Tee Tea oh T -the Wakefield Doctrine- ‘…of April and brightening light’

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



(yeah, an odd Post Title, even by our standards! and the Post image is quite the odd one, two…)

But, lets have right at it, shall we? Ten Things of Thankful is a ‘gratitude blog(hop)’ created by Lizzi Lewis. It poses the challenge, ‘what might it be, in the last week, (or the last year, (or, anytime in your life, for that matter)) that engenders the emotion and/or feeling of gratitude?’ Each weekend, we write Posts reflecting this sentiment and, we also visit and read all the other blogs that have joined the weekend’s festivities. While 10 Things (of Thankful) is ostensibly the required format, creativity and ‘good intent’ totally trump strictly defined rules and such, so if you lack the (something) to complete a list of 10 Items or you have a surfeit of Thankfuls  then, have at it. (Do not, of course, forget the only other requirement, good intent and everything else will take care of itself.)

(oh yeah, almost forgot… here we have a Book of Secret Rules (aka the Secret Book of Rules) which is something none of those other grat hops got and…and we recognize hypogratitude as a valid item (consistent with ‘good intent’)

Well, aren’t I getting all Queensbury on my intro this week? Bottom line: I’m grateful for the opportunity to participate in this here bloghop here and, as to my description above about the nature and character and rules (found in this ‘hop?) grain of salt, yo, grain of salt. Come join and have yourself some ‘fun’.

Item 1: that I kept at the intro above, until the final version that you are reading. the first it was like, “damn! clark… “Coherence Next 2 Exits”

2): in the spirit of ‘living the Rules, not ruling the Living’, I’m in the mood to mix of the order the Ts and, in all likelihood, will get all SOC on this list.

Three, (just after Two, but surely well Before 14): That Mistress Lewis and my co-hostinae are all so…. liberal in their approach to this bloghop. I left the reference to ‘good intent’ in my intro (despite many other changes and deletions to the original copy) as that is the description that, for me, says it best about how this bloghop seems to be each and every week for the last 7.3 years.*

Quattro Iteemo: I am kinda hypo-gratacious that I have, in fact and deed, completed the Serial Novel, ‘Blogdominion‘ with the posting of the Epilogue last Sunday. I have much work to do in the process remaining. But I’m totally grateful for all of you who read and commented on the story.

Five!!!!!!! I always mention Phyllis and Una in my TToT list, ’cause…. well, damn  just because, ya know?

Sex: The Book of Secret Rules (aka the Secret Book of Rules) because it’s the reason I could be comfortable with the last Item, Item Five!!!!! (Item Five!!!! motto: “if you want to bring out your scottian aspect, better stock up on exclamation points, you’re gonna need!!!!!! ’em“)

Self: totally grateful for the Wakefield Doctrine. Talk about your sine qua non!

Ate:  ()  Warning: Gross (but funny)

…Pinta and Santa Maria: Coming this Week! holy smokes!  what’ve I gotten myself into? I’m continuing with my efforts to acquire writing skills. Being at the stage of the game that I am, (chronoageistically-speaking), I not have a moment to lose. Part of the process of any self-improvement is to update your own self-description and my thanks go out to zoe on this matter, at least as it applies and pertains to my writing project… she has been first among the, ‘sorry, you’ve accomplished something that disqualifies you from the ‘I am such a shlemiel with the writing and such.’ ) In any event… I’ll be posting Chapter 1 of ‘Almira‘ both on jukepop and it’s own wordpress blog.

Secret Rule (SR) One (point) Three  the best of all the Secret Rules!  (basically be sayin, “Here I am at the (nearly) end of my list, boy howdy, am I glad of that!”  cha…ching! ding an sich, binyons! ding an sich


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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:


  2. ivywalker says:

    That monty python piece is one of the few I cant actually watch as I find myself gagging… Looking forward to the first installation…

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      you know, I was thinking that and watched and, found myself laughing (not one of the ‘omg Monty Python is the funniest thing since… since Dick Cavett!) but, it’s good to know there’s still tasteless gross humour loss in the world.

  3. And so I wondered how it was I could laugh at “ate”. LOL

    I look forward to “Almira”.

    Of course Sex! Of course :D

  4. jny_jeanpretty says:

    A is for awesome, Clark. Also I am grateful for A for April light too! Thanks for posting on the Facebook so I could remember to come over here and read what you are up to!


    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      Hey! Jean! good to see, hear…. become aware of your presence in an abstract, but quite real sense!

