Posted 5/18/2019 - "This is Why We Do It"
3 minute and 51 second video with Lake Huron soothing sounds
that show where Brian Shell began his writing career in 1995
Welcome! You've reached Brian Shell's PassionHero.com
Brian's new book: 100 Names of Cats and Dogs
Check out Mr. Shell's 30 second drumming demo
Drum Circles is his new CD with 50 minutes of music
View Brian's bibiliography: www.amazon.com/author/brianshell
A PassionHero is an ordinary person in extraordinary circumstances who exudes a
passion for life even amidst great odds and tries to make the lives of those surrounding them
a better place because they're in it... as true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Eat Some Vegetables is a fun children's mp3 song of percussion performed and sung by Mr. Shell.
Mr. Shell's 200+ YouTube videos: www.youtube.com/user/passionherodotcom
Brian's (new) account on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/briankshell/
His business career profile and preferred method of contact - on LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/briankshell
As mentioned by Jimmy Fallon
on The Tonight Show
Eat Some Vegetables 2019 montage - a new music video
He does so while strolling through a botanical garden - 9:00 video
Released September 20th, 2018
This audio CD contains 50 minutes of music
with 12 tracks that include a New Year's Eve drum circle
so the songs intensify as the evening advances towards midnight.
366 daily inspirations targeted towards single mothers.
The original manuscript for this book was hand-written in a day journal
so the length of page kept each day's inspiration concise.
It was a romantic way to write it by candleight.
Paperback version of Single Mom Daily Devotions
Kindle version of Single Mom Daily Devotions
This is the book that began it all for Brian...
...it was his first one published.
Print Version Student Study Cave
Create conducive surroundings and enable yourself to earn an excellent education. That's what this book is about... becoming your own best version of yourself. Be who you truly can be. This book aims to help you learn how.
It provides tips and tricks to bring home straight-A report cards so the college scholarships can roll right in.
Make scholastic achievement a consistently repeatable priority in school… and in life.
Build a happy space study space today.
It’s like a man-cave… for students.
From Student to Engineer
This textbook creates a college course that presents "The Journey of the Engineer."
Weekly topics include undergrad, graduate work, teaching, intellectual property,
money concerns, corporate engineering, mid-sized firms, & start-ups.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0196XBM3U - Kindle eBook
On this 2014 8000-mile 20-day roadtrip, Brian gives gratitude to many past mentors.
It's his own private Idaho version of "Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance."
B.S. - "The road is there. The will is there.
All I gotta do is get in a car and go."
Note: this 8000 mile journey began 1/31/2014 at 5:15 p.m. EST
It completed 2/19/2014 at sunset... around 6:12 p.m.
This edgy short film script satirizes future femto-physics for
electronic picochips and biochip implantation.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006GEPUW2 - Kindle eBook
"A mentat needs his data." - Frank Herbert - DUNE
"The life which is not examined is not worth living." - Plato
"No matter where you go; there you are." - Buckaroo Banzai
"The price of anything is the amount of Life you exchange for it." - Henry David Thoreau
"I've stood with the trees in the storm to keep them company just so someone will have done it." - H.D.T.
(supernatural suspense drama screenplay
that started it all for Brian on July 9, 1995)
It places a supernatural entity in mirrors that shows us our inner truth
in the mirror's reflection when we are at a crossroads and
need a subtle sign to change to be our destined True Self.
Published eBook cover design from a drawing Mr. Shell drew for
his supernatural suspense drama - Distortions
Logline: A guiding ghost uses mirrors as a portal to offer inner honesty via
scary reflections and shared experience to confirm its true intent & reality.
Shastras – Received Wisdom about Right Conduct
Set inside a House of Mirrors, 4 people represent
Pride, Anger, Grief, and Love in this stage play on Serendipity.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004CYF4ME - Kindle eBook
A photo eBook of all the art Brian Shell created with flavorful details
and colorful commentary about the origin and inspiration for each piece.
This film script depicts odd-couple brothers who take a one-last-look roadtrip
cross-country for a critical but experimental bone marrow procedure
It's similar to the road-trip movie "Sideways"...
only with younger men and weed instead of wine.
