 19
The year will be filled with many wonderful things that I do not want to forget. I am choosing to remember, and more importantly, to remember to remember, as the weeks go by and life is filled with so many things that deserve to be remembered.
- Finding the things that you love Feb 14
It's hard for me, sometimes, to say that I love this city, but I do, and events like last week's supper club remind me that I need to voice that love, express that gratitude, more often.
- My daily journaling practice Feb 11
One of the things I've found most helpful as I've been navigating my mental illness—and especially the relapse I had a year ago—has been the practice of journaling.
- How to Be an Antiracist Feb 06
There is no neutrality in racism. We are either racist or antiracist; "not racist" is a statelessness that does not actually exist.
- That’s okay Jan 31
Some days, you have so much on your mind and can't figure out how to get it all out in a way that makes sense. And that's okay.
- A few things I learned this month Jan 30
A quick roundup of a few of the things I learned in January, 2020.
- An orchestra outside Jan 17
I'm not sure when I became someone who wears headphones over his ears every time he ventures out of the house.
- Three films in the new year Jan 12
We've watched three movies over the past two week and each one has been incredible and memorable and almost-perfect in very, very different ways.
- She Said Jan 12
She Said—simple, direct, detailed, and weighty—can be hard to read because the subject matter is so horrific. It is, however, important to read because of the truth it unveils.
- Ferry breakfast Jan 03
Today, on the third day of the new year, I woke up thinking of ferry breakfast.
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