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.
- 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.
- Free Churro Oct 29
In an odd coincidence, I watched the “Free Churro” episode of BoJack Horseman—the one where he delivers a eulogy at his mother’s funeral—on the same day as my mother’s birthday.
- A few days late, and that’s okay. Oct 28
Today, I’m reminding myself that it’s okay to need time, to allow myself to listen to my body and mind instead of always adhering to self-enforced timelines.
- Ethics and equity: unstructured notes Oct 26
Earlier this week, I had the honor or chatting with the current cohort of Code for Canada fellows about ethics and equity in the design of government digital services.
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