Please forgive my recent, unannounced hiatus from the blog.
One of my best friends, Eftim, got married last weekend in Croatia, and he invited around a dozen of his friends from Louisiana to the celebration. Eftim is like family to me; my brother was his best man, so there was no way I could have possibly missed the ceremony and the celebration. We’d been planning the trip for nearly a year, and not to brag or anything, but it was the most incredible wedding I’ve ever been to in my entire life: a veritable global summit with representatives from the United States, Canada, Egypt, Germany, and Macedonia. It even made the local Croatian news (My brother is on the left, in the brown suit, and if you squint hard enough, you can see me in the background):
Congratulations to Eftim and his bride Marlen. Eftim moved from Macedonia to the United States, on his own, when he was only sixteen, graduated from ASH and then from Centenary, and then moved to Germany, where he earned a Masters in Quantitative Economics. His bride, Marlen, is from Dresden, Germany, and they met when she was studying abroad at Centenary.
More importantly, to Eftim and Marlen, thank you, thank you, thank you.