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

  • Severed cable Jul 19
    Our internet connection at home went out earlier this week, a byproduct of the work being done on our driveway and some severed cable lines that really weren't supposed to be cut.
  • Train tracks across the city Jul 12
    Several rail tracks run across our city, running through the core of town and even crossing main thoroughfares and arteries at ground level.
  • On the sun deck Jul 05
    Upon leaving the ferry terminal, the motion of the boat is barely perceptible when you are on the vessel, and the expanse of sea in front of you feels endless.
  • A few things I learned this month Jun 30
    A quick roundup of a few of the things I learned in June, 2019.
  • Slowing to a crawl Jun 28
    Here's something I had forgotten since the last time I had a major relapse of my depression and my anxiety at the same time: my cognitive function suffers, and continues to suffer months after I've re-set my medication and have started to feel better.
  • A promise kept Jun 14
    The Raptors title win wasn't just a celebration of a sporting achievement, but a celebration of a community that found their identity in a team that really saw them.
  • Measuring music by time Jun 08
    With the discontinuation of iTunes this past week, I’m reminded of the time when, years ago, we measured music collections in units of time.
  • Autonomy in a world of restriction May 31
    Earlier this week, I had my final appointment with my psychiatrist before he moved to a new city.
  • A few things I learned this month May 31
    A quick roundup of a few of the things I learned in May, 2019.
  • The hopefulness of the bloom May 24
    The magnolia tree in our front yard burst into gorgeous flowers about two weeks ago.
  • Prompted, noticing, grateful May 10
    Some days, even when I feel like writing, I am at a loss for things to say. It's on those days I turn to writing prompts, finding little questions that help me find my voice.
  • Getting loud to help those in silence May 06
    Our identities are multi-faceted and intersectional; it’s at those intersections that our perspectives and interactions with the world are shaped.
  • A few things I learned this month Apr 30
    A quick roundup of a few of the things I learned in April, 2019.

 
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