TToT the Wakefield Doctrine ( Ten Things, right? the primary criteria of any list surely is/are the number of items)

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



Gratiudious items for this week:

  1. got my camera (Sony Bloggie) to work again… come on telephone-in-car Interviews!
  2. got a chance/took a chance and explained /introduced the Wakefield Doctrine to my dental hygenistist  result?: smile from her and shiny teeth (for me)
  3. glenn for vid interview
  4. got started on this list Friday morning… not  Saturday morning
  5. took a video of (a portion) of our Friday walk, I played it back and found myself laughing (at the fun we have)
  6. the photo above is of Una… dogs have this innate ability to develop certain habits and behaviors that are rather cool, in this example, she decided fairly early in her life to sit next to me at my  (quote) desk (unquote) and, being small enough, use my legs as the back-half of her den.*
  7. the Wakefield Doctrine… yesterday at the office: an agent from another company arrived to drop off some docs. he is a total roger** so Denise (not Girlie-on-the-Edge Denise, a different Denise***) and I are standing, (with another agent), at the copy machine (i.e. the modern equivalent of the  Dagwood Bumpstead water cooler), anyway, we’re standing there talking and Denise says to Ben (the roger), ‘hey what about that showing you were going to confirm’ and he takes out his phone and holds it up to show the email confirmation (from his Seller) for the showing in question. A simple ‘yes’ would have served. He proceeds to hold up the phone to show a photo of an un-related property,  so he could say, “You know this house? I just sold it” (…no response from us) “…full Price!” (still no response)…”five Offers!” I looked at Denise and smiled as she started to play with the roger, (the way that scotts like to do)  “oh really? that’s amazing!! your own Buyer?” and, of course, he brightened right up… (I walked back to my desk laughing… my work was done).
  8. this bloghop with it’s astonishing capacity to allow ….variations on the simple, used-by-countless-skilled-and-sucessful bloggers format of a Gratitude List bloghop. I mean, how simple need it be? Write about the 10 things you most identify as the events or people, activity or relationship that engenders a feeling of Gratitude… that has occurred in the previous 7 days. Pretty straight forward, right?
    lol…. and then there’s this blog Post (though I will say, it’s not like I’m alone anymore with the outré grat list…. our friend zoe is given to taking the path less-written and our Founderess Lizzi! I mean, have you seen some of the things she’s done?  secret Password protected Posts no less! ( v cool… and yes, I did try ‘clarkscottroger’ and ‘the Wakefield Doctrine’ as possible passwords…. no ego here! lol)
  9. …so if you are out there and are thinking,  “damn! that bloghop sure does have some talented and hot writers and writerettes… I don’t know if I can be as clear and straight forward as some of them like this Kristi or that Dyanne or … or Chicken Coop wall woman… .” take heart… join us this weekend.

Hypo-gratitudinous items for this week:

  1. thumbnail photo (…on the Wakefield Doctrine landing page….here, notice the color of the leaves on the apple tree?  yeah, I know…”what color?” it’s only August and the leaves are beginning to turn… what the hell!?!)
  2. Item 1 on the ‘Grat List’ above came a day too late, as I had to use my phone of the video of glenn’s Post for GPTGP…


Video that made me laugh…twice, both times I’ve watched it!


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* dogs have an innate drive/instinct to find a safe place in their environment, a cave or den (literally or figuratively) in our case, semi-under my banquet table/desk

** Cyndi had an observation (forming the basis of yesterday’s Post) about whether or not it is possible to not have a significant secondary or tertiary aspects (it is and Ben, in our story above, is a person with pretty much just his predominant rogerian worldview… the result is: a very successful real estate agent. No, really! in this business the most successful man-like agents are rogers and the most successful female agents are scotts  and the best agents are clarks1

*** she is a scott with a significant secondary clarklike aspect

1) if by ‘best’ we mean,  ‘putting the clients interests before the agent’s own interests’


clarkscottroger About clarkscottroger
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. You definitely have some of the best writers here for sure, yourself included and yeah to get the list started early, as well as getting your camera fixed, too. Happy Saturday to you once again, Clark :)

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:


      thank you….happy Saturday to you as well (almost over, the workday Saturday….this is a little Comment break that I’m awarding myself)

  2. Good Saturday, Clark, and I see that the doctrine got you great dental treatment!! Have a great rest of the week.

  3. valj2750 says:

    Gratiudious ??? Nice word. I agree. We are in the company of talented writers and writerettes. Plus I love all the new vocab.

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      Yeah, what the heck, right? kinda like the convention for signatures, i.e. as long as it is consistent (over time) then anything can be a signature, so with words, if the Reader gets the same meaning (that I intend)…must be valid, no?
      lol ok maybe no

  4. zoebyrd says:

    Im sitting in another office this am and there are no speakers on the computer… I gotta say… the vid is good even without the sound … I was giggling… I cant wait to hear it… my fav. part is always when Una does that satisfying yawn with the squeal at the end ( see I can even hear it without speakers), and shows all her sharp little wolf-like teeth! Although I gotta say the sun-roof cam…pretty cool…it aint no cherry picker but still!

    • zoebyrd says:

      okay now that Im home and “see” it with the sound… even funnier… laugh out loud funnier!!!

      • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

        lol yeah… (the backstory: so I’m trying to get the exterior shot and there’s this guy up ahead walking on the road, towards on Una’s side of the car… so to be polite I had to get her back in the car and close the window I believe you can hear my greeting, ‘how are ya’)

  5. lrconsiderer says:

    Hypo yes – gratitudinous (to my ear)….anyways ;) I like it – neologisms are fun by their very nature.

