About Gint Aras

Gint Aras (Karolis Gintaras Žukauskas) is the author of the forthcoming cross-generational family epic, The Fugue, set for release in December from The Chicago Center for Literature and Photography. He's a photographer and the author of the cult novel, Finding the Moon in Sugar. Learn more at his website, Liquid Ink. Follow him on Twitter, and like him on Facebook.

We’re Doomed…a Day of Facebook ‘Facts’

After a day of drinking in Facebook posts and memes, I resisted engaging in trash talk. Doesn’t that count for something?

On Snot, a Parenting Episode

My boy wiped snot on his jacket and smirked as if to say, “Your loss.”

The Story of My Vasectomy, a Snarky Jingle and Tom Waits

Post-vasectomy haze, I floated, heard myself say: “Do you like Tom Waits? Answer ‘No’ and you’ll go to hell where five strangers will cut your genitals.”

3 Reasons American Education is in Crisis

Schools reflect and influence culture at the same time.

No More NFL For Me

Gint Aras has always been a football fan. But he can no longer associate himself with that culture.

I Bought Beer For Teenage Boys

And I would do it again.

How Do You Deal With a Guy Wearing a Vulgar Shirt?

Is anything inappropriate to wear to class anymore?

I Could Have Slept With My Professor

A proposition leaves a young man feeling conflicted, regretful.

Robin Williams Inspired Me To Teach

On the death of a great artist.

The Most Dangerous Word

A run in with a former student who believes schools fail youth.

An Egalitarian State Lets Everyone Learn

Feel smug about your level of skill, but don’t consider your smugness a sign of your education.

I’m Not the Only One Who Sucks?

Just what sort of company does misery love, anyway?

A Guy Like Me Isn’t Supposed to Learn This

We fear education because it transforms our identities.

Don’t Have a BA? Apply Anyway, Guys

An interview with a business man who’d hire you without a BA.

I’m A Man Who Teaches Like A Catholic Nun

It’s time to get back to the basics, whether we like it or not.

Art, Farming and a Safe Place For Boys to Discover Meaning

Is this a model for serious education reform? Theodore Richards and The Chicago Wisdom Project.