TToT -the Wakefield Doctrine- ‘gonna be late today, but don’t worry*’ (* yeah, I realize how metaphysically absurd that statement is)

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


‘who said dogs don’t smile?’

1) all the gang at the 2 Mile Run presents, ‘Hurry up and Weight’ Gravity Challenge. This is actually a daily (with Sundays off…we’re not total heathens!) exercise in self…. something-ness. (I might say, ‘expanding the definition of my current worldview’  Kristi, if asked, ‘…just doing whats right, in the company of other good people’… or Val: ‘…it’s a good idea and it’s helpful’ or Lisa, pressed for what it is that she likes about the Gravity Challenge, ‘just that it helps to know that other people are encouraging each other by their  good attitudes‘  then again, our scottian cohorts (Christine and Joy and Alex)… would laugh and say, ‘hey! it’s fun…it helps… don’t make too big a deal of it!!’

2) Una and our ‘walks’  (it’s been suggested by some of my co-hostinae that I should be listing Una in her own standalone Item… I concur)

3) work… what a wonderful opportunity to seek to perceive and find ways to self-improve-myself! I mean, like, my being in a sales-based form of work, it’s pretty all much interpersonal qualities… not like being an expert mechanic (like Friend of the Doctrine Alex) or being Kindergarden Teaser like Dyanne… it’s pretty much ‘ok-clark-relate-to-your-clients-and-provide-outstanding-and-expert-service.

4) Phyllis and her sense of non-staid-adulthood (which is all the more outstanding a quality, her being a roger and all),  who has decided that what we really need is a treehouse! (photo below. she had the good sense to have our carpenter-guy, Tom, do the framing and such, but, Phyllis will be doing the siding/walls and all.)

treehouse construction

treehouse construction

5)  the Wakefield Doctrine, not just because it’s an incredibly useful perspective on the behavior of the people in my life, not just because it’s fun to know more about the other person, (than I have any right to know), it’s because it has led me here to the ‘sphere, (‘dragged me’ might be more accurate. If you’d of asked me, the week before the decision was made to write blog, what I thought about blogs and bloggers, I would have said something  like, “…who would care what I had for breakfast.” or “no one needs to hear my thoughts on the geopolitical crisis in Outer Hamburgia”.  Now, 5 years later, I will say in all sincerity, I wouldn’t spend my free time (not counting family and lawn-mowing and reading books time, of course), anywhere else.

6) It reminds me of the first Post I wrote. Like for a lot of people it was stressful. I worried about writing something worthwhile and I checked and double-checked the spelling and the grammar and all, mostly I appreciated the fact that when I hit ‘Publish’ there would be no turning back. The moment came and I hit ‘Publish’. I then leaned over and turned off the computer, got up, got in my car and drove around for an hour.  lol

7) New Secret Rule!!  New Secret Rule!!  If I haven’t been able finish all 10 items by 7:30 on Saturday, due to legitimate work, family responsibility or …well, because!‘ the SR 717.3 (subchapter 5) allows me to borrow the 3rd Item from the 5th TToT Post on the page with all the icons!

“3. These days, that thing I’m doing when they leave usually is something in the kitchen. I’ve been able to make real meals every night. I can plan and use what needs used in the fridge. I can look up new recipes and even try them out. I’ve also made dessert most nights, so the kids are happy, happy, happy.”

(rats! I couldn’t copy out the pitcha!  you need to go to ‘the coop’ and see what I mean)

8) I am totally thankful for the Book of Secret Rules (aka the Secret Book of Rules). If you’re will to work hard, use your imagination and be prepared to dance like John Travolta,  (or… or…. trying to think of famous female dancers, at least one famous for a particular dance sequence), then nothing bad will happen.

9) the Wakefield Doctrine Saturday Night Drive!! 8:00 to 8:45 EDT  call 1-218-339-0422 access code: 512103# and join for a live and lively discussion about all things Doctrine!

10) 1.3

Ten Things of Thankful
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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. ivywalker says:

    Frist. But I must say you put up last week’s icons or whatever the hell they are. I’m happy to see Phylli. I’m happy to see if they listen to each got their own spot and I think the tree house thing is awesom. I’m happy to see Phyllis and Una each got their own spot and I think the tree house thing is awesome!

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      hey send me a copy of what you’re using to link (at the end of the code is a but it doesn’t produce the icons except when I clip the end of the code intended for blogger users… that usually works… cept this week

  2. ivywalker says:

    Oh, and check your damn email and tell me about the 12th already. Thanks!

  3. Vanessa D. says:

    I love the whimsy of a tree house. I do hope you’ll share it with us when it’s completed.

  4. I absolutely agree with Phyllis, every adult should have a tree house, and most people only build tree houses for their children because THEY want to have one :-) On the same page: guess why my friend and I took the gang of 4 girls to watch Cinderella a couple of months ago? WE wanted to watch it, and took the girls as alibis :-) Same story, different days with “Minions” today!

  5. dyannedillon says:

    Una is definitely smiling, and nothing you say or do will get me to join the weight gravity challenge. The only ones who know how much I weigh are God and the nurse at my oncologist’s office. I don’t even know and I don’t want to know.

  6. May says:

    I would love a tree-house hideaway! Be sure to post the finished project, please.
    Good to see Una taking her daily constitutional (which I am using as a walk or stroll, but was dismayed to find it has a less polite usage. Thank you, Urban Dictionary.)

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:


      damn! now I have to go look it up (and, thereby, alter my own reality!)

  7. Kristi says:

    Truthfully, I’m dreading the challenge tomorrow. A week of road trip food, trail mix, and wedding cake (well, I only had one piece of cake, but still) do not weight loss make. Sigh. So, tomorrow will be a high number and hopefully the scale will go back in the right direction.

    I’m so happy Phyllis got her own thankful! And I totally agree about the treehouse. Can’t wait to see updates on its progress!

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      good progress this weekend past… a bit more carpentry (both professional and homeowner) photos

      hey! photos from vacay will totally distract the thousands of people who will be looking at my increase at the Gravity Challenge this morning!

  8. herheadache says:

    Treehouses are the stuff my childhood memories are made of.
    Every child should have one.

  9. ivywalker says:

    How did this get here? And THE 12TH???

  10. Kristi Campbell - findingninee says:

    I can do the 12th oh yes I can
    Clark get off your ass and be a man!
    Will you or won’t you meet up with us
    no whining allowed don’t make a fuss!

    (heheh had to do it again)

  11. clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

    working on the logistics (at this point, I’ll meet zoe in New Haven and drive from there)… am thinking accommodations…. how many days/nights do you expect the fun to last?


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