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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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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 yesterday 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 2 days ago 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 2 days ago 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 2 days ago 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 3 days ago 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 3 days ago 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 3 days ago 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 7 days ago 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
In the old days, the fate of armies or nations was read from the entrails of birds. Today, in the belly of the whale, the fisherman finds not a golden ring, not accursed Jonah, but a mass of plastic. We... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at Gift Hub
Fine article on funder collaboratives by Cynthia Gibson and Jen Bokoff. By "funders" are meant established foundations, or "grantmakers." With so many tens of millions seething, who is organizing citizens in collabortives to fund "human flourishing" under the noses of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2017 at Gift Hub
So, the Charles Koch Foundation has funded a $3.7 million Eudaimonia Institute at Wake Forest. For those Billionaire Clients in Wealth Bondage who do not read Greek, eudaimonia is Aristotle's word for a life well lived, for human flourishing, a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at Gift Hub
Audrey, our future Queen, heir to all that can be owned (and what can't be owned? Can you think of anything?) is sitting cross-legged bouncing a red rubber ball against the wall of her room in the Castle by the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at Gift Hub
Tutor, buck naked carrying a lamp in broad daylight up one street (Wealth) and down the cross street (Bondage) has gone in search of True Riches. He asked 215 Wealth Advisors, all of whom have differentiated their practice into Wisdom... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2017 at Gift Hub
I believe there may be two Tom Watson's here.
Toggle Commented Mar 30, 2017 on Tom Watson at Gift Hub
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My boss, Mistress Candidia Cruikshanks, CEO of Wealth Bondage, is speaking tonight to the Adult Video Network Annual Awards Dinner in Las Vegas on "The Ten Habits of The World's Most Successful Leader," and guess who gets the last minute... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2017 at Gift Hub
Would like to do better, but am writing these days into a silence. The party seems to have moved on to Wealth Bondage: Facebook Edition, or Wealth Bondage: Twitter Edition. I am considering Wealth Bondage: The Medium Edition. I need to get back to writing like myself, from behind the masks of Sundry Confident Idiots. Imagine a Twitter Feed written by one Author from behind the Masks of Candidia Cruikshanks, and Company. Not one would ever speak sense, any more than on any Twitter feed, but the gaps between the posts, would speak volumes. Not sure if I have the technology chops to create such an Exercise in Futility in Wealth Bondage for the Public Good.
Toggle Commented Mar 26, 2017 on Scenes from the Castle at Gift Hub
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We Morals Tutors to Dynasts have never been more needed. You just have to watch the news to see how important child-rearing is when raising a person above the laws of man, God, and Nature, to rule us in a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at Gift Hub
I have not been sharing much about Audrey and Tutor at the Castle, because in recent months the world has become such an angry, divisive, and often delusional place. Yes, one day Audrey will buy out and own the Billionaires,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2017 at Gift Hub
The preaching of false doctrine for profit, preferment, or pleasure. When pressed beyond a certain point it is the discourse of a madman, or henchman, or political leader. A straight faced academic account is here. Did Gulliver actually travel to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at Gift Hub
"Tell all the truth but tell it slant/Success in circuit lies." Emily Dickinson "Truth is a bitch who must to kennel." Lear's Fool To live beyond truth or fact, where the waves respond to the commands of King Canute, and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at Gift Hub
Gilded Giving by Chuck Collins, et. al: Charitable gifts from those above $100,000 income up by 40% over ten years. From those under $100,000 of income, down 34%. From donors with $10 million of income or more, up 100%. On... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2017 at Gift Hub
Taking "The Bacchae" as a model of healing the body politic does have one defect. The scapegoat was the King, Pentheus, and we don't have a King. We are a democracy, leading to the need for a fair procedure for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at Gift Hub
In the earliest rites of Dionysus, unless earlier were worse yet, the priest slit a bull's throat, and was then stoned to death by the crowd, in jubilant celebration. "Tragedy is the splitting of the ethical substance," per Hegel. Wholeness... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at Gift Hub