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The website of Simon V. Hradil-Kasseckert

Recent Updates:
Seeking career entrance opportunities for the fall of 2022.
Distributing my fine-art photography as NFTs and original darkroom prints.
Recently returned from a 6000-kilometre bike tour across Canada.
Co-facilitating a monthly online men’s group.

I started this blog shortly after deciding to take a gap year. As my perspective changed from needing to get my degree done as fast as possible to embracing opportunities that expand and diversify my experiences I decided to document what I was going through. I write this blog hoping to create something that is both enjoyable to read and insightful for those in similar situations.


Honours Thesis

During my bike tour from Victoria to Montreal, I spent a week at an old family friend's homestead in Elkhorn Manitoba. He'd built a passively solar-heated home featuring an 80-feet-wide…
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April 30, 2022

VMCT Stage 6

Ease, and predictability during the first half of my trip built up my confidence and momentum. These themes did not transfer over into the first few days of the second…
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July 10, 2021

VMCT Stage 5

Most people who witnessed the planning stage of my trip encouraged me to take my time and enjoy it. Their idea of enjoyment was likely resting their bodies and minds.…
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July 3, 2021

VMCT Stage 4

Leaving Canmore, I rode out of the towering rocky mountains and descended into rolling foothills that mark the transition region between Canada’s western mountains and prairies.  While I was in…
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June 26, 2021

VMCT Stage 3

It was difficult leaving the luxuries of a guest bedroom, soft bed, bathroom, home-cooked meals, and good company to return to the road.  The rocky mountains lay between me and…
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June 18, 2021