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Brian's entry into Adobe's contest: #PickaPortraitStyle

Newly posted - April 17, 2019

 

From Seattle to the Cascades and Back

 

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.

 

Great gift for Mother's Day!

 

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.

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

10/1/2018

 

Video: Brian Shell plays Eat Some Vegetables Live at The Ark

It's also a 3:46 minute song on iTunes, Amazon, etc.

 

 Eat Some Vegetables 2019 montage - a new music video

 

Brian Shell explains Eat Some Vegetables and its film references

 He does so while strolling through a botanical garden - 9:00 video

 

Brian Shell's YouTube video "Top 5"

 

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

4) His percussion performance on a kitchen sink

at The Ark in Ann Arbor - 1/16/2019

5) Soul Acorns - 32 minute podcast by Brian Shell & Diane Wing

180+ image video montage of Brian's art & photography

while he discusses supernatural dimensionality

 

Released July 17, 2018

 

100 Names of Cats and Dogs is available for Kindle.

It is also available as a paperback book.

 

As it suggests, there may be nothing that a 

puppy licking your face can't cure.

 

It surveys pet owners, their pet names, and

some of the stories that make their pets special.

 

 

 

 

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

Dare to Take Risks - An Upper Peninsula Adventure

 

This scenic sonic slideshow story takes you on an early Autumn circle tour of 

Michigan's Great Lakes - Huron, Superior, and (pure) Michigan.

 

Student Study Cave - A Guide to Get Great Grades - Kindle

 

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

 

NOOK eBook version

 

FSTE Paperback book

 

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

6) Indiana-Michigan border and gratitude

 

These next 2 were filmed later in 2014:

7) Lone Tree Field - Ypsilanti, Michigan

8) Renaissance Center elevator vertigo

 

Gratitide Miles - 8000 Miles of Gratitude

 

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."

 

 

Gratitude Miles Paperback book

 

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.

Released September 20th, 2018

 

Drum Circles

 

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. 

"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.

Brian's cafe collage in Venice Beach, CA 1999
Fly-eye adaptive-optics 163-element antennas, plus a 9-element global antenna

 

 

Crossing through Career Crossroads

 

Re-calibrate to re-appreciate the crossroads Life

tends to send along the path of least regret.

 

Engineer a Path to Your Destiny and Avoid 

Living a Life of Quiet Desperation

 

CtCC Paperback book

 Dessert First Diet  

 

Savor the food you crave the most when you are hungriest

so it tastes best and then get back to work eating right.

Ultimately, it hopes to help you realize any meal's 

dietary point of nutrional dimishing returns.

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006E0T3VC

 

DFD Paperback book

 

 

Cubicle Cardio

 

Instead of one 60-minute workout, consider 60 1-minute workouts.

This exercise philosophy keeps your metabolism's

windmill spinning throughout the day. 

 

CC Kindle eBook

 

CC Paperback book

 

 

Friday blues piano practice with a sip of ice-cold Diet Pepsi - 3/8/2019 - 1:50 YouTube video - enjoy!

Click the cover collage below for the book bibliography of Brian Shell:

Location where Mr. Shell's writing career truly began with a Lake Huron view.

 

Daily Common Cents 

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B015G2AZ5G - Kindle eBook

 

366 daily inspirations which present tips and tricks to make your $$$ last longer

 

This book's manuscript was hand-written in a day-journal to

keep each daily inspiration concise.

 

DCC Paperback book

 

 

Attack of the Electronic Dust Bunnies

 

A.I. plays the part of an electronic trickster in this sci-fi novella,

and "It" randomly starts to pull the plug on

electricity and the internet.

 

AotEDB Paperback book

 

The Chip

 

This edgy short film script satirizes future femto-physics for

electronic picochips and biochip implantation. 

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006GEPUW2 - Kindle eBook

 

3-way mirror at Frank Lloyd Wright's Affleck House

Distortions  

 

(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.

 Kindle eBook

 

 

 

Making a Masterpiece

 

It contains all the film pre-production preparations Mr. Shell made for

his "Distortions" script which shows our inner truth in the mirror's reflection.

 

MaM Kindle eBook

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Recent video sonic slideshows (March 27-31, 2019):

 

Seattle and The House of Mirrors 1997

4:54 in length

 

Venice Beach Walkabout 1999

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 

Dual parabolic antennas tested & tuned by Brian Shell

 

Texas Hold’em Tournament Tactics 

 

Tips & tricks Mr. Shell used to win numerous poker tournaments.

It strictly covers the changing strategies of tournament play. 

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004D4Y672 - Kindle eBook

 

NOOK eBook version

 

 

Start My Heart Art

 

A photo eBook of all the art Brian Shell created with flavorful details

and colorful commentary about the origin and inspiration for each piece. 

 

Elvis t-shirt from Mom! Brian performs percussion on a kitchen sink at The Ark in Ann Arbor - January 2019

 

Detour

 

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.

 

 

 

Mind Games   

 

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

 

 

 

The Sexuality of Synergy 

 

A streamofconsciousness book about the muse and

sexual components that often fuel its creative inspirations.

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00C1P39H8 - Kindle eBook

 

tSoS Paperback book

 

Satellite antennas Brian Shell helped design as an electrical engineer in Los Angeles

 

 

Single Mom Soul – Spring

 

Kindle eBook of daily inspirations for the single mother 

just as Spring begins to sing & bloom.

 

99 cent Kindle eBook

 

 

 

Single Mom Soul - Summer

 

This Kindle eBook delivers daily inspirations to

Savor those dreaded triple-dog-dare-ya days of Summer.

 

99 cent Kindle eBook

 

 

 

Single Mom Soul – Autumn

 

Inspires you daily for the full & fun season of Fall.

 

99 cent Kindle eBook

 

 

 

Single Mom Soul - Winter

 

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

Teenage Jesus

 

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

 

 

 

A Prodigal Son Returns

 

This return-to-faith journey examines the effects of a

priest's failed fondling attempt.  It describes how Divine Intelligence delivered hope.

A newfound faith emerges which enables the boy to mature into a compassionate man.

 

APSR Paperback book

 

Brian's boardwalk mural in Venice Beach, CA where he got called "Picasso" daily.

 

American Romance

 

Arranged-marriage love-triangle romcom movie script set in

Ann Arbor, Michigan and Patna, India...

which pays tribute to Ann Arbor's Faz Husain

 

This is the Hollywood version of my Bollywood "Here & There" ebook.

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004ELAQ5A - Kindle eBook

 

 

 

 

Here & There

 

Bollywood/Hollywood romcom bounces its

best-of-both-worlds dilemma between India & Detroit.

 

This is a Bollywood alternate-ending version of the "American Romance" film script.

Queensryche drumset for the "Promised Land" tour

 

Oprah and I 

 

Captures the quintessence of how meeting Oprah Winfrey gives

the guts to become a writer... set in 1994 Los Angeles.

 

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0057XOR86

 

 

 

Facebook Diaries

 

Jumping aboard the social media bandwagon,

this 2010 journal captures new-user fb first-impressions.

 

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00585CG54

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Love Poems 

 

Inspired by Dead Poets Society, these poems once tried to woo women

with well written words, rhyme, and verse.  A lof of B.S. pure drivel.

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006OP40WO - Kindle eBook 

 

NOOK eBook version

 

 

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