12 December. Education and stuff

12 December. Education and stuff

My beautiful Byron,

I was talking to my new friend who is a professor of Education in America, and we had a good talk about you. Imagine the irony. I so love education and being a part of your education was a big part of my enthusiasm for having a child as an older parent. Especially one as lovely as you. Now I play no part in your education and that saddens me. I just hope you are an enthusiastic learner and hungry for information. Being young is the great time for a developing mind to take on information like a sponge. Be sure to take on the right information. I had so hoped to teach you Greek.

This ‘DEEP SEA’ design is very informative in an entertaining way. I hope you enjoy it and it helps encourage you to think about the Oceans and what goes on there. And how big they are. And how most of the Earth is water. And why we need to look after our Oceans. And our planet.

I chDSCF0051_HDRose this picture of John to share with you. He was not much older than you are now. I spent a lot of time on John’s education. This picture is taken in Patmos. A Greek Island. It was Johns second visit there. Patmos is most famous because it is the location of  “the cave of the Apocalypse”. Where what became the Book Of Revelations in the Bible was written.
This location is in the Grotto where, almost 2,000 years ago, a Greek named John (the Theologian) wrote his inspirational widely read translated piece after getting toasted on turned berries. Fruit would fall from trees and then turn to alcohol. This poor guy had no food back in those days, and would eat these berries and fruits and it looks like the sugar turned to alcohol and it made him a little crazy. Because he said he heard the rock above him split into three and then The Father, the Son and The Holy Ghost starting telling him some stuff to write down.  He claimed the rock spoke to him.
These amazing stories were then adapted and became one of the 80 books  still used in Bibles to this day.  It is nice to visit the locations where these funny stories come from and form a clear opinion on them. That’s what John did. Later on, when John was at a very Religious Catholic boarding school, one day he asked me to come to his Prize giving. He hadn’t won any prizes before then. (He was 14 at that time.) I waited there for ages, with his mother, who I used to talk to a lot about Johns education,  as they called out all the prize winners. And then came the biggest prize. Religious Education. I could not believe John had managed to convince the Catholic priests that he was the most knowledgeable on religion as a non believer. I was so impressed and thought that all the travel he did with me helped to round his education.
I am so sorry that Charlotte Adler, Tom Amlot and Michele O’Leary have worked so hard to deny you the opportunity to enjoy the same learning experiences John had with me. Sadly, Adler knew what advantages I have in this area, but still chose money and her lawyer Tom Amlots advice  over your education with me.
Travel is the great educator. So much better than advertising-sale News programming that many wrongly believe entitles them to a credible opinion.

I am sad that we won’t be together again this Christmas time. Once again, I had put in place a travel arrangement for you to be with us. And have a real experience of skiing. Lots of snow has fallen already this year. Also. Speaking of education. I remember how much John benefited from having a Mac laptop. I made sure he had one all the time from the age of 9. One day when his mac broke down at school – when he was about 14 – he phoned to tell me. I got him a new one, loaded the applications he needed, and paid a driver to take it to his school two hours drive away. About four hours after he reported it to me, he had a new mac, with the software pre-loaded. It is a very important learning tool.
I have tried repeatedly to get a new Mac Laptop to you. So far, no luck. I have asked Chris to try again for you this Christmas. It is an important tool for your education. Adler should realize that.  If you read this – contact Chris yourself here https://www.facebook.com/chris.ghelakis Chris will arrange a laptop sent to you with Adlers’ permission. Unless she prefers to buy you one herself. Or deny you a learning opportunity instead?
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I am writing a fun new story called “THE DARK STRANGER”.  About this guy who travels through time and puts things right. And I based it on this picture of when I was a Cowboy.

Well. That’s our meet for today. Election day in the UK. I do hope the Greedy Brexit tax dodging Conservatives don’t win. We will only know tomorrow.

Miss you,
Love you,

Daddy

 

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LETTERS TO BYRON in chronological order:

The first of the LETTERS TO BYRON:  The PILOT
2nd GRAHAM COY
3rd:  TOM AMLOT
4th:  Thanksgiving day
5th: MICHELLE O’LEARY. The switch Judge
6th : Raining in California
7th: Music
8th: December Rain
9th: Brexit and Greek war
10th: Winnie the Poo
11th: December kayaking
12th: Family law and Mark Zetin
13th: Xmas day 2018
14th: Maria and Anna
15th: New years eve 2018
16th: Your first smile
17th: Your Uncle GEORGE
18th: The Mighty PACIFIC
19th: WEBSTER and Summer HOLIDAY 2019
20th: Breach of Privacy offense
21st: MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY
22nd: Philotimia
23rd: A short note
24th: MUSIC and KINDNESS
25th: Robin Hood
26th: SRA ethical code
27th: NINE YEARS LATER
28th: Valentines day
29th: EVZONES
30th: Rushing
31st: Quick Note
32nd: Johannesburg 2019
33rd: Still in Johannesburg
34th: More Johannesburg
35th: Last Johannesburg for now
36th: Traveling. Upgrade
37th: Spring
38th: Whales
39th: MEXICO
40th: CABO ST LUCAS
41st: 1 April. Wallace’s Birthday
42nd: SANTA BARBARA
43rd: Short letter
44th: PINEAPPLE EXPRESS
45th: KIRA visits
46th: Goodbye uncle Lazaros
47th: Easter Monday
48th: OJAI Tennis
49th: Short letter
50th: PARENTAL ALIENATION FACTS
51st: Cartagena memory
52nd: NEW RECORD
53rd: Last letter to 9 yo
54th: First letter to 10 yo
55th: D Day – 75 years
56th: LA QUINTA
57th: MASON GRADUATES
58th: DESIDERATA
59th: EARTHQUAKE
60th:  Chris and Golf
61st: Chris visits Byron in London
62nd: SUMMERTIME
63rd: PHYLLIS’ LETTER TO BYRON
64th: GUN CRAZY AMERICANS
65th: MISS YOU
66th: SCRUFFY
67th: Mason leaves for college
68th: ART
69th: Day after 911
70th: PAPOU. CALLING CHRIS
71st: Two Women
72nd: ANOTHER YEAR
73rd: PLANNING CALIFORNIA VISIT 2019
74th: KAYAKING WITH DOLPHINS
75th: M and M
76th: HALLOWEEN 2019
77th FINGER EXERCISE
78th: First late letter
89th: MIAMI

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