TToT -the Wakefield Doctrine- (celever subtitle here…. )

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


The time of the week when we stop with the tread-milling for a moment and find, identify and state the aspects and elements of our (own) lives over the past seven days (or more) that cause us to feel grateful. (The oddly passive phrasing there is a hint to a) my predominant worldview and 2) my own relationship with the world around me. And, yes, if you thought, ‘well, could’ve saved some words there, Mr. Redundency-who-states-the-obvious’ you are absolutely correct. You probably should request a Wakefield Doctrine hat (for your damn head) or something. But, this is what our Mistress Lizzi would have us do each and every Saturday (into and through Sunday) and far be it from me to be contrarian.

So, lets to the list be us all.

1)Grateful I am for the new(er) participants in this here bloghop here. The questions and concerns that they present reminds me of the core value in this exercise. My personal favorite question/concern is, ‘what if I can’t come up with 10 things that were good in the last week?’  Probably is the best question of all. A lot of Answers, (imo), to that question, and, employing one of the acceptable Answers to this concern, I’ll proceed to…

2) the Book of Secret Rules (aka the Secret Book of Rules)

3) the Gravity Challenge

4) the Six Sentence Story (and the wonderful of virtual and metaphoric psychological striptease)

5) the fricken google… man, the thing’s getting spooky. Example: Item 4? I wanted to say ‘metaphorical striptease’ and I wasn’t sure if it was metaphoric or metaphorical and so I went to ‘the google’ and started typing ‘metaphoric or…and it had a search result for the ‘which one is proper answer…. damn!

6) I could spend the next 3 or 4 items on my gratitude for the Wakefield Doctrine, but I won’t

7) Una and I had a nice walk yesterday.  We walked up Interstate 95 to Exit 3 (faster than any man and his Chodský pes have ever walked) and then to the gas station and then back home, circling around the golf course,  of course…she enjoyed the walk as much as I did (that’s probably a lie, I bet she enjoyed it more because she’s a dog and dogs are perfect lifeforms)

8) Phyllis  hey! I got a photo of Phyllis in bed that shows up in a google search!  no, really!  it’s great and we had no idea that that would happen! (a search of the name of Una and her proper breed name… hub pages!  what the hell!) lol*

9) I’ll be grateful (in a horribly painful and difficult way that, apparently, is not all that un-common in the world of people who decide that they can write a book (or a story or, in my case a serial), and …and!  by the end of the day, Chapter 1 of the Blogdominion Saga will be published and you can read it!

10) 1.3 yo   1.3


*(if you’re asking yourself that question, shame on you! of course I did!)

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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. I know I’m not first here.

  2. Oh man, I was! Well, I love your 10 Things. And hope you have a *fabulous* Saturday. Me? We have movie night planned…may or may not get a chance to call in, but have a great day!

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      have a good movie night (whatcha gonna see?) the lines to Wakefield are always open on Saturday night!

      • We watched a “Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia.” It was quite the movie. The first “Haunting in Connecticut” was probably the scariest movie I’ve ever seen, and this second one was probably the second scariest – they’re based on true stories. Right up there was “Babadook” and the third-scariest I’ve seen.
        I love scary movies this time of year. Especially when they’re based on true stories – it always makes me wonder where ghosts are lurking. Haha!

        • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

          agree, to this day I remember ‘the hook’ to the first scariest story (age 7 or so) was “…and they’re still studying the photograph” can’t remember the actual story, but it was the ‘based on reality’ aspect that made it so effective (for me).

  3. valj2750 says:

    Happy and lighthearted. Joyful and inspired. Good for you.

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      lol (I’m laughing because all of your comments are always on the mark and insightful… and when I read it, I immediately pulled up the Post and re-read it…. and, sure, clarks are often the last to know*)

      *whatever it is we project whenever: a) we’re not trying or 2)or changes on personality by virtue of personality theories such as the Wakefield Doctrine have their effect

  4. Kristi says:

    Looking forward to reading chapter 1!

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      I will have it up by tomorrow (maybe sooner)! Look forward to your feedback and reaction

  5. lrconsiderer says:

    Chapter 1 is a HUGE step. I wonder if clarks are terminally unsuited to novel-writing, due to all the very rogerian steps those things have to undergo before publication. That said…

    I’m glad that the new members of the hop remind you of all the times way back when. And I like that there ARE new members (even if I don’t see them right this second now…!)

