Bryan Smith
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Bryan Smith Feb 9, 2012. 3 Replies

Good day, gentlemen. I've been following the site for some time and, after having recently finished reading "The Art of Manliness", I can say with confidence that I am officially hooked. For a brief bio, I am a mechanical engineering graduate of…Continue

 

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Greetings, curious sir. You're probably reading this to gain some more information about me, and so, for what it's worth, I shall attempt to spare your disappointment in this regard.

In brief, I am a mechanical engineering graduate of Texas A&M University (2008), originally hailing from Allen, TX. I am married (2 yrs) with no kids (yet), and am currently living and working in Houston, TX. Like most here, I am a man of many tastes, although I particularly enjoy (especially in unison, where applicable) classic literature, smooth jazz, fine cigars, premium beers, hunting, fishing, camping, a casual game of golf, and the occasional scotch on the rocks. You could also say that I'm an (armchair) student of philosophy/theology in that I enjoy studying and thinking about the big questions in life, sometimes at the expense of everything else.

With regards to AoM, I've been following the site for some time and, after having recently finished reading "The Art of Manliness" book, I can say with confidence that I am officially hooked. I am excited to have discovered AoM, and very much look forward to getting to know everyone here while participating in both learning and discussing the many nuggets of manly wisdom to be found on this site.

In sum, I'm glad to be here. If you wish to know more, feel free to drop me a line. I'm pretty laid back and am always down for some casual conversation.

Cheers, Bryan

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God, literature, cigars, beer, friendship, pets, philosophy, music, television, coffee, video games, movies, theatre, mexican food, religion, history, theology, guns, wine, science, museums, art, pubs, apologetics
Books
The Bible, The Art of Manliness, Mere Christianity, Reasonable Faith, Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview, Systematic Theology, How to Think About the Great Ideas, Closing of the American Mind, I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist, How to Read a Book, Love Your God With All Your Mind, Easton Press Classics
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Bourne, The Godfather, Good Will Hunting, The Dark Knight, Lord of the Rings, Sherlock Holmes, Christmas Vacation, Meet the Parents, Office Space, Home Alone, A Christmas Story, Harry Potter, Shutter Island, Dan in Real Life, Indiana Jones, The Passion of the Christ, The King's Speech, Taken, Pirates of the Caribbean, It's a Wonderful Life, Inception, Men of Honor, Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Star Wars, Spider-Man, Enter the Dragon, Gladiator, The Patriot, A Christmas Carol, Braveheart, Fight Club
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Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, Louis Armstrong, Josh Groban, The Black Keys, Mumford and Sons, The Civil Wars, Mutemath, Feist, She & Him, M83, The Killers, Arcade Fire, Muse, Sondre Lerche, Badly Drawn Boy, Alter Bridge, John Mayer, Coldplay, Michael Bublé, Nat King Cole, Brand New, Michael W. Smith, Lecrae, Sister Hazel, Beethoven, Andrea Bocelli, Dave Matthews Band, eScala, Flogging Molly, Hans Zimmer, Ray Charles, Sammy Davis Jr., Nirvana, John Williams, As I Lay Dying, David Phelps
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"Red hair, sir, in my opinion, is dangerous." - P.G. Wodehouse

"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none." - William Shakespeare

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