Brian Shell and his 8:05 pipe organ performance on 10/14/2019 at: 

Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan 




Filmed 10/11/2019


A Heather Locklear Paint Portfolio 


This video presents my Uncle Bob's paintings of Heather Locklear.

He  was my Vincent, and I am his Theo.

His name is Robert Shell.




Hoarder Mother Sorter

(Tidy Up to Clear the Clutter Before and After a Break-In)


Here's the HMS paperback book


This book presents the 3.5 year peace-of-mind journey to tidy up,

let go, sort, and organize like a three-dimensional Tetris game of Life.


In other words, it's a journal of how Humpty Dumpty

put himself back together again


Much like a dude's version of Marie Kondo's

"The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up"

As 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


Brian Shell stars in his first TV commercial 

(for Dunning Toyota in Ann Arbor)

Watch the 0:56 testimonial:



9/17/2019 - Brian performs djembe along with TOOL's Fear Inoculum 


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.


Brian's newest book: 100 Names of Cats and Dogs

Drum Circles percussion CD with 50 minutes of his music

View Brian's vast bibliography of books he's published: www.amazon.com/author/brianshell


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.


If you want to learn how to publish, check out Brian's blog on Stage 32 - Publish for Kindle and Nook


Mr. Shell's 250+ YouTube videos: www.youtube.com/user/passionherodotcom


Brian's account on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/briankshell/


His profile on LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/briankshell



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. 

As a master of the mixtape, Brian is turning his cassettes into Spotify playlists.


Distortions the Soundscape - soundtrack for his supernatural film script

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

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

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

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



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.




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.



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.





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


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.



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.




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



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


"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.

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



(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




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. 





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




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





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



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.


Oprah and I 


Captures the quintessence of how meeting Oprah Winfrey gives

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







Facebook Diaries


Jumping aboard the social media bandwagon,

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





Made on 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.



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):


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 


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.


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

Brian's entry into Adobe's contest: #PickaPortraitStyle
Elvis t-shirt from Mom! Brian performs percussion on a kitchen sink at The Ark in Ann Arbor - January 2019
Satellite antennas Brian Shell helped design as an electrical engineer in Los Angeles
Fly-eye adaptive-optics 163-element antennas, plus a 9-element global antenna
Dual parabolic antennas tested & tuned by Brian Shell
Queensryche drumset for the "Promised Land" tour



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.



Brian's cafe collage in Venice Beach, CA 1999
Brian's boardwalk mural in Venice Beach, CA where he got called "Picasso" daily.




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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