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.
- 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.
- 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.
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