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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 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
Catharsis, the world is healed, and we all return to our day jobs.
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At Wise Counsel where theologians, therapists, legal minds and others help Dynastic Families be Wise and Virtuous and so preserve the family and the wealth for 100 years or more, as a public service, I see they cite Seneca, suicided... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2016 at Gift Hub
William (Bill) Schambra (Dr. Schambra, in fact) is one of the most vital and stimulating thinkers on philanthropy, public policy, and political theory and practice. Although he may not spend much quality time with the hicks, lubbers, life insurance agents,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2016 at Gift Hub
Casinos, brothels, and spectacles of cruelty. What we can still learn from Rene Girard and, I might add, Carl Schmidt. The scapegoat (pharmakos) burned at the crossroads to seal the social compact, and cure or purge the body politic. View... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2016 at Gift Hub
Lawful looting is not illegal, and to protest it would be a crime.
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Looks like I have just now agreed to talk on impact investing for a group of fundraisers in May. They want me to provoke table conversations with such questions as these. What is impact investing, as opposed to earlier forms... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2016 at Gift Hub
A true story for once: I am in a restaurant in Dallas, at a table of financial advisors and attorneys. To my left across the table is an advisor I have known and worked with ("Legacy Planning for the Wealthy")... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2016 at Gift Hub
Neoliberalism or conflagration. Hard choice. I go for neoliberalism, as a slower burn.
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I have a link to Wealth and Wisdom Tutors but do not want to send traffic to my competitors. They are doing a lot better than I am anyway, They never send me any business. Why should I send them any?
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It is 9 am, time for Audrey's court mandated daily hour of Morals Tutoring by a Qualified Morals Tutoring Professional, but the silence in her room is palpable. She may have hurt Tutor's feelings. She is sitting in her blue... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2016 at Gift Hub
Even Parker Palmer's group operates as it must inside Wealth Bondage: Aligning Soul and Role. Clarity Circles and Circles of Trust are trademarked. I am sure their is a rationale for that. Wish the Catholic Church had trade marked "The Holy Spirit," it might have saved us from the Reformation. If Simony is the sin of selling holy things, and if the sin against the holy ghost is one sin that cannot be forgiven, it is no wonder to me that you went numb. You couldn't sell the spirit or pretend her other name if Mammon, or that the two are actually one. The spirit died within, for that moment, so she could live for another day. She rightly withdrew. When she returns who knows if might be as gentle breeze, or like a hurricane. We have courted her using as bait wealth and preferment. And guess what, she will not take it, but she will have a lesson for us to learn.
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Momma, also known as Big Big Momma, though she is as slender and lithe as an Olympic fencer, but big in the eyes of the traders she daily defeats on course to own and rule the world before she hits... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2016 at Gift Hub
Since we don't have wifi in the Dumpter and I cannot afford a cell phone, I do my blogging and market research into what the wealthy really want at the public library with the other homeless people. I follow Rich... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2016 at Gift Hub
Fail often, fail better. I think one of Samuel Beckett's tramps said that. Tried to hang himself but the rope broke. The human comedy, played as tragic comedy, in two acts, where a third might be expected.
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Tutor Skyped me last night at 3 am. Apropos of whatever was on his mind, he said, "Social Enterprises now have as many bottom lines as there were once gods on Mt Olympus. It takes only two to make tragedy,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2016 at Gift Hub
Poor Tutor! He has been sobbing and thrashing on Audrey's bed, hands and feet flailing, as she, with her back turned to him on the floor, works on a puzzle, ignoring his noise. Eventually, without turning around, she asks, "Tutor,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2016 at Gift Hub
Having told Audrey her bedtime story, and having untangled his lanky frame from her sleepy form, Tutor pauses on the way out beside Momma in her easy chair. Being a Morals Tutor by profession, and a lifelong bore, Tutor cannot... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at Gift Hub
Bedtime is the best time for stories, as the Castle quiets down, and even busy Momma takes a moment to bask in peace and love. Just to see hyperactive Audrey quiet down and nestle into Tutor's shoulder, and smile half... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2016 at Gift Hub