‘…of future intent and present insights’ the Wakefield Doctrine (“well, come on! it’s Tuesday, the easiest day of the Week!’)

Welcome to the Wakefield Doctrine (the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers)

Lighting the noble captain

You know, up until the last, I don’t know, 8 months to a year, nearly every Post I wrote was an effort to answer one simple question:

  1. what is the Wakefield Doctrine
  2. …are there really people who match descriptions the three personality types (that result from growing up in one of the three worldviews)?

This has not been a bad thing to write about… ( 1,067 times), but I need to expand the ‘conversation’ of the Posts found within these pages. This, for at least a couple of reasons, a) the people who do ‘get it’, don’t need to read about what it’s like to be a clark or a scott or a roger…at least not in order for them to understand the concept of personal realities or to be able to infer the worldview of a person (pr persons) in their own lives; and 2) (as a result of)having this core of Readers who, not only ‘get’ the Doctrine, but are able to use it in ways that expand our ‘language’ (re the Doctrine) and extend the ways the Wakefield Doctrine can be more: fun and useful, I need to push on ahead and practice writing/explaining/wtf-did-he-just-say’ing the ways that this ‘personality ‘theory” can be more useful and more fun.

(clark moment: the goal here is to practice and development my ability to express and explain the Wakefield Doctrine to as broad a readership as possible. So far, it, (our Readership), has been consisted mostly of clarks, but has also included a rambunctious bundle of talented scotts and a sackcloth bag full of rogers. But, at the risk of sounding ….obsequious, it is time that I rose to the occasion to find whatever I need to find in order to be able to present the Wakefield Doctrine in a form that is both accessible and attractive to all three personality types. That this blog will appeal to the huge un-tapped reader hood out there… you know,  …a fuzzy chew toy that not only has a nearly invisible string (that I can use to make it move and jump seemingly by itself), but also a squeaker inside, for when it’s successfully captured by our new scottian Readers or a bullet-pointed, self-referentially inclusive, presumption of membership in a gigantic herd, virtual or physical, after all, rogers do account for the majority of the population out there.)

So I will be experimentioning  with some schedultonic approaches to writing Posts and, god willing, making another attempt to shape the pile of words that I have into a coherent and convincing offering of the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers.

So what do you all think about Guest Posting here at the Doctrine? I’m thinking, like, say, Thursdays…alternating and breaking up the video Posts that I do on this penultimate day of the fore-weekend. Format totally open, whatever you feel would be fun and interesting. (This is a very real desire on my part, to get back to the fun and adventure of the early days of this blog… back when it was me and a few DownSprings… nothing to lose, everything to gain.  like that.

Let me know… volunteer, ask questions… and not to single anyone out, you know who you are, (because the Doctrine is that good)… but I will say this: there are no pre-defined topics or requirements or standards for Guest Posthood. I will say, without reservation that anyone who thinks, right now…at this moment, ‘hey! that might be fun!’  knows the Wakefield Doctrine well enough to write a guest post. So have at it. (There is a saying around here, one that I haven’t had to use much, if late, that goes, ‘if you accept the basic premise (of the Wakefield Doctrine) then you can’t get it wrong. and,  …and!  you cannot, I repeat, you cannot break it… so have fun with it.’

Sign up sheet is wherever you sign up.

“…on the last section of my daily run, it has been my practice to take off my shoes and walk the remaining distance barefooted. Today I took off my shoes, holding one in each hand, (the way I always do), I clapped them together as I walked. immediately following the first clap, I heard a sound, a distinct whirring,  ‘arrww‘ sound that seemed to be coming from right in front of me. Now the only thing right in front of me were my running shoes… my eyebrow went up.  As I brought the shoes together in another ‘clap’, I thought…“huh! perhaps there is some sort of solid-state device embedded in these things, maybe a mileage counter of some sort that I never noticed”  Clap!…’arrww’  (again from in front of me)… now I’m interested, wondering how I could have missed this feature of my foot ware … about 6 steps later, from the top of a pine grove to my right, I hear,  “awwrr!”   and I began to laugh out loud as I walked along the street.”

( ‘On Being a clark’  May 13,2014)



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Well, what exactly do you want to know? Whether I am a clark or a scott or roger? If you have to ask, then you need to keep reading the Posts for two reasons: a)to get a clear enough understanding to be able to make the determination of which type I am and 2) to realize that by definition I am all three.* *which is true for you as well, all three...but mostly one


  1. Frist!!!

  2. HAHAHA… BACK LATER! exultant laugh

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      (yes… there is such a thing as Primary Behavioral Metaphor (for all three personality types!))

      having said that, we await your (follow-up) Comment

  3. jny_jeanpretty says:

    Look at that cute little….LION ! And look at this cute little quote : ‘hey! that might be fun!’
    Clark, sirrah, it appears as if you are trying to lure a SCOTT into writing a guest post!
    but “hey, I could be wrong”…


  4. zoe says:

    I have to say I have enjoyed the few times Ive guest posted… I think I am Kristi’s Our Land person tomorrow… I think… anyway… I would have to give some thought here… let me think… funny shoe story! Why the barefoot thing? Is there some well thought out clarky sort of benefit to barefootin it?

    So am I to infer from this post that you are rounding a corner of starting the maiden voyage of writership of this here Doctrine? How very exciting…. I am all smiles!!! very cool indeed!

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      …just my little moment of ‘being a clark’, while I am not saying that a scott or a roger would not think to clap the soles of their shoes together (for the fun of it) and I am not saying that a scott or a roger would not hear a sound that seemed to be coming from their shoes (clearly triggered by the impact)… but I am suggesting that a scott or a roger would not overly inclined to consider that the sound was coming from somewhere (that it made no sense coming from) and I am totally saying that only a clark would, at the moment of realizing that it was a bird in a tree that made the sound, laugh out loud, in simple delight at seeing two realities… ya know? ( I totally believe that you do, in fact, know that moment… when removed sufficiently from your responsibilities to not join the inmates in the asylum, being responsible enough to help them from the real world)

      I would like to think so, but I am hesitant to say so directly as I am in the process of trying to trick myself! lol

      • zoe says:

        your reign as the “spooky guy”from the Doctrine…”how does he do that?” stands… I have done I think exactly this! and laughed out loud as well….

        • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

          you know… insightful and semi-on-the-Path to enlightenhood has a nice ring too!


          • zoe says:

            well of course Clark, that goes without saying. I was just keeping with the theme of more fun with stuffy…yeah that’s it that’s what I was doing.

    • lrconsiderer says:

      Are you? That’s gonna be *awesome*, also – LOOKIT YOU GO with the guest posts :D

      (clark – it’s a ‘yes’ from me)

      • zoe says:

        Lizzi, Yeah I guess its a definite for tomorrow… Im always afraid no one is gonna read these things ( guest posts)Its more of the same… starting to feel like a one trick pony… It will change as I am backing off some soon…

        Clark, of course I would do a guest post if you’d like … I obviously give everything too much thought and this will be no different…

        • lrconsiderer says:

          Kristi’s very good at pimping. And it’s a different crowd from Sandy’s, so even if it’s the same story, you’ll have fresh eyes. And it’s such a GOOD one, I don’t think anyone who knows you will mind reading it twice.

          • zoe says:

            Thanks for that as THAT is my worry…. its more about backing away but the story had to be told again to make that point… I guess Im just exhausted from retelling… Tomorrow is its last hurrah for a while unless the book goes hog wild or something…

  5. jny_jeanpretty says:

    HOLY COW I have clapping in my post and I didn’t read the shoe story! no coincidences strikes again