TToT -the Wakefield Doctrine-

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

Una and the Rose
(center-left foreground) A single red (and some other low-end of the spectrum colours) set like a precious stone in a circle of un-bloomed flowers.
(center-center) Una waits on all four legs and regards the camera with an alert expression, i.e. tail straight back parallel to the green grass and ears erect, triangles capturing all sound.

Each week Josie Two-Shoes hosts the Ten Things of Thankful bloghop, inviting everyone to share a list of people, places and things that have caused them to experience a feeling of gratitude. (It can be something as immediate as the still-hot cup on coffee to the right of your keyboard, or as time-worn as feeling of ‘rightness’ standing before the never-still ocean or even the spontaneous smile that appears when a dog wags their tail at you. She, (Josie, not the dog), provides an environment that encourages the comfortable exchange of these experiences, no matter what the background, temperament, mood or state-of-mind of the participant.

And that is where the TToT stands apart, in the way it encourages creativity of expression. As with any (other) art, and I will maintain that a bloghop like the TToT is very much an exercise in creative writing, some writers employ a style that speaks to the purity of simplicity, for example, those of Kristi or Pat. Then, there are those who have that gift of seeing the ordinary and taking it in an unexpected direction. Mimi does this with her thematic TToTs… (the first time I read one of them, I was like, ‘what??! lol… what a cool idea.‘) Others are conversational and reading their TToT posts is like being invited over to their house and just hangin out and getting all up on things, ordinary and extraordinary. Our host Josie and Kerry do this with a natural ease that cannot but bring a smile.

And then, there are the rest of us, (lol… I know! zoe is sitting back smiling, ‘hey Joules… get the popcorn! stat!)  I thought to myself, this morning, I thought, ‘ok what would be a little different…’)

P V Q S P S A A T J G E M M X 
H F I V E R T E N G U G I B U 
Y D Y R I N N O R U X N N M J 
L D L M T R T A R B E E D B X 
L G L E E U V E W Y T L F L C 
I A N T I I A O N E L L U X R 
S V N I T F R L C C L A L I D 
O I H Y V K E H W N E H N S R 
O C E A N I N K D O I C E N M 
Q P Z V D O R V A J R O S E H 
K P C H L Z Q D C W J L S D J 
E S U O H E E R T T O T D R O 
I K G G E D O C T R I N E A S 
D Y A I H T N Y C R S O B G I 
C X C V X H X O F W V E T J E 



Click here… go to the TToT!


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. phyllis says:

    Nice, like Sudoku, your word search is a form of meditation that is quite enjoyable.

  2. mimi says:

    That’s neat! Puzzle writers have my admiration for their creativity and ability to take the same form and make it different every time.

  3. I love the word search things…imagine that lol
    Different, yet full of thanks. Short, yet full of thanks.
    Van. Time travel time.

  4. Kristi says:

    A+ for creativity, and extra credit for exceeding 10 items! :-)

  5. valj2750 says:

    And Ocean is the first word that pops out of the puzzle for me.

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      lol (why am I not surprised)… I got it second. The first to form from the letters for me? (a real shocker) ‘Doctrine’

  6. Sageleaf says:

    How creative with the word search! I came by last night but got distracted by the new Star Trek: Discovery. WHOA! Graphics and plot – SO COOL. Anyways…I’m listening to the Moon Dance as I type this and I’m grateful for that, too. Hell, I’m grateful for this entire post and all the wonderful people you’ve mentioned here. Not only that, I kind of feel like groovin’ now. Since it’s morning and I’m not officially “awake” until like 10am (how so very un-clark of me), I may have to try this upon getting up from the computer…HAHA

  7. MindOverMeta says:

    Love the word search, Clark. What an original idea! That’ll keep me busy for a bit :)

  8. This is the coolest idea, Clark! I love word games, and basically anything that challenges my brain, so of course I had to print a copy of it out so I can play with it after supper, it is much too fun to ignore. I will report back on my anticipated success, but probably not how long it takes me. :-)

    I also loved your whole intro, I agree that it is the freedom to implement your own style that makes this a never-boring or tedious writing exercise.

    I also totally enjoyed Una’s beautiful photo in the rose garden. I am ever-fascinated by the hearing power/range of cats and dogs, and the way they use their ears as a way of tuning in to sound direction. When one of my cats is unhappy with me it is common for them to sit with their back to me much like a pouting child, but with ears turned backward to listen for signs that I am taking note of their disdain. :-) The rose is beautiful too.

    Moondance is the perfect theme music for this season, very well done TToT, thank you!

    • I forgot to return earlier to tell you that I did indeed complete this word search and Papa Bear who was sitting beside me on the sofa felt compelled to assist. It was a fun idea, I love creative minds!