January 1, 2018 -the Wakefield Doctrine-

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

‘Una and Phyllis sitting on the bridge at the pond on a single-digit temperature afternoon.’
(landscape orientation)
Three quarters of the photo is of winter-bare trees, background woods and a snow-covered bridge identifiable as such by the repeating divisions of the top surface, as the snow is so light and dry as to allow the gaps between each plank to show dark. Una and Phyllis are in the lower right quarter of the photo. Una is the triangular shaped fur-covered lifeform who appears to be smiling, if for no other reason than she has the quality of living in the moment. Phyllis is the blue, black and grey shape to Una’s left. Phyllis is smiling as she is practicing the way of life that permits such a response, despite the conditions of the external world at the moment.
I am behind the camera assuring both that ‘that’s a great shot! it’s a wrap’.

the Wakefield Doctrine is a perspective; inherent in all perspective is a new way of understanding.

the Wakefield Doctrine is a tool; (one definition) of a tool is, ‘an artifact created to enhance and multiply the intended effect of an effort’.

the Wakefield Doctrine is fun; fun has been defined as ‘the byproduct of relating ourselves to the world around us in a manner that meets the external demands of the world while leaving the opportunity to be creative‘.

Thanks and a big shout-out to Friend of the Doctrine, Cynthia for her ‘first of the year clarity statement’ Which simply means that, as a clark, she has captured the spirit shared by all clarks.

Two and an eighth clarks….*
Cynthia and Una and John.
Una is sitting in her chair at the head of the table. Cynthia is standing to Una’s right. John is on the left side of the table, mostly ‘out of frame’.
No one is looking at the camera.
of course

As per the above definition, the work in the Summer of the years past illustrates that one (circumstance’s) effort (and labor (and expenditure of energy)) is fun when those involved contribute (creativity includes assembly) to producing a thing of utility and value.

And so, in the time that unfolds into the next culturally arbitrary division of time aka the ‘New’ Year, we here at the Doctrine will take up our friends challenge to have an effect on the world by finding ways to become a more and better self.

(Clearly that admonition is hypo-grammatical both literally and figuratively.)

The third ‘definition’ of the Wakefield Doctrine above mentioned fun. It is. Fun. For example, from one of the earlier posts in the blog, a discussion of jobs.

All jobs, employment, occupations, avocations, professions, missions, crusades, escapades and ways that we chose to earn money fall into one of three categories:

Scientist, Salesman and Machine Operator.

  1. Scientist is (for our purposes) the one who wants, no, make that needs to discover the unknown and upon discovery wants to share it with others. clarks, it has been noted elsewhere are the creative one of the three, creative in the purest sense of the word.
  2. Salesman is the one who wants to change others, to get them to conform to his/her will.  A scott will get others to do things just because if she is the one directing others then no one is directing her.
  3. Machine Operator is a person who believes that the only tasks worth doing is the one with a defined set of variables, anything from engineer to accountant to musician.  Rogers tend to be the most excellent of musicians from a technical standpoint. (If you had a band comprised of a clark, a scott and a roger, the scott would be the ‘front man/woman’, the roger would play lead and the clark would play rhythm (but also be the main songwriter).

So get out there and look around.  What do you like to do for work or for fun? I guarantee that whatever it is, it will fit into one of these three jobs and more than likely it will correspond to whatever it is you are (clark or scott or roger).



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. Sageleaf says:

    Haa…I had no idea that such a photo of Una, John and me existed. lol. And that part about a machine operator? Yeah, John tried that for awhile. Studied it thinking he would be in middle management at some manufacturing company. It lasted like four years before he thought, yeah, no, Ima build things. Along those lines, I spent a chunk of the afternoon building his “building travel trailers” site. It’s not ready, yet, but my line of work has suddenly expanded.
    Creativity. My head feels like it’s exploded with it lately. Thanks for the shout out! I also hope you’re feeling more “human” again. Getting the flu is something that I do not like to experience and if I have to experience it, I’d rather it be quick and painless as possible. lol.
    I hope you and Phyllis had some great holidays! Frankly, while I was building websites this afternoon, I totally forgot it was a holiday. Was on the phone with bluehost…something about SSL certificates and addon domains. Ha!
    Happy New Year to y’all!!

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      yep, from the morning you guys headed East from the house.
      you and John (and Vincente) have a good year as well.

  2. Excellent post! Excellent photos :D No. No clarks looked into the camera lol
    The photo of Una and Cynthia? The coolest. Why? You could not have intentionally ever captured Una’s facial expression that so is telling us that, while she enjoys the company of guests and while she sits in her “power spot”, she is…uncomfortable and yet she feels it would be rude not to indulge the humans :)

    The Doctrine is all three of those things. And more. Crazy thing is, as one of the most helpful of all life tools, it’s here in the virtual world, free. One person’s discovery of the world of human nature and interaction. Free for anyone looking to make sense of it all.
    My new year’s wish will be that clarks from all corners of the world find themselves led here, to the Wakefield Doctrine and know, they are not alone. (scotts and rogers? well them too! how dull life would be without them!)

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