  5. valj2750 says:

    I totally love that video clip!!!!!!!! In my mental video of the same scenario, I blow up like a balloon and float around above the world. All the Ts as well as your unique numbering make this a dandy read (reference photo of gentleman with umbrella and hat). I’ve come to terms with the term writer as it describes what I do, but you have surpassed writer and are an author!!!!!! I’ll be reading Almira.

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      thank you for reading and providing very helpful feedback on ‘Blogdominion’ (my god, isn’t writing the thing enough? I’m starting to rip my hair out over writing a synopsis and I haven’t even looked at ‘how to write a query letter’ lol

      I look forward to finding out (along with you and the other Readers) what ‘Almira’ will be about! lol yeah, like Blogdominion it’s shaping up to be a true serial tale.
      (although…. it would seem that Almira was a young girl in Lawrence Ma and actually was there at the time of the ‘Bread and Roses Strike’! so I think I’m beginning to get a sense of why she might have been so ostracized in Kansas…. )

  6. You can never overuse exclamation points when you’re excited.
    Unless you’re talking to grammar Nazi.
    They hate that.
    I’m not one of those.

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      lol… I suspect I’m on their Do Not Try list (if there is such a thing), seeing as how I also am a big fan of making words up (for convenience and/or amusement)

  7. Kristi says:

    I’m all for devoting a thankful each week for family.
    I enjoyed Blogdominion, and am looking forward to Almira.

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      looking forward to it (in a alternately horrified/tortures-of-the-damned/delighful anticipation) way my ownself!

  8. dyannedillon says:

    I’m going to have to make use of the Secret Book of Rules during the A to Z Challenge. So glad you have blazed the trail for using it!!!!!!!!!!!

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      Sounds like a case for SR 89.2 (c) (and, in some applications, and codicils) SR 3278.r3.[subchapter .3] for sure!

  9. herheadache says:

    Whatever else, Clark, I don’t know what I’d do without one of your thankfulness perspective posts to help round out my weekends.

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      thank you, Kerry… the TToT is definitely the center of my virtual weekends too!

  10. Joy Christi says:

    On all of it, but first and three-most on finishing your novella! I can’t even boast the finishing of READING it :( but hopefully soon. That is amazing, what a feeling that must be! I cannot imagine the finishing of a CHAPTER, much less an entire story that you carried, gave birth to and nursed. Yeah, that was not the colorful analogy I intended. I am not going to be writing anything anytime soon :) SUPER happy for you, and your new endeavor(s)! With 2 blogs and 2 mile run you’re becoming the Stephen King of blogs, or whatever other writer has a lot of writings that I can’t remember.
    Okay, now that I’m finished eating I have to go back up and see what was ‘gross but funny.’ I know I probably shouldn’t eat and read, or be driving right now AAAAHHHH

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      lol yeah, huh it’s been oddly enjoyable and now onwards to try and take it the next step, publication. (Who would’ve thought that something as simple sounding as ‘synopsis’ would be so daunting!)

  11. jamie says:

    Well, I’ve not been around lately but how fabulous to hear you’ve finished a novel. Splendid news. I’m eeking out a first draft myself. Happy week to come for you Clark.

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      you too, Jamie

      (what I think made all the differed for me, getting this far was using an online posting site and starting it (the story) as a serial… then all I had to do was fear missing a week! (a chapter a week was what I managed)

  12. A says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed your TToT this week, not that I don’t every other week, but there was something even more delightful about this one :) Congratulations on finishing your novel (novella?), something I aspire to accomplish one day (maybe, hopefully, perhaps, possibly…)!!! Thank you for encouraging me to write my own TToT yesterday lol even if you were just bored at work and wanted something to read ;) I miss the vidchats, need to get back in on those, ok?!

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      that is one of the very cool things about the virtual world, in general, and the blogosphere in particular… the ease of contact, access to multiple realities (i.e. the shared lifes of the people who inhabit it)

      • A says:

        I definitely agree with you on that, my friend! I adore reading and getting to know people from all over the world and all walks of life, though I’ve been horrible at keeping up with my reading lately :/ Now that I’m unemployed I plan to do a lot of catching up!

  13. A says:

    p.s. LOVE the image!!!

  14. christine says:



    Very proud of you for finishing Blogdominion. It is a huge accomplishment!!!

    It’s a good thing to always be thankful for Una and Phyllis. I’d be worried if there was a day you weren’t!!!


  15. May says:

    Man, you are a writing machine lately! Keep it up!
    “Coherence next 2 exits”…yet another laugh out loud moment for me!