TToT -the Wakefield Doctrine- Sunday Edition!

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

‘Unlike Time, a dog always waits …’
  Landscape orientation
The scene depicts two things:
a) the endless struggle and temporary balance between opposites in Nature and
2) the innate serenity of dogs
First, the struggle (because this is being written by a native of Y Chromia (lol)

You know how I (often) do this thing, write about how weird we are here at the Doctrine, at the start of some posts? Well, today I’m feeling more, ‘the Wakefield Doctrine is so useful a tool for self-improving oneself that, rather than footnote a disclaimer to the effect of ‘please bear with us, we’re kinda weird’, I’ll express my feelings upfront.

Not so weird, this Wakefield Doctrine. Provided one enjoys alternate perspectives on the everyday world that we all inhabit. We used to refer to (this personal quality) as flexibility of intelligence. The willingness to entertain the notion that there is more than one reality available, if we are but willing to allow for a perspective that is different from our own. And that, if anything, is what the Wakefield Doctrine is: a(n) additional perspective on the world and the people around us. A tool for seeing the world as the other person (might) experience it.

Enough for the piles of words. This weekend we got hit with the ‘artsy stick’, big time! No! You laugh, wait till you wade through the following music vids, home vids and quotes from really cool people saying things I can only dream of coming up with myself.

1) Josie Two Shoes first! Hey! Lets all give a steady round of applause to she-who-opens-the-door-that-lets-us-into-the-asylum-but-does-not-lock-us-in. yeah!


1.1) “And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” the very cool observation, attributed to Fred Nietzsche


Music you say? Heres an old Christmas classic:

2) Phyllis and Una

Phyllis and Una walking towards the tree house.

3-8) technology, free time on a Saturday morning, local climate, a lifetime of saving up scraps of interesting and the willingness to display the products of this celebration of a moment in time with friends. As exhibit A, I offer the following. (A total ‘damn’ out to anyone who, after watching these two short vids, thought…”Now lets trying watching the movie, ‘Wizard of Oz’ with the music playing…lol)


9) (photo to follow) enough with the artsy nature stuff… lets spend a few minutes with one of our favorite comedians, Jim Gaffigan

10) Secret Rule 1.3 (from the Book of Secret Rules, (aka the Secret Book of Rules) that states, in part: the completion of a List of Ten Things of Thankful constitutes an Item in and of itself, self-referencing as that might be. The Item, (frequently noted as, “Holy smoke! I’m done already! That was quick”) should, by tradition and convention, be placed in the penultimate position in the post.)

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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:

    it is starting to look like Christmas; ain’t it thrilling?

  2. Nice, all.
    One of my favorites, Sweet Jane. Really nice bass.
    Tell me what the hell ran from left to right of screen during Money at oh, 1:07? That was wild! (no bad pun intended lol) I want to say it was not a squirrel. Tell me it was bigger than a cat! :D

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      it might have been one of the smaller turkeys, they pretty quick when they lean into it.

  3. Sageleaf says:

    I remember the Hot Pockets! LOL. Will call in next week; last night we had (yes, we clarks actually HOSTED) a holiday party in honor of J’s 50th birthday. :) I can’t believe it’s Sunday but I AM SO PSYCHED to have two weeks to write, write, write and write some more. Oh and paint some. So I’m GRATEFUL! Grateful for Phyllis and this here Doctrine, too. Sending hugs to y’al and wishes for an awesome week!

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      Pass along my HB JC! Christmas break, I take it. Getting more organized myownself with the writing, trying to dole out the energy in an orderly manner…lol

  4. herheadache says:

    Landscape orientation, perspective, and cheers to all that’s weird. A common theme this week apparently. Off to write mine about what’s weird. Happy Holidays Clark, to you and to Phyllis and to Una too.

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      Same to you and them up there in Canada, eh?*

      * not me! that was google translate adding the ‘eh?’ I trust with a suitable Dave Thomas (the comedian/writer not the restauranter) inflection

  5. Kristi says:

    Those squirrels seem very big! I love watching the snow come down. We’ve have very little snow so far, but there is still hope for a white Christmas.

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      There appear to be two varieties in the woods, the grey and the red. The grey (seen in vid) are the larger, the red are smaller and faster and much more aggressive (remind you of any personality time/predominant worldview?) lol
      The snow fortunately is very dry as the temperature hasn’t gotten above freezing since it came down. At least it’s easier to shovel.

  6. 15andmeowing says:

    I always enjoy your thankfuls. I think it is sweet that Uma and Phyllis are always on the list :)

  7. Missy says:

    You have such a way with words. I always enjoy your posts

  8. messymimi says:

    Another list to make me smile. Our squirrels did not come out of the trees that i saw while there was snow on the ground here. They didn’t know what it was, i’m sure!