TToT -the Wakefield Doctrine- (I believe the expression you’ll want is ‘cover the waterfront’)

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

‘The road to Farmer Brown’s’
Bout a minute or so into the video (below) I will attempt to provide a description of the stonewalls that line the road that Una and I are driving down. I admit to choking. It’s kinda interesting (choking as I did, but that not what I’m writing this for), I will now offer a description of the stonewalls that hold the green-skeletal armies of corn back in the fields, their world one of order and rows. they remain standing in line, right to the edge of the road and freedom, even as the machines approach to end their tall, upside-down broom-like lives.
About the stone walls? rows of miniature elephants and whales, with funeral shrouds of time-aged lace doilies worn so long as to become a part of their bodies.

Three day weekend. Attempted posting on a Friday. Nothing makes sense anymore!

Well, some things make sense. This bloghop, the Ten Things of Thankful, hosted each week by Josie Two Shoes, makes sense. The theme and most every participant’s blog posts are reasonable and sensible. Ten Things that we can say elicited or otherwise caused us to feel grateful. As recently or as long-ago-ly as the writer chooses.

People, places and things. All are fair game.


Speaking of talented lifeforms… our friend Cynthia hasn’t simply stepped onto the path (that many find themselves walking) she is stepping ahead and sending back reports from up ahead. Bringing a ridiculously broad range of talents and skills to bear, Cynthia is able to relate her experiences in a manner that not only serves as encouragement but as an aide, tool and reinforcement for self-developing oneself.  She has a site, Intuitive and Spiritual. But the big news, what has her at the Number Spot (‘with a bullet’) is the publication and availability of her newest book: The Tree of Life: A Personal Development Journal: A Journey of Mindfulness and Intentions

That is Number One.

Our second Item is a place (and, as a subset of the three primary categories), an event. Last night’s Friday Night Walk with Una. This time we went for a short drive to see the cows at Farmer Brown’s farm. (This is a fictional name for an actual farm. But you probably were thinking, “Hey, I heard of Farmer Browns farm. That looks nothing at all like Farmer Brown’s farm. What the hell is going on here?)

For Number Two on this week’s list of Things of Thankful:

If there is One and Two (and we intend to continue on, up to Ten, this would be a good place to add Number Three)… Three:

Sunflower-to-be (or not to be)








Four or more?Shore: Simplest of Grats we live within easy driving distance of the shore. Specifically the shore of the Atlantic. Even more specifically, the coastal region of southern New England.  Here:

Phyllis and the Enclosure that floats above the earth in the embrace of a tree

Five and Six: (Sunday Supplement) Be sure’n stop back tomorrow.

Seven alone: Surely there is nothing more self-sufficient than the Wakefield Doctrine. Why? Because it, (the Doctrine), is a perspective. It is a perspective on the behavior and relationships of and among the people in our lives. With the (added, because this is not the perspective, it is a perspective) understanding we gain by viewing the world through the lens of the Wakefield Doctrine, we are in a position to see the world as others are experiencing it. And that can only add to what we are. ya know?

Eight (It is the most rogerian of primary numbers) therefore we should cite both the Gravity Challenge and the Six Sentence Story. Not because they (the activities are of a rogerian character) simply that they (both bloghops) are activities of a group nature. And nothing says group nature like rogerian.

Nine  yeah, I know! music here’s something thats been in my head all morning. It’s from the before time so, if you were around then, let the music (possibly) cause you an emotional flash back. ’cause that’s one of the things music is real good at. (from Edgar Winter’s’ ‘Jasmine Nightdreams’ album.

10) the first among secret Rules! Secret Rule 1.3


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. jny_jeanpretty says:

    Frist! I heard Edgar W. play with Janis Joplin in Madison Sqyare Garden!

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      First indeed!

      I believe* I saw Edgar once in Providence and Johnny in Boston.

      *well, it was kinda the seventies, ya know

      Hey! Jenay! Good to ‘see’ you.

  2. jny_jeanpretty says:

    then again it was probably Johnny!

