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

  • I don’t say I love you as often as I should. Jul 20
    When was the last time you told someone that you love them? Not a family member or a partner, but someone you work with, or a friend?
  • Electric lady Jul 19
    There was no question that I would go see Janelle Monáe when I heard she was coming to town.
  • Even more marginalia Jul 12
    As I’ve mentioned before, I used to be much better at sharing my marginalia from the books I read. I’ve fallen out of the habit, but I am working on re-introducing the habit, now.
  • Backyard birdwatching Jul 10
    I don’t know much about birds, but I’ve always known our backyard is filled with them.
  • Some marginalia Jul 08
    In the past, I was better about sharing my marginalia from the books I read. In the past, I was better at scribbling in the margins.
  • Fireflies in the garden Jul 06
    Unlike stars, who remain fixed in the sky as I float in the pool in the middle of the night, the lights of the fireflies are fleeting, transient.
  • Nightswimming deserves a quiet night Jul 04
    When the night sky is completely dark, and the lights in the neighborhood start to flicker off as people go to sleep, I head into our backyard and slip into the pool.
  • Cottage country sunrise Jul 02
    When at the cottage, I always wake up before the sunrise, no matter how early it may be.
  • Beacons of virtual proximity Jun 29
    In an era where our closest friends don’t live on our street, much less our city or country, the little, oft-overlooked and sometimes-subtle markers of proximity are small lifesavers.
  • Sunday puzzle Jun 27
    We have taken to completing the crossword puzzle on Sunday evenings.

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