I just came across this Huffington Post piece, 15 Photos of Ernest Hemingway Being the Ultimate Alpha Male. I’m not terribly fond of all the “Look at this beautiful animal I just killed” pictures, nor am I much of a gun enthusiast, but I do love seeing Papa in his element. Real men are hard to find these days (though I’m proud to report that I managed to marry one of the last remaining few), and I think it would behoove all of the Biebers and Effrons of the world to take a page, quite literally, from Hemingway’s book.

Here’s my favorite shot, and some words from E.H. that I really needed to hear today:

Papa Hemingway

“Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry: Worry never fixes anything.”

Also, can we talk about how Ernest Hemingway was clearly the original Ron Swanson?