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

  • On being okay with fading slowly into the blur of the background Sep 14
    A few disparate, loosely-connected, unedited and unrevised thoughts on being okay with fading slowly into the blur of the background.
  • First responder Sep 06
    Cleo, our cat, has become my first responder when I am feeling the onset of a panic attack.
  • We must love one another or die Sep 01
    I haven't read this poem in years, but I found it as I was digging through some folders this morning, and thought the timing—and the content—was apt for me to share it here, exactly eighty years since the titular date.
  • A few things I learned this month Aug 30
    A quick roundup of a few of the things I learned in August, 2019.
  • A mile in someone else’s shoes Aug 30
    That the world looks and feels different when you walk in someone else's shoes—metaphorically or literally—is a reminder I give to myself often these days.
  • Suspended at the top of the world Aug 16
    At the top of Scex Rouge, as part of the Glacier 3000 experience, there's a suspension bridge between two peaks that sits 9,800 feet above sea level.
  • You—each and every one of you—have my endless gratitude Aug 02
    Thank you all for the immensity and enormity of your love, kindness, care, and compassion. It means so much to me.
  • A few things I learned this month Jul 31
    A quick roundup of a few of the things I learned in July, 2019.
  • Reminding myself that I’m not alone Jul 30
    If there's one thing I've been lucky to learn over the past fifteen years of living with my bipolar diagnosis and my anxiety disorder, it's that I'm able to see, a few days in advance, when a relapse is coming.
  • 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.

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