Enjoy as Brian Shell accompanies a Pink Floyd song - https://youtu.be/OOE8qxmHFEo


During Covid-19, Brian invested in a glass slide and a ukulele. 


It's always been his goal to learn to pluck & strum a stringed instrument.


Recorded in November 2021, the 7-minute song is from Endless River: It's What We Do


Engineering Student Paths - Coursepack



Perfect for homeschooling, this digital education package presents

15 lesson plans for teacher and student.



Targeted to Grades 9-12 and Undergrad students: 

Content contains plentiful pathways to become an engineer:


undergrad, grad school, PhD paths, corporate engineering, mid-sized firms, start-ups,

teaching it as a professor, intellectual property, and financial realities engineering affords


You've reached Brian Shell's PassionHero.com


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.


32 minute podcast - Brian and Diane Wing discuss his supernatural screenplay - "Distortions"


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


Mr. Shell's profile on LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/briankshell


Brian's bibliography of books: www.amazon.com/author/brianshell




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 eBook version of Single Mom Daily Devotions


This is the book that began it all for Brian...

...it was his first one published.

The following list is Brian's bibliography of paperback books: 


https://www.amazon.com/dp/1718947380 - 100 Names of Cats and Dogs

https://www.amazon.com/dp/149043643X - Single Mom Daily Devotions

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1517382629 - Daily Common Cents

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1505215919 - Gratitude Miles

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1507828349 - Cubicle Cardio

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1484109902 - Dessert First Diet

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1519785151 - From Student to Engineer

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1518679641 - Crossing through Career Crossroads

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1986162397 - Student Study Cave: A Guide to Get Great Grades



Student Study Cave - A Guide to Get Great Grades 


Paperback Print Version: Student Study Cave


Contains tips and tricks to lean to earn superb grades.


Written by a high school valedictorian...


...who earned full-ride scholarships throughout graduate school.


Good education teaches the great student to learn how to learn.



Brian Shell's fun percussion song mentioned on The Tonight Show:


Eat Some Vegetables


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 music video 


Brian Shell explains Eat Some Vegetables and its film references

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


Cover image photographed at the northern-most point of Lake Michigan in the Upper Peninsula!




Daily Common Cents


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

Pinch your pennies so that your dollars add up. 


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



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

keep each daily inspiration concise.

Transcribing it was its first edit.



Daily Common Cents 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. 


For example, parking far away enables more steps to your inner daily pedometer (and there's 

always plenty of parking), weeding your garden by doing a squat (instead of bending at the waist).

Using the stairs rather than taking an elevator helps too.   Each extra activity counts One.  Each adds up.

Isometrics are another example, like Kegel flexing.  While driving I flex my abs from side-to-side: mini-crunches. 



Cubicle Cardio Kindle eBook

Cubicle Cardio Paperback book



Apply the 1 minute workout principle, several times, all day long!


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 - print version of "From Student to Engineer"


 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.

"Cure the craving before it blossoms into a binge."

This is a bend-don't-break food philosophy.


For example, don't drink your calories if at all possible.

Instead of having a glass of orange juice, eat an orange.

Most calories consumed by drinking 'em are simple sugars.


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


Dessert First Diet Paperback book


(In 2012, this eBook reached #1 on Amazon during its 4th of July freebie!)

Cover image for "100 Names of Cats and Dogs"



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 short stories that make their pets special.




Brian Shell's music video - 8/15/2021 - A Year of Chalk Art




(He plays a portable synthsizer during a Friday sunset drum circle in Ann Arbor, Michigan.)




Distortions - 1997 First Final Draft

Finished in Seattle 11/11/1997



Logline: A supernatural entity uses mirrors as its portal and distorts mirror reflections to

alter the lives of four characters for serendipity to nudge each into a new chapter of life.



While traveling in 1999, this initial version had its digital file lost, 

so during 2020's Covid-19 quarantine Brian hand-scanned its only printed draft.


Thus, this Kindle "eBook" contains all jpeg scans of the original

film script's courier-font printed pages written and set around Seattle, Washington.



