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damn! where the hell did I leave that SOC headset!?!! (Item 1 the kind of mind that, after the previous sentence, replayed in ‘True-to-Life®‘ Seven-Year-Old-Hi-Fidelity, ‘You’d forget your head if it wasn’t tied on’).

Warning: Excessive randomosity (and other crimes-against-the-written-word) ahead! Yes, this is ‘one of those‘ TToT Posts!

Item 2: I grateful for having lost all rhetorical self-respect, and, for god know what reason, am comfortable passing the most errant nonsense as a well-meant and heart❤️felt TToT Post!

3) If anyone has CS Lewis’s heir’s phone number, please let me know! I need to make sure that our Founderess doesn’t not stumble across this Post without fair warning… she’s of exceptional patience and forbearance (particularly for our people*), but, damn! I’m getting ready to click ‘Next’ and I’m writing this!

Grat Item 4: remembering that, for me, the key to a successful day today is to balance: ‘you only live once, do it right’ and ‘you only live once, don’t mess it up’ and ‘you only live once, don’t worry, enjoy yourself!’

5) Una and Phyllis and the secret world

6)Almira‘  hey! usually when I mention writing ‘Almira’ I’ll simply give a preview of this weeks Chapter. But, in case there are any new Readers (and, no, I’m not counting too heavily on return visits, lol) here’s a quick synopsis:

Dorothy Gale has been some strange places in her relatively short life. She has met very curious people, rallied her friends, fought off her enemies and still tries to be a good person. Problem is, she does not believe she knows who she really is and. worse, where she belongs. ‘Almira’ is the story of mis-understood people and discovering the truth about ourselves and the world we find ourselves in.

7) yeah, it’s called the Book of Secret Rules (aka the Secret Book of Rules) and it’s one of the coolest, most fun things about this, ‘the bloghop-that-Lizzi-built’ and while zoe is our resident expert on all thing virginal (the Seven Guard Virgins, of course!) and is Curatoress of the BoSR/SBoR, allow me to say this: if you’re new to the TToT and you find yourself blocking on what to write, or whether what you want to write is appropriate, all you have to do is cite the SR (Secret Rule) Chapter and Verse (and include a short description of the Rule and why it applies, and you are golden.) Serially! Try it, it’s very fun.

8) work has been interesting of late, in it’s constant stress; the reason I cite the stress at work, (which is, of course, simply a part of the work I do), is that it allows me to practice learning to live right. (Having people with whom I can identify is totally the key to seeing the improvements that I have to date.)

9) Kristi for the amazing amount of work in beta reading ‘Blogdominion‘. I am aghast at what it was that I was asking of her! In my defense, this is my first story in need of beta reading and, having written it over the course of nearly six months, totally under-appreciated how much work would be involved. tres thank you, Kristi… (I would do a Capitalize everything joke here, but only Kristi would laugh… hopefully, …. someone remind me to send her a box of #2 pencils!)

10) SR 1.3  (which allows: ‘the completion of a List of Ten Items’ may serve as one of those self-same Ten Items. This accomplishment may be applied for the 10th Item only, unless there are Items that remain, unused and available for attribution.) (… hey! Item 7 Readers!  like that)


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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. Abbie says:

    I’m all about random TToT posts ;) Well done, Clark, well done!!!

  2. ivywalker says:

    The dance dont forget the dance!!!! Its the best part of the sbor/bosr!

  3. Kristi says:

    I really did enjoy the Book, and Capitalization can be an Art Form, right? Feel free to take artistic license whenever you want; it is your book, after all!

  4. May says:

    I too have an appreciation for your randomness. The only things that could have pleased me more would have been video proof of Una’s walk or additional photographs of the treehouse!

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      heard and understood! will surely do a vid walk and I’ll check and see if any of the photos I took this afternoon of Phyllis sweeping the gypsy moths out of the treehouse came out in any kind of condition.

  5. herheadache says:

    Do it right…don’t mess it up…enjoy yourself.
    I try to find a balance, but I really think I am enjoying the Almira story because it is a favourite from childhood and because, though I never lived through a tornado and visited Oz, I do feel like I can relate a lot to Dorothy. I am secure in a lot of ways, but I still feel like I don’t know where I fit in. Thanks for deciding to write the continuation of Dorothy’s story in the first place.

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      thank you for that comment (in particular the part about relating to Dorothy in terms of ‘fitting in’…I’ve been trying to get a sense of how clear I am making ‘Dorothy’s problem’* she not only does not know if she fits in, she’s not even sure who she really is)…thanks!

      *in terms of the narrative arch of the protagonist must confront a problem

  6. christine says:

    Enjoy yourself! For sure. In a do it right don’t mess it up kind of way. :)

    Seeing the positive in a stressful job is not easy to do. Nice work!

  7. Randomness serves great purpose, if you ask me. I say own it!