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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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Dearest Jack (not your real name, nor your actual gender of choice, nor actually a friend of mine since the work we do is both beyond reproach and highly confidential), As a Fellow Oxonion (not your real College) thought you... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Gift Hub
An amphitheater carved into mountain rock, facing the sea, bordered by wild forests; at the focal point an altar on which a trembling goat is sacrificed, "Send her back," or "Cut its throat," or "give us Barabbas," it really doesn't... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2019 at Gift Hub
Yes, God, canvassed Wealth Bondage and raised up a Champion. Barabbas was long gone.
Toggle Commented Aug 16, 2019 on The Language of the Gate at Gift Hub
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In his remarkable 1983 book, The Gift: On the Erotic Life of Property, Lewis Hyde suggests we have three languages to discuss property, the gift, giftedness, and poetics. The language of the hearth: Here a mother sings lullabies to an... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2019 at Gift Hub
She can be so annoying. Last night Tutor told her not to pour a full bottle of Sprite into the gas tank of Seal Team Seven’s motor launch, after it brought her back to the Castle after Trick or Treating.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2018 at Gift Hub
Generally, I would say yes, but she wants to go dressed in a blue blazer, as Master Jack, offering moral advice to the kids in the neighboring castles. "Be good and never do wrong and give me some candy" is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2018 at Gift Hub
I take my science directly from my immediate superior. When and if sea level rises, she will inform me of any action I might need to take.
1 reply Own, Rule, Save. Tutor is doing his best with Audrey, but she is now confined to her room for using Master Jack’s paisely suspenders as a massive slingshot to fire cantaloupes at a passing steamer. Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2018 at Gift Hub
Controlled violence patrols the perimeter of the walled city, protecting hearth and altar, and protecting the trade routes. Among the merchants and thieves goes a god in disguise, asking all, "What is wealth?" He is Hermes the trickster, god of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2018 at Gift Hub
Tutor has noticed what other's have not. What puzzles Master Jack, makes perfect sense to Tutor. In all the market turbulence, Big Momma, with collars and straddles, and options, increased her share of the world's wealth from 51% to 72%,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2018 at Gift Hub
When Audrey and her Tutor have serious work to do, in owning and saving the world, they retreat to her enormous wooden toybox, and sit facing each other soles pressed to soles, peddling as they ruminate. Audrey’s coverlet is pulled... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at Gift Hub Yes, of course, conversations are dying as the neurochemistry of the social is studied and manipulated by Silicon Valley. Yes, Facebook or Twitter could be optimized for humanity, built around love rather than money. But why would they do... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2018 at Gift Hub
You might wonder what Audrey got from Tutor for Christmas. Hard when he only makes $7 a day plus room and board, and needs most of it for beer, to get something meaningful for the girl who will inherit the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2017 at Gift Hub
Yet ideas can be true, although men die: For we have seen a myriad faces Ecstatic from one lie. Auden, "Sonnets from China" Among Master Jack's tribe there is a proverb, oft told, to justify Premium Services from Trusted Advisors,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2017 at Gift Hub
Audrey is flipping to D in the index of her Family History, provided, with gilt pages, by Master Jack, as a Value Add from the Private Bank of Wealth Bondage. “Where is Dad?” Awkward silences. She throws the book at... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2017 at Gift Hub
Tutor read it to Audrey. For fun he had hidden a pea under her mattress. The next morning he asked her at breakfast how she had slept. She smirked her royal smirk, and handed him his pea. “I slept perfect,”... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2017 at Gift Hub
Audrey, the pint-sized tennis demon, just half-again as tall her racket, has bested her Tutor in straight sets. She walks off court with majestic serenity. He is bouncing his racket on the clay, and cursing. He did win one solitary... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2017 at Gift Hub
Lounging naked in my Dumpster of Broken Dreams today, at the intersection of Wealth and Bondage, reading the most recent issue of Family Office Magazine, looking at the babes in bikinis on the yachts, I was pleased to note on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2017 at Gift Hub
Dame Wisdom and Master Folly are collaborating on a book for very rich people, “Managing Your Money Wisely to Preseve Your Dynasty Forever.” Folly does the work; Wisdom takes the credit. In fact, in the new edition his name has... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2017 at Gift Hub
This much is as clear as a New Yorker cartoon. The scene is Manhattan, 8:30 am, Madison and 32cnd. The Mysterious Aunt to the left, Tutor to the right, Audrey age 6, in a skirt, which she only agreed to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2017 at Gift Hub
Hurricanes. Dogs floating through the streets in crates. Nuclear missiles. Cannibal Islands. A Castle called home with armed guards with automatic rifles. It is a world much in need of saving, but at 9.5 years of age, what is Audrey... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2017 at Gift Hub
Tutor, as Mentor to Audrey, our once and future queen, was hired by her mother, Tess, who owns a controlling interest in the world, as a last resort, when all the other options in Wealth Bondage had been exhausted, including... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2017 at Gift Hub
Momma for her birthday got a sachet of bubble bath beads as a joke gift from a friend. She gave them to Audrey, saying, “Maybe this will make you a little less hyper.” Didn’t work out that way. An hour... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at Gift Hub
Tutor has told his young charge, Audrey, a bedtime story, a made up story about her favorite heroine, whose name happens to also be Audrey, a girl her age, with red hair like hers, who lives as she does in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2017 at Gift Hub
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 Aug 17, 2017 at Gift Hub