Student Motivation

Ten Truths for the Overwhelmed Student

Mr. MiyagiI hear you're feeling a bit overwhelmed with school - and maybe with life, too. Fortunately, I'm old and wise; perhaps I can help.

Normally I'd start by asking you what's on your mind, or what you think is causing your difficulties. Being as how this is a blog, however, and a bit... one-directional, I'll just skip to the wisdom and insight. It applies most of the time anyway.

Happy New Mirrors!

Ralph Waldo Dumbledore

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

A School Of Reindeer


It’s the season. Gift-giving and tree-worship and traditional songs reworked yet again. Angry drivers and a strange obsession with snow. And the shows - movies, TV specials, celebrity variety hours with special guest Travis Tritt.  

And Santa. Heat Miser. Rudolph. You know – flying reindeer with the red-nose. Turns out the same thing that rendered him a freak made him essential on Xmas Eve. The same authority figure who’d rudely judged his ‘specialness’ came begging for favors. How'd you like THOSE cookies'n'milk, Big Fella?