Free eBook download for this title: September 15th-19th, 2021
(Tidy Up to Clear the Clutter Before and After a Break-In)
Here's the HMS paperback book
What if a home invasion became the catalyst to personal transformation?
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.
It's also about learning to find a home for each household item.
During Covid, it's made his place a destination station... a place to Be.
Afterall, a clear conscience makes for the softest of pillows.
Inspired by Marie Kondo's "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up"
22 years ago Sept. 3, 1999, Brian Shell arrived in Ann Arbor aboard an Amtrak Train from L.A.
That began his Author's Journey after the 4 years he traveled upon a Screenwriter's Path.
On 9/11/2021, he simply asks, "What if we called God by another term: 'Ice Cream'?"
Each religion could be a different flavor. A favorite for each and to each their own...
If it's a double or triple-scoop, consider the countless culinary combinations.
So after 22 years, Brian Shell asks, "Don't all of us love Ice Cream?"
Sundaes on a Sunday become a special, spiritually-sacred event.
It'd then give new meaning to the term "ice cream social" too.
Paperback Print Version: Student Study Cave
Perfect for at-home virtual learning - create cool study spaces!
Contains tips and tricks to earn straight-A's.
The sanctity of a student's study space must be preserved.
Written by a high school valedictorian...
...who earned full-ride scholarships throughout graduate school for great grades.
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
(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's fun percussion song mentioned on The Tonight Show:
"Eat Some Vegetables"
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!
Brian Shell's music video - 8/15/2021 - A Year of Chalk Art - https://youtu.be/RerUasaTkU8
(he plays a portable synthsizer during a Friday sunset drum circle in Ann Arbor, Michigan)
By request from Anaheim Hills, California...
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/1087220440 - Hoarder Mother Sorter
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/1514727854 - Attack of the Electronic Dust Bunnies
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1986162397 - Student Study Cave - A Guide to Get Great Grades
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.
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"
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
(In 2012, this eBook reached #1 on Amazon during its 4th of July freebie!)
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
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.
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.
Apply the 1 minute workout principle, several times, all day long!
Brian Shell's Spotify playlists:
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 - Watching the Getty Center museum being built - 4/23/1995
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, inspired by "The Little Rascals"
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
BVLGARI Inspirations - This scent made sense to spend $ and cents 5/15/2008
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. 52 min. and 208 tunes - Begun: 3/16/2020
Cool Tunes at Age 52 - Brian chooses 152 songs for 12 hours of tunes
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 Pulp Fiction: 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
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.
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.
Twenty Two Short Stories about
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"
"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 Iacocca
"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
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
FSTE Paperback book - print version of "From Student to Engineer"
Sparks of chemistry and instant infatuation
set Harry Hughes & Fay Guyton into a
whirlwind romance that turns to
marriage, mind games, and
manly-man bawdy humor
which rivaled "The Man Show"
"Don't call it a divorce, call it a parole."
That's his elder mentor's take, "Been there; done that." This elder adds.
This romcom film script is a 20-something, LA-hipster version of "War of the Roses"
(written in 1998 in Pacific Palisades and at the UCLA Student Union)
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.
This edgy short film script satirizes future femto-physics for
electronic picochips and biochip implantation.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006GEPUW2 - Kindle eBook
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?
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
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 single-mom-centered inspirations so...
Savor the dreaded triple-dog-dare-ya seaonal days/daze of Summer.
Daily wintertime inspirations help keep you warm as a Kindle eBook.
99 cent "seasonal" Kindle eBook
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.
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 7.5 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
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
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"
The Heather Locklear collection of paintings by Bob Shell
A Heather Locklear Paint Portfolio - a short video homage
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...
His name is Robert Shell...
His name is Robert Shell...
Jumping aboard the social media bandwagon,
this 2010 journal captures new-user fb first-impressions.
Oprah and I
Captures the quintessence of how meeting Oprah Winfrey gives
Brian Shell the guts to become a writer... set in 1994 Los Angeles...
after Oprah screened "Interview with a Vampire"and then inteviewed Tom Cruise.
After, Brian made his way to the stage and
gave Oprah a copy of Racquetball Magazine with Stedman Graham on the cover.
That one scored major points with her, and it was the September/October 1994 issue.
Fortunately, Brian's roommate in Playa del Rey also subscribed to Racquetball Magazine.
That's why Brian still has a copy of that particular magazine in 2021 to show to you today.
Over 25 years later, Mr. Shell still remembers her firm, genuine handshake
and Oprah's direct eye contact with sincere focus on "only You."
This eBook's cover image was taken at Santa Monica's 3rd Street Promenade June 1995.