Now...Jamie and his future. I'm going to read all of your replies to the blog out to him and also place heavy emphasis on killing people...don't know much about the Marines actually but I suppose they kill people as do soldiers...
Jamie is seventeen rising eighteen...he's had to stay on at school because of his dyslexia though I rather get the feeling it's a safe enough option for his parents to have him still grinding away at school...
I doubt he'd get through the initial selection process to be honest...he can be awful vague.
But Jamie is a brilliant artist...fantasy stuff mostly...but it's good. I think Art College would be the perfect answer where he could be as eccentric as he chose and learn the techniques for different mediums and styles. He saw my pictures which were painted by Frieda Kahlo and loved them...but he'd never heard of her. Never heard of Caravaggio either...or Durer. So he could perhaps do a course in Art History as a grounding...
Honestly...listen to me...I think I must be a frustrated Granny!