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Phil Cubeta
Bryn Mawr, PA
Phil Cubeta, Morals Tutor to America's Wealthiest Families
Interests: Helping Flourishing Families own, rule, and save the world
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Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. - Matthew 13:12 Helpful, thoughtful article, "Why the Rich Don't Give More," by John Hawthorne.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Gift Hub
A bit low rent for the WB Clientele. But in a recent upscale retreat, I was pleased to see a former priest turned wealth consultant to very rich families, use a Buddhist temple bell to bring us to our authentic self. All it was missing was the donkey's whinny, and kick, to express my true self. Dryden, too, though, had much to reproach himself for, as Poet Laureate. And maybe even Virgil, who I have heard cited at these conferences. (Mentors come from Athena, so too we as godlike advisors enter the precincts of power to preserve Dynasties from their own vice and folly, for 100 years or more. If only DJT, Jr had been properly mentored he might have been more discrete in meeting with the Russian emissaries. Those oligarchs, too, have some rough edges that one trained in Virgil might smooth away, for the right fee.
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The ecstasy of partis pris victorious.
Toggle Commented Jul 23, 2017 on Of The Holy in High Office at Gift Hub
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What a nightmare! Woke up in a cold sweat, screaming, and clutching my privates with both hands. Tutor, in my dream, had his "bovver boots" on and was kicking me as I curled up in a fetal position naked behind... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2017 at Gift Hub
Tutor is a bit of an outlier among Wise and Virtuous Mentors to Dynastic Wealth. For one thing he is ordained, and few of the others are, though many have Divinity Degrees, and one or two have been defrocked. He... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2017 at Gift Hub
rapiō (present infinitive rapere, perfect active rapuī, supine raptum); third conjugation iō-variant I snatch, grab, carry off, abduct, rape Wikipedia Whenever I hear people (some of the gentlest nicest people I know) talk about becoming "integral" as somehow meaning they... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at Gift Hub
Friend and role model (too strange a man to be a mentor to another no less strange), H.Peter Karoff, poet, former insurance agent, founder of The Philanthropic Initiative, died on March 9. I attended services for him in Boston earlier... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at Gift Hub
Injustice? Is it unjust that five men own half the world's wealth? No, says Audrey since Momma owns the other half, and the five men will be broken trade by trade, until Audrey inherits all. "That is Justice!," shouts Audrey,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at Gift Hub
Bedtime for the world's richest kid in her Castle by the Sea. "Real Dad" is a mystery, never known. Hedge Fund Mommy is busy bankrupting Brazil. Tutor, the Mentor that no kid in her right mind needs, is reading Audrey... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at Gift Hub
Audrey is on the volcanic ledge where the Castle rises from the sea's cold tides. With a staff she is stirring the waters where the fish come to feed. Tutor can see the speckled fish coming and going in schools,... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2017 at Gift Hub
My role, to the extent I can get work, is helping wealthy families "beat the proverb: shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in the three generations," as Jay Hughes and his many followers say. Helping families, very rich ones, help themselves is my... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2017 at Gift Hub
Sometimes I am just not sure about Tutor. I can't tell whether he is operating as a Catholic Priest (Monk), a free lance morals tutor, a satirist, a Dungeon Master, or as an employee in good standing of Wealth Bondage,... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2017 at Gift Hub
In the Bank of Wealth Bondage, where The Happy Tutor was Senior Dungeon Master to the Stars, and I was his apprentice, working with the less corrupt clients, and those needing less in the way of Moral or Spiritual guidance,... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at Gift Hub
Would it surprise any of you to know that chunky, muscular, freckled, red-haired Audrey has taken a venemous disliking to slim, fair, elegant, blond Ivanka? Tutor assures Audrey that Momma can buy and sell 1,000 Trumps by lunch and it... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at Gift Hub
To say that for a priest, Tutor is a bit macho, in a 1540's kind of way, is putting it mildly. His true calling was Dungeon Master to the Stars in Wealth Bondage; the priest gig was just because in... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at Gift Hub
We in Wealth Bondage know you have many choices today for Wealth and Wisdom Consulting and for passing on family values and for insuring that your family remains dynastic for 100 years or more. We recognize that we are not... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2017 at Gift Hub
Audrey scowls spread-eagled on the couch in the family room watching the news. Beside her is lanky Tutor. Ivanka?, Tutor can see Audrey thinking, if she inherits the world, what about Audrey, who has been promised as much by Momma?... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2017 at Gift Hub
Tutor is hiding in Audrey's big toy box, what he calls her Dumpster, drinking again into the wee hours, and regressing to the surly moralist he once was, under emperors and kings and queens long gone. I only hope he... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2017 at Gift Hub
Our first parents tended the garden gratis, yet there was a business model: "Do as told." Because they failed that edict, ever after must we sinners toil by the sweat of our brow in bondage to filthy lucre, sin, and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2017 at Gift Hub
Audrey has tied one end of the rope to her doorknob. Tutor is holding the other end, and twirling the rope, as Audrey skips and chants to the slap of the rope on the stone floor. Teddy bear, teddy bear,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2017 at Gift Hub
"Understanding and loving are inseparable. If they are separate, it is a cerebral process and the door to essential understanding remains closed" wrote Eric Fromm. As with poetry, he says, listening is interpreting or fathoming. Understanding (notwithstanding) another is appreciation,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2017 at Gift Hub
"How can you be so big and contain only a thimbleful?" (As the rest washed over it and away.) Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2017 at Gift Hub
All of Tutor’s tutorials directed to Audrey are pointedly unheard. Yet the fate of the world is determined not by a butterfly flapping its wings in Brazil but by whatever a Morals Consultant may once have said to 9.5 year... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at Gift Hub
In Africa, maybe, and in the wrong circles in the US, it may "take a village to raise a child," but among my clients and Tutor's all it takes is a budget. You as a Dynast today work with advisors... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at Gift Hub
Tutor has a favorite Ancient, Pubilius Syrus, a slave from Syria, freed in Rome because of his gift for sententiae. Tutor identifies with him because a) Syrus was a slave in the greatest empire in history and Tutor was a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at Gift Hub