Parks, if it had to be boiled down to its base themes, is a show about acceptance and learning that people who are different can still co-exist beautifully. It’s a show about compromise, as we’ve seen loved ones on this series constantly have to negotiate through this because of just how much they love their other. It may be pat, but it’s a distillation of what working for the government can mean, essentially. So for a show that so often had the parks department trying to appease some local whacko as two opposing viewpoints tried to see eye-to-eye, it’s extremely fitting that the last pair of disparate opinions that need to be reconciled are Ron and Leslie’s. She is the confetti and glitter that is filling the authentic claymore landmine that is Ron Swanson.”

The Beauty of Workplace Proximity and True Friendship in Parks and Rec’s Final Season Bottle Episode


H. Swanson

H. - The Histories, Herodotus

S - The Satanic Verses, Salman Rushdie

W - Watership Down, Richard Adams

A - The Arabian Nights

N - Nefer the Silent (Stone of Light), Christian Jacq

S - Song of Solomon, Toni Morrison

O - The Once and Future King, T. H. White

N - New Spring (Wheel of Time), Robert Jordan

I wanted to spell out my name with some of my favorite books

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About Ron Swanson

Yes Ron Swanson is a loved character from a vastly popular show for a variety of reasons
But I never have seen a post about how important he is
Ron Swanson is shown as a very independent and strong (yet caring) character
Basically he’s the ideal “Mans Man”
But here’s the thing
Ron Swanson this guy who seems able to handle anything
Needs help getting out of a toxic relationship
He realizes this allows it letting his friends help him till he’s able to handle it on his own
He even relapses multiple times
But he does get through it with help
I for one wish I could have seen that sooner