For the past four years, I’ve been working on a product called Wristify that’s been fortunate enough to get press coverage from Wired, Popular Science, and The Today Show. Despite the name recognition and millions of impressions, our team decided to kill the name Wristify.

In this blog post, I’d…

Qualitative & Quantitative Reflections on Writing Every Morning

During my 28 days posting consecutively, my pieces were read on averaged ~54 minutes per day, but the data shows there is high variance within the average.

Dear michael saminsky,

28 days ago I wrote to you to say that I was making a commitment to write and publish something every morning. I said that my number one goal was consistency. Today, I write to you at the end of this experiment to report my results.

The Qualitative


Brief Reflections on 2016

2016 brought a lot of pain, but it also showed me the solution to that pain is love. (Photo from BrainyQuote)

Dear michael saminsky,

Since today is the last day of 2016, I can’t get around writing something reflecting on this year.

Starting from the beginning, I kicked off 2016 with a Polar Plunge in New Hampshire with David King and friends. It was epic, and it reflected the excitement with…

Reflection on my trip to Rome

Dear michael saminsky,

When I did my summer abroad in between sophomore and junior year of college, I decided to spend three weeks travel after I finished up my internship in Spain. …

Why the fate of the World Depends on Not Sucking

Dear michael saminsky,

I admit that is an overly dramatic headline. In fact it’s the exact type of exaggeration that scientists hate, but I bet it got your attention.

As our world today becomes more and more dependent on science, fewer and fewer people understand the physics, chemistry, and biology…

Memories from the 2007 Finals Matches

Dear michael saminsky,

As you can tell, I’ve been thinking a lot about high school wrestling memories this week, and today is no expectation. …

What Happens When Things Don’t Go According to Plan

Wrestling During the Holiday Break

Dear michael saminsky,

The week between Christmas and New Years always means one thing for me: Newton North Wrestling Practice. For the past six years, this means going back as an alumnus to pay forward all the years I benefited from alumni coming in to help me. …

The evolution of my views on presents

Dear michael saminsky,

Today is about spending as much time with family as possible, so this post will be short. …

Moving Around Within Your Own House

Dear michael saminsky,

I’m writing from my parents house in Newton where I slept last night and plan to spend the next few days. Last night I slept in the bunk bed room, even though I normally sleep in David or Lisa’s room when I am home.

My parents house…

Sam Shames

MIT ’14 | All opinions are my own

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