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Cover image for "100 Names of Cats and Dogs"

Free Kindle eBook download: July 2nd - 6th, 2022

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Free Kindle eBook download: July 2nd - 5th, 2022

 

Single Mom Soul – Autumn

 

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

 

99 cent Kindle eBook

 

Free Kindle eBook download: July 6th - 10th, 2022

 

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

 

 

Brian Shell's percussive song mentioned 10/1/2018 on The Tonight Show:

 

Eat Some Vegetables

 

Eat Some Vegetables on iTunes

 

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

 

Brian Shell explains Eat Some Vegetables and its film references

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

 

Cover image is at the northern-most point of Lake Michigan in Michigan's Upper Peninsula!

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Enjoy percussion by Brian Shell along to the "naked track" version of Steve Vai's song: "Juice" https://youtu.be/D34PyfQJmN4

 

Deferred joys purchased thru sacrifice are often the sweetest.

 

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!

 

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

 

 

 

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.

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.

 

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

 

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

 

Mr. Shell's 200+ YouTube videos: www.youtube.com/user/passionherodotcom

 

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

 

Filmed 5/19/2022 in Ann Arbor, Michigan by Brian Shell - he teaches you steel tongue drum techniqueshttps://youtu.be/7bd82l-BJh0 

 

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"

 

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.

 

 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.

 

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!)

Finished Feb. 2022 before Kentanji Brown Jackson got nominated for the Supreme Court.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Erane-Jefferson-Success-Story-Brian-ebook/dp/B09S3TFB9S

 

Published by Brian Shell in February 2022, this is a fictional coming-of-age story about an African-American young lady who grows up in South Central Los Angeles but moves to Ann Arbor, Michigan with her mother after her Dad dies. Erane Jefferson is her name, and she possesses an amazingly inquisitive mind who goes on to graduate from the University of Michigan and then attends their gorgeous gothic Law Quad as a grad student. After getting accepted to law school, she sits inside their walled-garden sanctuary with her Arabic boyfriend, Boaz. UofM’s key groundskeeper smiles & says, “It’s for lovers like you that we keep this place pristine.” Admirably she then aspires to educate herself into practicing Law more. So, her early yearnings earn her the desire to better herself - daily. Passes the bar exam.  She goes from LA’s “The Jungle” to becoming elected as a legal judge. Maybe we can call it “Judge from ‘The Jungle.’” Better yet we can call it “From ‘The Jungle’ to Judge.” Just spit-ballin’ alternative titles, y’all. Really though, this is just a noble modern-day success story.

 

May its inspirational loosey-goosey transformations bring you tingles.

 

Here's the link for the paperback book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09S66MW5Y

 

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

 

 

Amazon author: many of Brian Shell's paperback books: 

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09S66MW5Y - Erane Jefferson Success Story

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

 

Gratitide Miles - 8000 Miles of Gratitude

 

 

On this 2014 8000-mile 20-day road diary, Brian gives gratitude to all of his former mentors. 

What makes this journey even more memorable is that 5 of those mentors have now passed away.

 

Going across the country to give them gratitude back 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 8 years - some of Brian's many Gratitude Miles 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

 

'"Learn your instrument." - Stanley Clarke

"I've got music to play! - Sir Mark Copeland

"A mentat needs his data." - Frank Herbert - DUNE

"A quick 'No' is better than a slow 'Maybe.'" - Joe Marr

"You have to live Life in order to express it." - Oscar Wilde

"The life which is not examined is not worth living." - Plato

"No matter where you go; there you are." - Buckaroo Banzai

"You don't need an instrument to practice." - Ndugu Chancler

"The happiest people I know are creative on a daily basis." - Dr. David Bressler

"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

"Scat cat:  If you can't sing it, you can't play it." - Father Steven Bookvich - a.k.a. - Muruga Booker

"A record is never done.  At some point, you just decide to stop working on it." - Matthew "Tuna" Altruda

"How do I play solo 'Salt Peanuts' so fast?  Hmmm... Attitude!!" - Lewis Nash - Eastern Illinois University

"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.

"Manifest Destiny has other plans for you, my friend." - Cedric the Entertainer in the fine Tom Hanks film: "Larry Crowne"

Deferred joys purchased through sacrifice are often the sweetest.

 

 

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

 

Crossing through Career Crossroads

Engineer a Path to Your Destiny and

Aviod Living a Life of Quiet Desperation

 

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 book

 

 

Shastra:

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"

 

 

 

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"

 

 

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.

 

 

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

 

 

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

Brian Shell on Spotify:

Made in 1993 - Brian Shell returns to a tape he made in L. A. with songs his new friends suggested

Brighter Horizons - Brian's Cinco de Mayo 2022 playlist

Oh Father My Father - made 2/15-24/2022 - it contains 34.0 hours of GREAT music & 405 songs 

Top Songs of 2021 - Brian's top 100 songs he played on Spotify in 2021

Deep Memory - Begun 9/27/21 each song is an EPROM (electronic programable read only 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 - 18 hrs. 25 min. and 215 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

 

 

 

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 - Winter

 

Daily wintertime inspirations help keep you warm as a Kindle eBook. 

 

99 cent "seasonal" Kindle eBook

 

 

 

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"

 

 

 

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.

 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A7GJLV6 

 

 

Cover photo taken within The Grand Hotel..."Somewhere in Time" 

 

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