Wednesday -the Wakefield Doctrine- ‘this is like light stretching and calisthenics in the morning, ‘cept for one’s head, ya know?’

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

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I smiled to myself as I (made) the decision to write this Post. I’m surely one of the original, ‘blogs?! like who the hell cares to read about what I have for breakfast or the sublime beauty of my thoughts as I drive my car?‘, blog-dismissers. That was, of course, before a certain personality theory reached a point of development in my mind. When the ‘theory of clarks, scotts and rogers‘ became the Wakefield Doctrine.  (There must be special word for the person who turns 180 degrees in beliefs and expresses as much, (if not more), enthusiasm for a belief that was once denied. Probably something like ‘Damascus syndrome’ or such). In any event, with the Wakefield Doctrine needing to be explained, I started writing this blog.

…so, today’s Post? It is probably one of the oddest of the odd, (in this long series of oddities). I just thought that writing a Post would …do some good… for me. (Now, those experienced and learned Doctrine Readers, ‘out there’, just tipped forward in their chairs/looked up from the text they were sending/stuttered on the phone to their friend, (“hold on, I have to get back to you”)/and otherwise,  re-read that last statement. To these Readers I’ll simply say, ‘the Wakefield Doctrine is a unique, fun and oddly effective tool for self-improvement. With the Wakefield Doctrine as a guide/perspective/tool/game, a determined enough person can change those things that always resisted change and acquire those skills and abilities that have remained just out of reach in the past. As to the exact steps to self-improving oneself? The beauty of the Doctrine lies in the fact that it concerns itself with the very, most personal aspect of our lives, i.e. ‘how we relate ourselves to the world around us.’ It is this relationship that is important. Hell, it’s not important, it’s the world we all woke up to this morning. Whether you’re an Outsider (clark) or a Predator (scott) or a Herd Member (roger), you will relate yourself to the world around you today. And, for the benefit of new Readers, let me remind everyone that we did not say, ‘how we relate to the world’…. we said, ‘how we relate ourselves to the world’  big difference.

the second odd thing today, the video at the bottom of the Post. Maybe not so odd, simply that I had the melody in my head when I woke up this morning. Searched and found the video, which included the lyrics.  I read the notes below the version on youtube and someone commented that Brian May wrote the song about his dog. I liked that. Sure, I know!  it’s the internet and everything is true/everything is made-up/everything is a lie  but (true or not), that story now exists in my world and I like the idea that that is what this song is about. It made me think of Ola. How much she meant to me. And how, that,  that feeling, in and of itself, outweighs the sadness of her not being here today.


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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. ivywalker says:

    wow! Two serendipitous moments with this post… ONE… I really did lean forward in my chair just then… granted it was to reach the ice pack under my foot but still…. the other TWO or B as it were is that just yesterday I happened upon your FB because of a comment you made and I made it a point to look at photos of OLA who is quite beautiful I might add! and yeah I suppose C could be I really do care what ya had for breakfast… burnt toast…. I know I need more in my life! hahahaha!

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      She was indeed the perfect dog (no bias there, lol)
      funny about these here blogs here, how we come to have a sense of Readers (even though it’s hardly ever at the front of the mind…hell, for me, for most of the time it was a ‘hey! won’t it be cool if we get regular Readers like all those real blogs do?‘, it’s only recently that it occurs to me to think in those terms (in no small due to chidings from you and a few of the others))

  2. phyllis says:

    Nice job Clark!
    Of all the memories that I cherish of our thirty some odd years together, it is the memories of you, me, and Ola (the family unit) that are the most poignant – thanks for the song.

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:


      And thank you for the compliment, which in terms of the Doctrine is incredibly high praise, as we know, clarks think, scotts act and rogers feel… so that comes as a pleasantly surprisingly surprise of a compliment (whew!! back on safe ground!)

  3. Hey to Ola. Though she cannot be with you in self, she is always with you in spirit!

  4. Denise says:

    I have the album (actual vinyl). How is it I don’t remember this song? If it be true, Brian wrote this song for and about his dog…then I like him without ever having to meet him :)

    Your life was forever changed by Ola. And it was made better, you were made better, because of her.