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.
- 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.
- A year in reading, 2019 Dec 30
I've always prided myself in being mindful in most things I do; mindful reading is something that I have to work on.
- A few things I learned this month Dec 27
A quick roundup of a few of the things I learned in December, 2019.
- Slowing down at the end of the year Dec 13
I'm going into the next few weeks feeling a little more settled, a little less scrambled. I'm hoping to enter 2020 not wheezing, but breathing deeply.
- A few hastily-scribbled thoughts on making less money as the years go on Dec 09
The common narrative is that you make more money as your career progresses. It’s not a narrative that applies to everyone.
- A few things I learned this month Nov 30
A quick roundup of a few of the things I learned in November, 2019.
- Falling in love with London, Ontario: a list of things to do Nov 25
In an effort to get to know and love my town a bit more, a few weeks ago, I asked people on Twitter what I should do in London, Ontario over the next year to really fall in love with the city.
- A haircut, and a chance Nov 22
We all need someone to take a chance on us in order for us to grow and learn and become who we want to be.
- The physical design of our neighbourhood acts against the creation of community Nov 08
We didn't have any trick-or-treaters come to our door last week for Halloween, so I've taken on the formidable task of eating all these chocolate bars myself.
- Four years, together Nov 08
Today, I celebrate four years of being married to the best woman I know, and look forward to a whole life ahead of togetherness, and all the adventure that togetherness brings.
- A few things I learned this month Oct 30
A quick roundup of a few of the things I learned in October, 2019.
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