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      (funny timing… I just spent that last 2 hours working on Chapter 1 (re-re-re write) and came here and saw your comment.) I would say that I agree for your definition of novel writing… (and, of course, rogers are the natural story tellers of the three).
      However, this project is actually meant as training and exercise in the Doctrine…. the only book I really need to write is the book that presents the Wakefield Doctrine in such a manner that anyone could pick it up and understand and apply the principles immediately to their benefit. Which, on the second level is what this book thing is (I’m a clark, how could there not be a ‘second level’? lol) In each of the steps and efforts I am finding that I’m able to see those element of myself that might be better if they were different (lol what a great blurb for a self-improvement book!! ‘a way to make different those parts of your self that would benefit by being different….AND GET GIRLS!! (AND….OK, GET GUYS!)
      back to work.
      hey I have a new expression of the manifestation of ‘the other two’ worldviews… really good, nearly impossible to describe but it seems to be a way around the ‘problem of native language’ i.e. is I’m trying to do something or interact with someone who is not a clark, how do I access that part within that is of the other two worlds… if I try to do it rationally as a clark then I will be unsuccessful! rhythm seems to be the metaphor that has some use…. more to follow

      • lrconsiderer says:

        oooooooooh that sounds exciting. I know that one’s been a tough nut to crack! Looking forward to hearing how it goes :)

        • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

          I’m betting pretty heavily that if I can complete this learn-as-you-write project (Blogdominion) then I will be able to side step the writers block on the Doctrine…. and hell, I might even learn to inject some emotion and humanity into the story of the Wakefield Doctrine (“one clark…three worlds…the struggle…the triumph!”)

  6. ivywalker says:

    Only found una in bed but damn she was so adorable when she was tiny!

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      lol yeah theres also a photo of Phyllis in bed with una asleep next to her… a bunch of photos that I put in to a Hub Post, back when I was over there

  7. Vanessa D. says:

    I’m left wondering what sort of revenge Phyllis will take for having her photo up on the google.

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:


      (we were both fairly astounded at the persistence of photos in the internet. the photos show the dates when I wrote the posts that included the photos… a while ago, a true cautionary tale about spontaneous photography and the virtual world…)

      We discovered that the photos were included in a google search, quite by accident… some causal browsing on dogs then chodsky pes and I clicked on images and it was, ‘wow! Pamela Anderson move over!’
      (yeah, I did ask her if she minded before I hit publish… while some forms of revenge can be entertaining, I’m a clark and, as a people, we are extraordinarily sensitive to the use of photos of people)

  8. dyannedillon says:

    I find it very freaky what people google to GET to some of my pictures and blog posts. There are a lot of freaks out there….

  9. herheadache says:

    I wish I had even a little bit of the energy a dog possesses.
    Sounds like a lovely walk and week.

  10. christine says:

    Google gets creepier each and every day.
    I never would have guessed you and Phyllis would sit down to watch a scary movie together. Is this a tradition for you or just a one time thing? When I was a kid, I loved scary movies. Then I saw Children of the Corn. No more!

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      yeah, total lesson in ‘whatever you put into the blogosphere stays in the blogosphere’

      she’s not such a fan of the scary…well, actually it’s suspense that Phyllis does not enjoy, as opposed to scary (if that makes any sense)

      I would imagine…. ‘where the corn grows as high as a (zombie) elephant’s eye’ right? lol (although you and your spider attacks that’s more than I would be able to deal with, if the truth be known

  11. Pat B says:

    Well that was fun. . .reading about Una, her breed, and seeing photos of her as a very cute puppy! I wasn’t familiar with this breed. Google finds just about anything and anyone I think. Judging from your Chapter 1, I think your book is going to be a great read!

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      yeah… (while still remarkably cute), as puppy Una did ‘cute’ exceptionally well. Until recently, the breed, Chodsky pes, was not found outside of the Czech Republic… one the pictures (on google) where Una is sticking her head out of a cage was actually taken in Frankfort Germany (we had a service pick her up at her original home and flew her over here).