An idyllic visionquest to become a Hollywood director soon turns into
a knight's quest to test his sanity in this LA cuckoo's nest of a screenplay.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004EYUHP6 - Kindle eBook
Kindle eBook of daily inspirations for the single mother
just as Spring begins to sing & bloom.
99 cent Kindle eBook
This Kindle eBook delivers daily inspirations to
Savor those dreaded triple-dog-dare-ya days of Summer.
99 cent Kindle eBook
Daily wintertime inspirations help keep you warm as a Kindle eBook.
99 cent Kindle eBook
Spirit Vapors - 10:11 music video - released 3/2/2019
It travels to churches, pious artwork, and
scenic awe... all across America.
Its etheral ending at the Grand Canyon reminds
of the end of Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey."
It's an epic sonic journey on the spiritual side.
Peace, blessings, and good happiness stuff...
Pre-Celebrity Jesus - The Man before the Messiah
Written after the "22 Short Stories about Teenage Jesus" screenplay,
this book ponders and hypothesizes possible scenarios Jesus Christ may have lived
during his unknown years in order to proclaim his gospel parables years later.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004D4Y66S - Kindle eBook
Twenty Two Short Stories about
Film script of 22 shorts stories that explores Jesus Christ's unknown teenage years.
Each one acts as a "circle of illumination" to different facets of Christ's youth.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004CYF4JW - Kindle eBook
A Juxtaposition of Idiosyncrasies
It's a stream-of-consciousness autobiographical assembly of Brian's
assorted silly life stories, toasted trivial tidbits, and other pure drivel by B.S.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004D4Y63G - Kindle eBook
Oprah and I
Captures the quintessence of how meeting Oprah Winfrey gives
the guts to become a writer... set in 1994 Los Angeles.
Jumping aboard the social media bandwagon,
this 2010 journal captures new-user fb first-impressions.
Brian Shell's YouTube video favorites:
1) Djembe solo with whistling skat - 3/12/2019 - 6:30 in length
2) Practice Carillon at Burton Tower in Ann Arbor - 2012
3) Jets fly over my synthesizer - 777 air show collage
at The Ark in Ann Arbor - 1/16/2019
180+ image video montage of Brian's art & photography
while he discusses supernatural dimensionality
Made on April 17, 2019
This 1:58 music video takes us on a 3 hour road trip from
Brian's apartment in Seattle to the Cascade Mountains
and then back through downtown Seattle in 1997.
8 Minute intensifying Drum Circle with
90+ Frank Lloyd Wright photos:
3 of his homes are examined in all 4 seasons of the year:
Palmer, Smith, and Affleck
Recent video sonic slideshows (March 27-31, 2019):
4:54 in length
8:12 in length
The Funky Seattle - 1:52 Photoshop fun at a flowing fountain
The 6:13 entry by Brian Shell into Adobe's Pick a Portrait Style challenge contest
#PickaPortraitStyle - 4/2/2019
NEW! Made on March Madness first Friday 22nd
NYC 24 hour walking tour - 1:43 music video of Manhattan
...and atop the Empire State Building
Created on Friday March 15th, 2019
This scenic sonic slideshow story takes you on an early Autumn circle tour of
Michigan's Great Lakes - Huron, Superior, and (pure) Michigan.
Flashback 5 years - Brian's videos filmed in February 16-19, 2014
1) Taking the snowy scenic route north of Elko, Nevada
2) Wyoming and Exit 89 - a tunnel is at the 2 minute mark
3) Windy Idaho plains sleet - 2/16/2014 bucket list state
4) Idaho free range cows - 30 miles north of Nevada
5) Pony Express and its first post office - Nebraska
These next 2 were filmed later in 2014:
7) Lone Tree Field - Ypsilanti, Michigan
All Men Are Dogs
Uses sophomoricly-snarky shoot-from-the-hip writing
styles that savor one-liner salty guy-humor.
(Not for the mamby-pamby or blushingly bashful... )
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007Y74NQO - Kindle eBook
Published version of the cover for "All Men Are Dogs"
and its snarky stream-of-consciousness one-liner jokes.