I'm Bryn (aka The Refined Cowboy).
With my wife Dee and our cat Lady Mia Pussington this site is an attempt at conveying our thoughts, feelings and experiences with the world. It is a portal for discussing news, events, books, films, music, clothes, relationships, work and even general household maintenance.
Although by night I am a pen-slinging author and blogger, by day I am the editor of a film website and a PR / Marketing specialist.
All three of us are open to collaboration, so if you have a project you think we'd be interested in then feel free to get in touch.
WHAT EXACTLY IS A REFINED COWBOY?
adjective: With impurities or unwanted elements having been removed by processing.
"refined sugar" (purified, pure, clarified, clear, strained, sifted, filtered, rarefied, distilled, concentrated, processed, treated, polished)
Elegant and cultured in appearance, manner, or taste.
"her voice was very low and refined" (cultivated, cultured, polished, civilized, stylish, elegant, sophisticated, urbane)
Developed or improved so as to be precise or subtle.
"building up a more refined profile of the customer's needs"
As a modern heterosexual man I feel like the traditional image of masculinity is outdated and incorrect. Men should feel free to be sensitive, thoughtful and open. The old image of the Marlboro Man cowboy as the archetypal ideal of masculinity (strong, silent and solitary) needs to be put to rest.
I live my life by the concept of REVERS
This is an acronym I developed for the principles behind the modern man, not only qualities he should live by but strive to improve each and every day. The man of the 21st century should be…
R - Respectable (Demonstrate an altruistic philosophy)
E - Educated (Committed to learning and growing as a person)
V - Versatile (Open to new experiences and endeavouring to excel at new interests)
E - Enlightened (A pragmatic Platonist, aware that the world is more than the eye can see)
R - Resourceful (Willing to explore unconventional solutions to challenges)
S - Stylish (Looking his best not for vanity but as a sign of respect for himself and others)
Much of this blog is a chronicle of my life as I attempt to live by these values.