8000km Motorbike Trip Across the Balkans

He crossed 15 countries and 19 borders. It took him 4 weeks and was one of the most interesting things he has ever done in his life.

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’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.

Guys, Change Your Scenery

The only way to beat the taxing grind is to get out of it, at least for a while.

Tal Fortgang, Privilege and Unintended Ironies

Community College instructor Gint Aras responds to Tal Fortgang’s dismissal of his white privilege.

Are Americans Spending Too Much On Weddings?

An annual study reveals what American couples spend just to get married.

The Nightmare of a Father and a Husband

The husband and the father is supposed to be there even when he isn’t.

Dragging A Drunk Husband Home

When married couples make scenes in public, the rest of us are left pondering.

Separation As A Test Of Love

We learn a lot about how we feel for a wife and children when we have to spend a chunk of time away.

5 Things I Hear As A Married Man

Demonstrating on this 4th of July that individuality and marriage can (and should) go together.

Finding Happiness in the Perfect Hat

We are only given a few moments in life when something feels truly perfect. For Gint Aras, that perfect feeling came with a linen cap on a street in Lithuania.

Unfinished Symphony: A Memoir Excerpt

A daughter recalls her father’s ragged oaths, then the gentle, intelligent voice letters penned from the other side of the world.

“Finding the Moon in Sugar” Book Review

In an all-American tale, Gint Aras takes a gritty look at change, love, life, and who and what we are.