    And no – it’s not for sharing. Not even the 7GV get to see that one.

    BUT I am glad to know YOU this week, and to have benefitted from your experience and your doctrine and the words which tumbled through my mind and spurred me on as I battled that Trial By Rain.

    Glad your phone’s fixed.

    I am staying at a house with THREE dogs. One is old and utterly cazy, one is young and utterly crazy, and one is adorable and sensible and calm. I’ll try to get pics for you.

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      yeah, actually the phone is working and the camera that I have used all along (for vid posts) is back to working

  6. Maybe I’ll join a weekend hop or something. :P
    Love the office story. Haha…you could get Chris Desatoff to write a WD comic with Dagwood or Dexter humor. HA!

  7. yay for the camera to work again! Guess what, our internet works again as well!!!! Only took them about half a year to schedule a 2-minute appointment to hook us up. Anyways, glad you got to spread the Doctrine, the more, the merrier!! Have a great weekend!!

  8. Denise; says:

    Dogs are funny like that. About being right up there in/on/under some body part. *sigh* I miss my dogs.
    Una obviously loves her “walks” and has no idea what other dogs go through….for their walks lol

    rogers definitely have an uncanny knack for tooting their own horn. It’s a knack clarks could use. But could we pull it off? I’m thinkin’ not. Whatever it is about the rogerian world view, maybe the self-centric thing, allows them, no, enables them, to unselfconciously (tired of hyphens and such) share their accomplishments, their good fortune. All of which goes to solidifying their placement in the “herd”. Nifty.

  9. Kristi says:

    Charles Schultz had it right: Happiness is a warm puppy (on one’s feet). Drexel’s other “I must be near you” habit is standing between me and the counter when I am washing dishes or preparing meals. He is simultaneously adorably cute and impossibly annoying. Gotta love those dogs!

  10. christine says:

    Hilarious video! I’m glad to know the backstory (from zoe’s comment thread). I couldn’t quite tell what you were doing. And while it is hilarious, it makes me glad I’m not a driver (or a walker or bike rider) anywhere near where you live. :)
    It also cracks me up that those drives are your “walks”.
    Yay to clean teeth and Doctrine lessons!

  11. susanzutautas says:

    The leaves are starting to turn ? Seriously? I was hoping that we’d have a nice autumn since we haven’t had much of a summer over here. Can’t believe it’s almost the middle of August already.

  12. I am so glad you included the Director’s Cut of the video. Fabulous!

  13. dyannedillon says:

    Were you coming out the sun roof when you took that video?! The poor pedestrian probably messed his pants! I liked your “Oh, shit!” and, like Zoe, the crotch shot at the end was hilarious!

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      clearly I need to have a word with my focus groups… I seem to be overlooking a couple of audience favorites… lol

      no, actually I was stretching my arm as far as I could get it, I think I may have been able to get a better angle, but the damn ‘walk-on’ messed up my scene…

      … it was the only part of me that wasn’t engaged in a specific action at the moment, Scene Directions: arm and hand #1: steer to the left; arm and hand #2 pull Una back away from the window… knee #1 steer while hand #1 operates window control, un-used leg #2 speed up to get clear of passerby, wave something at the passerby… finally crotch shot!

      all meticulously planned and executed, ya know?


  14. Sandy Ramsey says:

    Nicely done, crotch shot and all, Clark! Una is gorgeous and like my sweet Chloe has a very impressive bark. I love the office story about the ‘roger’. I almost felt sorry for him!

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:



      damn! had I known, I would have featured it in all my videos

      interesting, your response to the story… (if I may) ‘while we all know that we have all three worldviews within, we experience the world of only one of three, our predominant worldview. While I would not break the Rule (the prohibition against ‘assigning’ worldviews to another person), have you any feelings on the matter? the reason I ask is that next Thursday’s GPTGP is for a roger. might I ask you to consider guest writing? (come on! it’ll be fun! you do not have to state your own worldview… just write a guest Post (I will be happy to email instructions if you decide to do this thing)… everyone reading it can offer their opinions…. since lately we’re all just reading them to see how a clark or a scott or a roger approaches such a challenge

      let me know

  15. Kristi Campbell - findingninee says:

    OMG I want a dog.Also? YAY to the camera fix, and to all of it. Roger in your office? Please tell me you’re going to go all ninja on him/her?

  16. Pattie says:

    Your video cracked me up beginning with Una’s ‘pup-squeak’ and carrying right on through to the crotch shot. I really enjoy reading your blog although I am still unsure of what defines a scott, a roger, and a clark. I think I am the one that doesn’t do well on quizes.

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      we do have a ‘personality type test’ you know, if it helps, otherwise hang in there, as long as it is fun

  17. Sarah says:

    I like your water cooler/copy machine story. Commenting here reminds me I was reminded of a favorite song of mine recently, and then I thought of you. Are you familiar with Eliza Gilkyson?

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      no! tell us more… you have (representative) video link?
      you are invited to send it, along with your associations (between the person/song) and everyone’s favorite clark

      lol of course!

  18. Oh the video is most certainly entertaining!
    You know, I finally figured out that Una looks incredibly similar to a dog my Grandmother had years ago when I was very young – her name was Cindy and she looked just like Una (especially with ears perked) only with a white patch on her chest.
    Going to watch the video again – even caught my Hub’s attention from across the room. He turned and said “WTF???”