TToT Live! -the Wakefield Doctrine- ‘…in video veritas’

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


1) Technology… obviously

2) insufferable over-estimation of effectiveness of humor to an extent as to make a 11 year old say, ‘well, yeah, clark maybe that’s a bit much’

3) secret ego* that will proceed with the ‘script stage directions’ theme to today’s Post …a least enough to get through most of this list

4)  FADE IN:

EXT. co-host’s house in southern New England – Morning
writing the week’s TToT Post  finishing non-blogging
related work prior to vidchat


INT. home office/ banquet table desk/computer


5) ok, I’m grateful that I was willing to try for the screenplay version of the upcoming TToT Live  but, too much work, not enough time. (that btw, describes a characteristic event in the life of a clark. (In the course of trying to pull off Item 4, I went out and found a few sites that discussed/talked about/tried-to-sell books on screenplay writing. And, naturally, I found it pretty darn cool. Not just the very specific format/language of a screenplay, but the way that it (screenplay writing) seemed to make it quite simple to describe a scene… made me think that maybe I should try that…screenplay writing.  I know!  but, for you scotts and rogers out there, that is a quick insight into the world of a clark

6) one more:

UNA (O.S.)
‘ruff! ruff!! bark!!! Bark!!!

7) I will say that this bloghop has never ceased to amaze me. Not just that it’s still running, not just that it still has the fun… the ‘what-the-hell-lets-try-that‘… it’s that there are still new people participating each week. Especially of late, the percentage of new bloggers is pretty impressive. (I say impressive in the sense that, and this has nothing to do with an Y Chrome inherent competitiveness …really!  But, that for a bloghop to grow and attract new Readers and Writers requires that those participating not only maintain their enthusiasm, but that they enjoy welcoming new participants.  Hell, on the internets, anyone can gather a group and establish a club mentality. To establish a community and have that community be attractive to passersby, that is the special thing that our Miss Rogers and her co-hostinae have pulled off. v cool).

8) speaking of New Writers here in Mayberry…. I’m getting in the mood for more Secret Rules, courtesy of the Book of Secret Rules (aka the Secret Book of Rules)… (talk about a bloghop that has something that no one else does!)… but that’s for next week!

9) come on!  one more Screenplay reference?? pleeassse     ok.  oh, wait!  thanks to Val and Kristi and Alex (zoe and Christine) for the 2 Mile Run thing ( ‘2 Mile Run thing motto:  “god! I hate this running shit… what the hell, do great one day, the next awful and still hurts the same!  what is this marriage?!!”)

10) 1.3   (Metric: 3.1)


* the secret ego of clarks

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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. Denise says:

    Yowszer! FRIST again!

  2. Denise says:

    OK Yup. Just had to come back and check. Ya know, in case I took too long the 1st time (clark).

    You know I enjoy all Wakefield Doctrine posts, Clark. But some more than others. Today,throw these pile o words against the barn wall. I like them! *there’s a movie reference for the specific inflection to those 3 words and damn if I can’t remember the movie!*

  3. Denise says:

    See! While I was writing commento #2, you stopped by Ivy. Why, I didn’t even see you come in the door :)

    Yes! On a weekend. A tough thing to do. Hm…what else should I try today?

    Will you be at the appointed place at 10:30 this am?

  4. valj2750 says:

    Especially for the techno stuff, learning new things and getting lost in the learning. See you later, alligator.

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      like, the number of things that we can do that we couldn’t 10 years ago isn’t the worst thing, the really scary thing is that all this is a fraction of what’s potential

  5. How you folks can make it through a two-mile run is amazing. Ahoy, matey!

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      allow me an ‘Avast’! (yes, I will look up the etmology… interesting word, nautically-speaking)

      • lrconsiderer says:

        These notes I wish to forget.

        • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

          Do not doubt that (even without knowing the specific nature/character of the events…)to know, ti identify with the feeling is sufficient for the only thing, imo, that change offer us hope of alteration (to the cycles of Outsiderness)

          in our weekly call in, this very idea (yeah, I know! what a surprise! lol) was the topic of discussion. trying to understand the nature of our natures is not a false thing (even though understanding is not the end all and be all of self-developing oneself… it is the way of clarks, just as acting and feeling is the way of scotts and rogers) it’s just that if we can see the nature of the place we are…alteration becomes possible. In the case of last night’s discussion is was ‘the trap of uniqueness’ that not only prevents us from understanding our worldview, it strengths those forces and dynamics that are at the heart of our Outsider worldviews.
          ya know?