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      The Music Hall in Boston, 1973 (borrowed the progenitor scott’s car (a 1967 Plymouth) and made it from Providence to Boston on impulse time… went with the progenitor roger)
      see photo


  3. Yes! Congratulations to Cynthia! She is a most excellent role model – follow your heart, instincts, persevere and remain true to your self.
    Love the sunflower pictorial metamorphosis.
    Phyllis is wonderful. And so is the treehouse! A wonderful getaway from the everyday, it is a peaceful little retreat :)
    Nice song. I used to listen to Edgar but only limited, Entrance album mostly. I preferred older brother Johnny :D You are correct – music is most excellent for the “emotional flashback”.

    Hi Jenay!!

  4. Although you haven’t officially linked this up on our TToT blog, I saw it on Facebook and had to drop by for my weekly does of Clarkville. :-)

    I haven’t checked out Cynthia’s book yet, but it’s getting such positive comments for everyone that it’s a must on my list. I love people who let us was with them on their journey to enlightenment!

    I totally enjoyed your country drive with Una, and it’s clear that she loved greeting the cows!:-) Rock walls aren’t common in the rural area where I grew up, so I find them especially charming. I miss farm country, and the simple way of life that goes with it.

    The sunflower continues to prosper! I enjoy them for their outrageously showy appearance that demands to be noticed, and of course the wonderful harvest of seeds that will hopefully follow.

    How I envy your proximity to the coastal shore! With any luck at all we shall find ourselves on the beach with waves washing over our feet in just a couple weeks, barring more hurricane intruders.

    Phyllis’ treehouse is such a delightful personal spot for reflection, reading, writing, and meditation. It is every child’s (and adult’s) dream to have a little world of their own to escape to. She looks so at peace there in her chair!

    I’ve been thinking a lot about perspective lately, because life keeps sending me lessons in the form of karma, teaching me to be more compassionate and less critical of others. While it would be much easier if everyone viewed the world just as I do, it wouldn’t be nearly as much fun, so The Doctrine serves it’s well-intended purpose to help us gain clarity.

    My response to group nature is one of dive in and back out, in repeated cycles. I love people and the pleasure of interacting and sharing, and then I need some alone time to recharge and reflect, otherwise I quickly become overwhelmed. I am so content in my own company that sometimes I forget how much joy is to be found with others, but eventually I surface again for another go at it.

    I certainly do remember Edgar Winter, your musical choices for the week always make me smile, there are still “oldies” among us! I’ll be back to check on the Sunday edition tomorrow or early in the week, in the meantime enjoy the long weekend, and share a shore video with us next time you head that way! XO

  5. Sageleaf says:

    Clark, oh, I am just so heart-warmed by you. Coming over here, I love reading your TToT posts, but never did I expect a special mention. *THANK YOU* I had to burst out laughing at the line, “Bringing a ridiculously broad range of talents and skills to bear” – sometimes I don’t know whether I’m cursed or just crazy. LOL. But those broad skills are what landed me a marketing position (essentially doing for the school what I do for my website) in which I’m now learning how to create things like RSVP forms for fundraising events, and possibly creating an e-commerce store, in addition to learning other skills like using a Divi builder. Yeah, who knew, right? But it’ll also help me in my own website. Nevermind the fact that I’ve been to school for things like Spanish, art and education….marketing? Pfft. But anyways…all these things do make me happy. My brain apparently really craves novelty. All this to say…thank you. You and Phyllis and Denise – you have become so special and so dear to me.
    The sunflower. These symbolize life, vitality, and good fortune. As this blooms, may all these things be true for you.
    Y’all are so cool.
    And Josie’s comment made my day. I need to pay her a visit. :)

  6. Pat B says:

    Your description of the corn is right on! It seems as though the farmers are planting the corn way closer than in years past.
    Does the farmer know his pseudo name and that his place and cows are famous here? :-)
    Congratulations are in store for Cynthia.
    The photos of the progression of the sunflower to bloom time are great. Almost there, almost.
    I can almost hear the birds chirping in the trees and feel the breeze from the trees as Phyllis sits in her beloved enclosure.

  7. herheadache says:

    I am unfamiliar with stone walls, so thanks for the info.

    Ah, aw, to live so close to the ocean. Lakes are my substitute.

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      Its interesting how ‘local’ (extensive) stone walls are, a statement to character of the geology of New England I suspect.

      Just got back from google… and Laurentian Ice Sheet they mention you! (Well, it was Canada they actually mentioned, but still!)