Enjoy this 32-minute enlightening podcast on supernatural spirituality between

Brian Shell and Life Path Coach extraordinaire: Diane Wing


Mr. Shell also describes in detail his supernatural screenplay: "Distortions"







(supernatural suspense drama screenplay

that started it all for Brian on July 9, 1995)

Finished in Seattle 1997 where Mr. Shell scouted all of its Washington film locations



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 pivot and shift towards our destined True Selves.



"snoitrotsiD" the Kindle eBook




Received Wisdom about Right Conduct


Set inside a House of Mirrors, 4 people represent 4 emotions:

Pride/Ego, Anger, Grief, and Love in this stage play on Serendipity.



https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004CYF4ME - Kindle eBook




This is an expanded version of The House of Mirrors from

Brian's supernatural screenplay titled "Distortions"




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.



It contains character profiles, soundtrack suggestions, marketing ideas,

actor packaging, location scouting, concept explanation, and 

alternate versions of The House of Mirrors crescendo.




"Making a Materpiece" Kindle eBook


Thank you!

"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

"Your legacy should be that you made it better than it was when you got it." - Lee Iacocaca

"If you're going to do something tonight that you'll be sorry for tomorrow, sleep late." - Henny Youngman

"I've stood with the trees in the storm to keep them company just so someone will have done it." - H.D.T.


Like I Never Left - Brian Shell's 2020 music release on iTunes


Enjoy its 3:51 minutes on Spotify by clicking here: Like I Never Left.


Mr. Shell primarily performs on a tubular steel xylophone known by the name: "Pipe Dreams"


New too is his music video of Brian's favorite roads less travelled - Like I Never Left video #1


Enjoy his cool scat along a Natural Beauty Road to it too - Like I Never Left video #2 



December 1999 drawing by Brian Shell titled "Id-eas"


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. 

It was inspired by a 2012 visit to the Detroit Institute of Arts.





Cover photo taken within The Grand Hotel...

...where "Somewhere in Time" was filmed.



Gratitide Miles - 8000 Miles of Gratitude



On this 2014 8000-mile 20-day roadtrip, Brian gives gratitude to many past L.A. mentors. 

What makes this journey even more memorable is that 2 of those mentors passed in 2018.

Going across the country to give them gratitude then, in person, only offers no regrets now. 


Gratitude Miles Paperback book




Gratitude Miles soundtrack music playlist on Spotify


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.



Flashback 7.75 years since Gratitude Miles - Brian's videos filmed in February 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 2/18/2014

6) Indiana-Michigan border and gratitude - 2/19/2014


7) Cadillac Hotel Venice Beach Boardwalk memories - 2/8/2014



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



Crossing thru Career Crossroads - the paperback pamphlet/book


Pre-Celebrity Jesus: The Man Beyond 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.


Moreso, it ponders Jesus' humanity before he became "famous."


For example, did he fart? Did it stink? Did he ever joke that it didn't? 

Had he walked out onto a frozen lake and claimed that he'd walked on water?

Did he ever get drunk, obnoxious, egotistical, and hung-over?

Did he experience infatuation and/or a romantic kiss?

Would he ever use sarcasm or pull any pranks?

12 Disciples: like a movie star's entourage?


Many unanswered questions explore who he was as a boy who became a Man... and became a Messiah of Truth to so many.


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004D4Y66S - Kindle eBook link for Pre-Celebrity Jesus



Twenty Two Short Stories about

Teenage Jesus


Film script of 22 shorts stories that explores Jesus' unknown teenage years.

Each acts as a "circle of illumination" gestalt to different facets of Christ's youth.


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004CYF4JW - Kindle eBook


Brian Shell wrote the first draft for this script in 7 days of 2004's Lenten season.

Never before had he felt "inspired" as when these words and stories poured out.



Its structure is similar to the film "32 Short Films About Glenn Gould"





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 single-mom-centered inspirations so...