          • lrconsiderer says:

            Ish. At the moment I very much feel like an outsider in my own mind. It’s doing its own thing in spite of what others tell it or what I’d like it to do.

            • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

              Frankly that’s (for me) the value of this concept of ‘identification’ it does do anything and it doesn’t really mean anything, it just is a way of knowing that there are others like you, others who are doing better and others who are doing worse and, by virtue of identification, you have ‘the right’ to the good and the bad being experienced by these people…. will have to continue the discussion of uniqueness and clarks this week!
              but first we have a Mystery to solve!

  6. Yep yep yep to number 7. This is the bestest and most funniest of blog hops. Even the weeks when I fail to post a TToT I am still reading the rest of you. Carry on to a week filled with thankful things!

  7. Kristi says:

    I think the 6-days-a-week nature of the 2 mile run is one of the most challenging aspects for me. (As documented by my less regular runs of late.) I do think that in July, I will need to increase my distance again, but I don’t think 6 days a week is do-able.

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      I totally agree!

      hey, it was good to see you at the TToT Live! technology sure is amazing these days!

  8. lrconsiderer says:

    The clark ego is a funny beast sometimes. I’ve found it to be particularly so this week. Glad to know the metric for 1.3

  9. Vanessa D. says:

    Aside from the act itself of writing out that list of ten and the benefits it brings me as an individual, one of the nicest things about the TToT community is how very inclusive it is to everyone who participates. It’s a clique that’s willing to open it’s arms instead of closing it’s doors.

  10. Still being new, I was completely lost on the TToT Live…I hope it was fun? I do love this blog hop!
    Do you live in southern New England???

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      Actually I live in Rhode Island the Wakefield in ‘the Wakefield Doctrine’ is the RI Wakefield (as opposed to the UK Wakefield)

  11. Christine says:

    First things first before I forget…I’m being you today. Clue #2 to answer the question “why wasn’t Christine at the TToT live event?”: we have a couple of dogs who are very territorial.

    That first 2 mile run I did showed me that my knee is not ready for such shinanegans. I have gone back to the elliptical. I did think to take a photo of my time when I got to the two mile mark, but the screen cleared before I could get my camera ready. I’m with you in spirit, though!

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      I understand that, all things being equal, jogging/running is not overly good for you, being (potentially) such a high level of steady jolting to the system. This week should be the end of the 2 Mile Run project as Kristi will need to increase her distance (for the 10k) and alex needs to increase other related exercise, his target is to improve his condition for a trip to Greece (mountain villages and such).

  12. dyannedillon says:

    #7 says it all.
    If we’re Mayberry, maybe you should assign a character to each of the co-hosts….

  13. froginparis says:

    Pausing by here is always a lark. I hope the TTOTlive was fantastic! The pool within this community always astounds and overwhelms me a little bit. I am thankful for the imaginary friends that pop in and out of my interwebz life.

    OH! and the getting-lost-in-the-new-things-to-learn rabbit hole? Yup…

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      this place is passing strange, no? in a good way (which seems to require a certain suspension of …. reason or seriousness or maturity to a certain extent!

  14. Yes, #7’s the thing. Absolutely. And I do kind of like our “well hey, let’s try that” spirit. :D

  15. Kristi Campbell - findingninee says:

    Wait. You’re running? From what?

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      …from myself, of course!

      lol (and yes… I am laughing at the notion) (btw you know how clarks are like introverted and shy people who can’t stand the spotlight? my
      running ‘uniform’ is a black sweatsuit complete with hood (in my defense, it’s as much to avoid being eaten by the horseflies as it is to cut a striking figure as I run through the early morning hours )

      • Kristi Campbell - findingninee says:

        OOOH a hoodie? Going for the creepy “I may rob your store” look then? haha I crack myself up. Also how in the world would you do a TToT LIVE?

  16. Kristi Campbell - findingninee says:

    (uncontrollable laughter) (sorry) (not sorry)

    • May says:

      The fact that I am laughing hysterically at this comment in more a reflection on me than on any of those who are running and in no way is it meant to discourage said running. But, oh, yes. Whatever would it take to make me run?!? It would be a powerfully awful something!

      • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

        …running is probably the most strenuously boring form of exercise that I can imagine… but, as they say at ‘the 2 Mile Run’ blog I’m not running to get healthy, I’m running to not get old

  17. herheadache says:

    Missed out on this live TToT thing, as I am bad with technology. I am surprised I can even post on my blog.
    Hope it went well for all who took part.
    I am thankful for this particular blog hop. I have found a few I love to do week after week, which keep me coming back because they are meaningful.


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