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

  • Reminders hidden in bug bites Sep 17
    I woke up multiple times last night because of the mosquito bites.
  • The cicada’s dry monotony Sep 14
    This past Monday, I was on the Micro Monday podcast talking about micro.blog, civility in online communities, and the massive potential of online spaces that are focused on building civic discourse rather than simply growth.
  • New Orleans. Sep 12
    A list of places to eat, places to drink, and things to do when you’re in New Orleans.
  • The violence of language Sep 07
    Have you spent your whole life being told to ignore those who work hard to make sure you don’t matter?
  • Summer cold Aug 31
    It took until the last day of August, but I have finally succumbed to the dreaded summer cold.
  • Home Fire Aug 28
    What does it mean to share the name, the blood of someone whom you disavow, discredit? What does it mean to want to distance yourself from the generations who were supposed to know better, but obviously didn’t?
  • The leavers, and the left behind Aug 27
    What happens when your parent leaves, without explanation or even saying goodbye, and you're left to piece together the answers to questions you never should have been faced to have?
  • A few recommendations Aug 22
    Here are a few recommendations on what to do if you ever find yourself on Vancouver Island or any of the southern Gulf Islands.
  • A poem for a rainy morning Aug 21
    The rain this morning is steady, unrelenting. I drink my morning coffee, read the newspaper, and enjoy the pattering of the drops against the window.
  • What’s in a name? Aug 19
    One of the biggest honors—and responsibilities—I’ve had in my life was to lead the naming of my brother.

 
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