Update on Star Wars Rebels and iTunes

I logged into iTunes yesterday and, boom, there it was: the opportunity to buy the season pass for Star Wars Rebels season 3. Funny, really, that, even after writing about it and tagging the official accounts of Star Wars, et al, I heard nothing from the official channels. Engaging fans is a pretty important thing to do in today’s environment, especially considering last year’s pricing gaff.

So, anyway, here we are.

Thoughts on living, facing challenges

Either we live with fear, face it, embrace it, fighting a path through it, or we live free of challenge, lacking in growth and success.

I hate fear, the intensity disturbs me. This sensation, my psyche resisting boundaries, painfully discomforting. Such the Tao of growth, true growth.

More than iterating new skills, refining the old, but pushing boldly into the new, the unknown. This journey unpleasant, yet the destination glorious. This the lesson of every great story. 

Wondering about Star Wars Rebels and iTunes

…or Amazon, or anywhere. Last season I bought the season pass to both halves of the season (to my chagrin and annoyance). With the premier of Season 3 coming next week, I’ve been wondering when I’ll be able to buy the iTunes season pass. And I can’t find anything. It’s not in iTunes. Spent quite some time on the Google. Nada. I’d expect them to be pushing the season pass really soon. But it’s pretty quiet in internet-land.

I wonder if there’s some negotiation point hanging things up. Or if season two’s season-pass-gate soured folks. Or created some fear? Or…

Anyways, any of you heard something? I’d appreciate some insights if you got ’em. Or did I just need to subscribe to Disney XD? Bleh!

UPDATED: Star Wars Rebels Season 3 is NOW on iTunes, for all us cord-cutters. With that, the season pass reflects the cost of last year, what with the split season. That’s my assumption, at least. $39.99 is pretty steep if Disney plans on subdividing the season again.

Just Updated My Site

I’ve not been happy with the Blogger platform for quite some time. Well, this weekend I was finally able to do something about it. As I really love WordPress, I decided that needs to be the platform for my personal site as well. So, here we go.

Using the Lifestyle Theme, I was rather pleased with the results. There were several challenges, with the whole project. My greatest aggravation was patience. After all, it sometimes takes 72 hours for DNS updates to fully populate. When some elements start showing up instantly, though, I can lose sight of the fact that everything might not be done.

So, here’s the new site. Let me know what you think.


Today’s Meditation: Gratitude

I need to reclaim my focus on gratitude and service. It’s so easy to lose sight of this, with our focus on the individual, on entitlement. I see so much energy on getting what’s deserved we lose sight of what we can do. Who can we serve? What can I do to make the world better? 

I’m grateful for my family, for that kind of love. It’s easy to get caught up in the challenges, though, and forget that all things fade. What’s here, right now, relentlessly shifts to memory. Keep the mind here; don’t miss this. 

Far too easily I mentally wander into entitlement. Resenting other’s gifts, successes, and foci. Sadly, looking back, I spend far too much time in this soul-robbing state. Wallowing within misery, losing touch with my gifts, my talents. So easy too sink into resentment, where mindfulness and focusing on contribution bring joy. Seeing what I can do, and fo well brings a far happier and effective mental state. 

Living gracefully

So easy to lose myself 

Gratitude focused