â€śO, Lord be gracious unto us; we have waited for thee: be thou their arm every morning, our Salvation also in the time of troubleâ€ť Isaiah 33
KATRINA struck. With full force she descended upon us in New Orleans, and changed our lives forever. Father lost his children and sustained two blows at the same time. Is that meant to be? I don't know. I still believe in my Rock; and I know, I have a Friend - Boris A. Miksic.
I am Captain Miro Petar Alibasic, Master Mariner from Korcula, Croatia, Commander of the Supertankers and I used to have a house in New Orleans. When I was home in New Orleans I enjoyed running every evening on the levee behind my house. Levee, the man-made structure has failed during hurricane Katrina and whole city of New Orleans has become a lake. People lost all that they have built over the many years, evacuated in thousands to strange places, called â€śSuperdomesâ€ť â€“ modern word for Roman times Arenas, in shock and disbelief fighting for survival and thankful to the Lord that they have their bare lives.
I called Boris. I said: â€śBoris, I lost house and I will go to stay in Holiday Inn until going back on assignment. Boris did not think twice and replied: â€śCome to us. Our home is your homeâ€ť. Now I live in Boris's home. We share piece of bread and we pray together. We always mention name of the country that we belong â€“ our blessed land â€“ Croatia.
Thank you, Boris!
Grace be with you.
Published: 08/09/2005 00:38:44
American Dream: A Guy From Croatia
"With $37 in our pockets and much apprehension in our hearts, we flew toward our future. We had no time to think what lay ahead because the future conies to soon anyhow."
American Dream: A Guy From Croatia is the exciting saga of a man who fled his home country with nothing but change in his pockets and built a successful company with determination and guts in America. It's a story of business savvy and risk taking that will arouse the entrepreneurial spirit in every reader.
"When he arrived in the United States, Boris Miksic brought along energy, intelligence and determination. But also a dream. He was the Croatian gift to America. Today, as a successful entrepreneur, he is the American gift to Croatia."