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Author Archive: Scott Stoll

Scott Stoll

Scott Stoll

My claim to fame is that I rode a bicycle around the world and wrote some books. More about me.
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How I make stuff

Is blogging dead?

Will artificial intelligence be the end of authors and artists? Or will it foster a new era of creativity? Humans have been copying my work for decades. Now A.I. can do it better and faster. I share my thoughts and ask AI what it thinks.

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Scott's Adventures

Archaeologist for day and a lifetime!

I went on an archaeological dig uncovering the history of the Hopewell Native American Culture. The dig also dug some memories of my great-grandmother and old childhood fear that I finally get to lay to rest.

Our foster kitten posing with our book "Feel Your Feelings"
How I make stuff

My cat editors

A quick story about my cat editors with lots of pictures of them “helping” me in the office.

Orphaned flip flops hanging in a tree on the beach
Scott's Adventures

The Tree of Lost Soles

The perfect vacation versus the unexpected adventure. It’s the irony of being a travel author: on the one hand, I want an adventure; on the other, I want safety and comfort and lots of umbrella drinks and fish tacos.

A foster cat waiting for the door to open.
Planning

Finding purpose in life

Do you ever wonder what is the meaning of life, and what is your purpose? I explain the meaning of life in the simplest term. Once we answer this question, we can then explore how to live a fulfilling life or, in other words, how to turn dreams into reality.

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Ideas

How to measure atmospheric oxygen depletion

This article is more for scientists and field researchers. A practical step forward in determining global oxygen depletion rates. A conclusion to decades of research.

A man wearing a gas mask watches television in a smoggy dystopian world.
Ideas

How long before the Earth runs out of oxygen?

Have you ever wondered how much breathable air is on Earth? And if we will ever run out? Our atmosphere is paper-thin relative to a basketball, and we use its oxygen to power internal combustion engines, like planes, trains and automobiles, and there is a 60% chance that the electricity you are using to read this post came from fossil fuels combined with oxygen.

How much oxygen does a tree produce
Ideas

How much oxygen do plants produce?

I calculate how much oxygen a tree breathes and how much excess oxygen a tree produces in three different ways. Spoiler alert: It’s not a lot.

Choose Your Own Adventure books from Scott's library
Scott's Adventures

Help choose the next big adventure

Help Scott plan his next big adventure. What could possibly be better than riding a bicycle around the world?

Calvin's final resting spot under a tree in the backyard.
Ideas

Sacrificing physical health for mental health

Time for an update on my progress of losing weight while literally doing nothing. A sad update leads to renewed motivation. I also added a few new rules to try, like: Put down the spoon in between bites. 

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Scott's Adventures

Survivor Audition Tapes

My audition tapes for the Survivor TV show including eating a tarantula, a never-before-seen strategy, and funny excerpts from my 2008 handwritten application.

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