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

  • Eight years ago Nov 08
    Eight years ago, if you were to have asked me what my life would look like in eight years, there are very few things I would have guessed right.
  • Things I learned these past few months Sep 29
    A quick roundup of a few of the things I learned over the past few months.
  • The change of the seasons Sep 28
    Autumn has arrived. Change is on its way.
  • Sounds of summer Jul 20
    More and more these days, I’m making it a point to take out my AirPods and listen to the world as it rushes by.
  • Things I learned these past few months Jun 29
    A quick roundup of a few of the things I learned in over the past few months.
  • Fat Talk Jun 21
    Fat Talk is the book I needed to read, not just as a parent, but as someone who is fat.
  • Tell your friends you love them Jun 07
    Tell your friends you love them when you can. You never know when you may not be able to say it again.
  • When ChatGPT takes my job May 08
    As someone who does a lot of writing for work, whether that be in briefing notes or presentation decks or memos or just in Slack, I’ve long thought about what it would mean if a machine could do my writing better than I could.
  • Looking for delight Apr 04
    Every day, I look for the little moments of joy, the little bits of delight that cross my path.
  • Things I learned these past few months Apr 02
    A quick roundup of a few of the things I learned in over the past few months.
  • How To Be Perfect Mar 28
    The pursuit of perfection is an impossible one, and that’s something How To Be Perfect acknowledges: no matter how we strive for it, we will never achieve perfection.
  • The Banshees of Inisherin Mar 28
    The question I’ve been asking myself recently has been: am I the Pádraic Súilleabháin in this friendship?
  • Forty-one Mar 02
    Forty-one is about gaining an understanding of what it means to be entering the middle of your life. It is a year when you stop marvelling at the milestone and instead start thinking about what is yet to be unveiled—and start preparing for what life will look like in the coming years.
  • Dining at restaurants with children Feb 17
    Taking our daughter to a restaurant is not only an opportunity for her to learn what it like to live with others, but also to have collective, social experiences that enrich her life.
  • What We Do In The Shadows Feb 13
    What will my daughter remember from her childhood? Will she remember the nights spent rocking her when she couldn’t sleep? Will she remember the swimming classes and the dance classes and all the activities we took her to through the week?
  • How will you afford to spend your final years of life? Feb 12
    Dying at home has become a luxury not many can afford: it often requires the kind of round-the-clock care that is not possible for immediate family members and their life situations, and can be extremely expensive when outside help is brought in.
  • Stop and pause Feb 10
    Whatever happened to the “stop” button for audio/video?
  • Tennis lesson Feb 02
    During our recent vacation, I decided to take a beginner’s tennis lesson. I had taken a tennis lesson years before, when I was younger and spryer, but everything I learned in that lesson had already left me. I was starting fresh and anew.
  • Everything Everywhere All At Once Feb 01
    Everything Everywhere All At Once, aside from being an entertaining (and really strange and quirky) film, is a great jumping off point to start asking these questions about our choices.
  • Wednesday Jan 20
    The standout moment of Wednesday comes when, at the school dance, Wednesday Addams starts dancing.

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