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.
- Joy is not made to be a crumb Dec 14
There's a solace in reminding ourselves that no matter how many times we slip up, everyone else around struggles with wisdom and kindness, as well.
- A year in reading: letting the pile grow Dec 11
My year in reading has been marked by reflection on who I am and who I aspire to be, but mostly, it has been marked by a realization that I am okay, that even though I can be better, it's also okay to be who I am.
- Surprising our future selves Dec 07
What are you doing to surprise yourself, minutes, hours, or days from now?
- I’m pickin’ up good vibrations Dec 05
My submission for The Mixtape Concern this month is mainly made up of falsetto performances that inspire and excite me, and that make me long for the days when I used to sing too.
- My publishing workflow Dec 04
Last week, a micro.blog community member asked a question about using Shortcuts and Drafts to publish blog posts and I was encouraged to share my workflow.
- Predisposed towards kindness Nov 29
I believe that we all are predisposed towards kindness; some days we just need a little nudge to find our heart and humanity that can be easy to forget.
- Some poetry to share Nov 29
One of my goals for 2019 is to read a lot more poetry. I’ve read some good pieces recently that I’d love to share here.
- Clothing optional Nov 16
When it comes to exposing our vulnerabilities—both in the clothing sense, or in any other analogous way—we are left to decide from among an array of options as to what level of comfort we have to be who we truly are in front of others.
- In sickness and in health Nov 10
As we grow in our relationship, we also grow older, together: our bodies change, our circumstances evolve, we age and we adapt to the consequences of that aging.
- Thoughts on healthcare data and access to information as a driver towards equity Nov 06
A few weeks ago, I had the honor of being interviewed by the folks at DotHealth about some of my interests in the area of healthcare, access, data, and equity.
- A few podcasts to recommend Nov 02
Here are a few podcasts that I’ve been listening to recently that I heartily recommend checking out if you haven’t already.
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