Favorite Ideas

Have you ever looked at the world and wondered: “What if…?” I have! These are my personal doodles and musings about life, both the outer adventure and — more importantly — the inner journey.

There’s not a lot here because if an idea grows big enough it gets promoted to a book, or an adventure, or a work of art, or…

My website, in general, is like my think tank or incubator. Since I rarely get it right the first time, please leave feedback in the comments. It helps me be a better person, and I can pass along what I’ve learned. 

Underground kayaking Kentucky

The Big Scotty Five-Oh!

A weekend in Red River Gorge, near the Adventure Capital of Kentucky, gave me time to think about what I’ve achieved in my life so far.

Scott riding his bicycle on Mars. The background is actual Mars, and the photo of Scott is from Tibet.

Scott’s name lands on Mars

Aboard the Perseverance is my name, “Scott Stoll,” engraved on a silicon chip. Does that make me an astronaut? Are dreams written in stone — or silicon?

Bahamas license plates art 20200225 0171

The Untold Stories

When I was younger, I wanted to do something never done before. I wanted to conquer the world and stand on the tallest mountain. As I grow older, I see every day as a new adventure.

Do cats get depressed

Is depression bad?

Is depression bad or good, abnormal or normal? Is depression a bodily sensation or an emotional feeling? The answer will surprise you and help you feel better.

The Hero's Journey

What is an adventure?

Words like adventure, hero and epic have become cliches that have lost their meaning. So unfortunately we can’t say: “I’m a a hero going on an epic adventure,” and be meaningful. So, what exactly is an adventure? And how do we make every day an adventure?

A close up of the artistic cover of the Hero With A Thousand Faces. Hundreds of real people, like a mosaic, paint the picture of a hero.

What is a hero?

Is it true that the only people who achieve great things are the ones who take risks and reach for the impossible. Is that what it means to be a hero?

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