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

  • 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.
  • Electoral reform has its day Oct 22
    This is not an ordinary Election Day. Today is the first time a municipality in Canada will be electing its mayor and city council using some kind of system other than first-past-the-post.
  • The unbearable sadness of home Oct 12
    There have been two instances in the past year where I have seriously questioned whether or not we chose the right neighbourhood in which to live.
  • How do you know when someone needs help? Oct 05
    How do we know when someone is spiralling when they do a good job of disguising their descent?
  • A note of thanks to The Taster Oct 03
    I did not fall in love with food, with dining, with the culinary arts because I had access to fine dining, but instead because I had access to the library.
  • Preparing for the fall. Sep 28
    More than dates on a calendar, there are certain pieces of life that mark the end of the summer and the arrival of autumn.

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