Phil Cubeta’s House Rules
For Our Guests in Phil’s Virtual Home
For Phil as Host
Your Privacy as a Contributor to this Conversation
These are private conversations of public importance. Note, however, Phil will likely create a public summary (“briefing) on the wisdom he gleans from the discussion. He may email this to subscribers, post it on social media, or add to a future course. However, he will not cite participants in the private conversation by name. He may say, “One participant in the group noted….” He will not say, “Jane Jones noted.” The rationale here is that we live in a time when social media are full of opinionated strangers making wounding remarks. These “conversations at Phil’s house” are an antidote to that. They are a safe place to practice the art of philanthropic conversation among civic friends with an eye to the commonweal.
Acknowledging your Contribution
If Phil posts a briefing on social media, say, Linked-In, he reserves the right to acknowledge your participation. In the acknowledgements, he may say that you participated and may link to your profile. However, he will not tie any remarks you have made to you personally. If you want your personal views to be publicly aired with your name attached, you may respond to Phil’s briefings on social media.
Good Manners for Participants after Our Gathering
Please don’t quote our conversations with attribution of specific views to specific participants unless you ask permission from that participant first. In other words, respect confidences and don’t embarrass anyone by quoting out of context and without permission.