Savor the dreaded triple-dog-dare-ya seaonal days/daze 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 "seasonal" Kindle eBook




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

Brian's boardwalk mural in Venice Beach, CA where he got called "Picasso" daily.
Rose & Navy lifeguard shacks were Brian Shell's place to sleep in Venice Beach 11/98-8/99 - on them when dry, under them in the rain - "the Sea" as his backyard!
Deep Memory - playlist photo from Playa del Rey 1993

Brian Shell's Spotify playlists:

Deep Memory - Begun on 9/27/2021, each song is an EPROM (electronic programable read on Memory)

Back from Toronto - 2003 in November 3 familiar friends shared a reunion from 1999 Venice Beach

30 Hours in NYC - Compiled in June 2007, this mixtape playlist gets refreshed in September 2021

Nostalgia Becomes a Balm - Like Proust's madeleine-memory, these songs still evoke deep emotion

A Clean Slate - Made this mixtape on 3/7/2007, this Spotify 2-hour playlist got compiled 6/12/2021

Journeys to Justice -  Playlist began 5/24/2021 and runs abour 4 hours - dedicated to mentors

A Sunday in Brentwood -  - 4/23/1995 at the corner of Barrington Place and Sunset Boulevard

Reflections - Made on 9/28/1995 prior to a trip to Hawaii and eventually the island of Kauai

Lost on the Edge - Starry night drives south of Kansas City - made 10/6/1996 - chasing a dream

Dancin' on Mountaintops - Daily drives east on I-90 to Snoqualmie Summit - mixed on 3/17/1997

Rock Bottom Seattle 1997 - On 1/25/1997 this tape's inspiration was Rock Bottom restaurant Seattle

Naivety Letting Go - Mixtape made on 11/9/1996 prior to driving from Detroit to KC to LA to Seattle

Rockin' & Jammin' - When Brian was an engineer in LA, he made this 2/12/1993 Redondo Beach

Workout Tape 1990 - Functional, made before Brian began to title & date each mixtape

The Songs of the Manly Man - Created on 11/9/1996 with plenty of bawdy innuendoes

25 Years of Fiction's Reality - Compiled on 3/29/1996 in Marina del Rey, California 

Launch 2021 Gratitude - Begun 1/31/2021 on Gratitude Miles 7-year anniversary

Transformational Changes - 7/20/2011 was the birth day for this playlist

2021 from 1995 Odyssey - Movie mixtape soundtrack made 9/17/1995

Autumn in Black River - Mixtape made in Autumn 1995 - compiled 12/21/2020

My Top Songs 2020 - These are the top 100 songs Brian enjoyed during Covid-19

Winds of Change - Made this cassette mixtape on 7/6/1995 in Los Angeles 

Funkity Fusion Funk - 17 hrs. 58 min. and 210 tunes - Begun: 3/16/2020

Cool Tunes at Age 52 - Brian chooses 152 songs for 12 hours of tunes

Heavy Metal Mayhem - 300 songs & 26.0 hours of hard rockin' heavy metal music

Distortions the Soundscape - soundtrack for his supernatural film script

Past Friends Present Tense - This list consists of songs former friends liked

Slick! - funk and prog rock listened to as he scouted locations for Distortions

Some of This... Some of That... - made in autumn up in northern Michigan

Ahhh... Venice (memory) - memories of Venice Beach and Brian's mural

New Faces... both Young & Old - Marina del Rey walkabout mixtape

The Trip of 3 Great Lakes in a Day - Superior, Michigan, Huron

Renewed Belief - Pure muscular hair metal with a few to ruminate about

Spring Fever - Starts out solemn and then packs a passionate punch

Almost There - Prog rock and metal MDR memories from 1996

Reunited and Feels So Good - Made 1/14/2000 with a dash of melancholy

Joshua Tree Palm Springs - Windmills, snowy San Jacinto, and 1/6/1995 romance

Journey to Light - Soundtrack for a space-based love-story - created Oct. 1996

Belief - Mixtape made in Marina del Rey - December 1995

Introspection - Inspired by Brentwood in December 1994

Cabin Fever! - Inspired by: songs from films

Rumination and Tears - 11/5/1995 playlist

Exclamation - Made June 2, 2000

Gratitude Miles - 5/14/2014

To 2020 Vision - 1/2/2020

Changes - 10/10/1996

Freefall - 2/21/2020

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