six sentence story -the Wakefield Doctrine

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

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(Heading out into Wednesday…wish me luck, meetcha back here Wednesday evening)

Made it. Now for a little stretching and exercise. Now is the time for all good…

 

…ok, lets try this: detective story in first person.

This is, of course, zoe’s weekly bloghop, the Six Sentence Story. The prompt word is ‘LIFT’.

I heard the lock on the outer door to my office close with the carved metal click that made me glance towards the drawer that held my .38. Although it was 1:33 am, a time of night when reasonable people are home, asleep in bed, the sound didn’t much bother me. The fact that I didn’t hear the door open, did. As I followed the lead of my reflection in the rain-streaked windows, turning away from dark city streets to face the door, I put my right hand in the now open desk drawer.

Backlit by the bright ceiling lights of the outer office was a woman with a body that was born to take hostages, a heartbeat later I heard a contralto voice that made the word ‘sultry’ sound like ‘lemonade and cookies’; I wanted nothing more out of life than to listen to that voice, “I hope I have right office, the directory in the lift listed ‘Desiderata Investigations’ as being on this floor, but didn’t give the office number.”

I took my hand off the revolver and grabbed my heart; like jumping into a lifeboat swinging off the side of sinking boat, I suspected that one was going to get me killed a lot faster than the other.

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Tuesday -the Wakefield Doctrine- ‘lets all go test our comment function!’

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

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I must be getting closer to actually doing a final edit on Chapter 4 (and maybe 5) of ‘Home and Heart (a Sister Margaret Ryan novel)’, ’cause here I am writing a post!

So anyway, Friend of the Doctrine R L Cadillac writes,

I just don’t understand why us wordpress.com folks can’t reply to comments from “dot com” only folks, without trotting back over to your blogs–it’s not just yours, it’s an issue with paid and free WP blogs, apparently. And I forget every week, so I’ve resorted to copy and paste when I get the msg “your comment failed, please try again” :) :) :) See you later for more stories!!

So what say we all head over to her site (click here) and leave a comment, just to make sure it’s not just her site causing the trouble. Stop back here and let us know if you encounter any problems leaving a comment.

And just to make this sound, scientific-methodistically speaking,  why don’cha stop over at Cynthia’s Intuitive and Spiritual  and  zoe’s Uncharted and Denise’s Girlie on the Edge…. hey, you know who we haven’t seen all that recently?  Lizzi   say ‘hello.
(I’d suggest heading over to Val’s place... but she writing for the Antelopes to Zena Challenge and is probably hard at work, unlike some blog writers I could name.)

Ok, I suspect I’ve started enough trouble for one morning. Back to work for me.

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Tuesday -the Wakefield Doctrine- ‘…of secondary/tertiary aspects, Cynthia and ‘Home and Heart: Chapter 2’

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

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Today’s post: a question inferred by a comment over the weekend, Cynthia and Chapter 2 of ‘Home and Heart’ Lets get the week started!! (Tuesday? are  you sure?  … well then, I guess we better hurry up.)

Whats the deal with secondary and tertiary aspects and how can I tell:

We are, all of us, are born with the capacity to experience the world as characteristic of all three worldviews. As an Outsider (clark), a Predator (scott) or a Herd Member (roger). At a very early age we settle on/into one of these three. From that point forward we experience the world as does the clark, scott or roger; we learn to deal with/adapt to/contend with and master the people, places and things that make up our world. (A scott experiences the world as one of predator/prey and develops his/her hunting and fleeing skills, a roger experiences the world as one that is quantifiable, knowable and works on learning to express the rules of correct living and a clark hides and hopes to discover the information that will make her/him real and therefore acceptable to others.)

But…. but! what of ‘the other two’ worldviews? Good question! We never lose the ‘capacity’ to experience the world as we would if we had developed as the other two. Sometimes there is a strong affinity for a worldview that is not the predominant worldview. I’m a good example. I’m a clark (Outsider) but I am also here…writing (a lot) and even posting videos (yeah, videos of a clark, like that’s a natural occurrence) all in the name of this here Doctrine here, That’s evidence that I have a significant secondary scottian aspect. Some people have significant secondary aspects. Some people do not. Those that do not, all though they are 100% of their predominant worldview, still retain, as do we all, the potential to experience the world as do ‘the other two’.

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Cynthia has this website. Intuitive and Spiritual. She is doing remarkable work with it, exploring the potential of reality (for herself) and making available whatever she might learn (for the rest of us). she is a clark (with a significant secondary scottian aspect and a decent tertiary rogerian aspect). In any event, Cynthia is doing one of those on-line things through ‘the Facebook’ today. So, I can’t find where I saw the time (that she would be online) I think it was 12-1 (or maybe 1-12… or Thursday… you’ll find her)  The Facebook link  and, to be on the safe side, this is link to her site Intuitive and Spiritual. (tell her, the Doctrine sent ya, she might still talk to you…lol)

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Did someone say, ‘Hey! while jukepop is trying to get their act together, where can I go to read Chapter 2 of that new Sister Margaret Ryan story?  The answer is. right here:  Chapter 2  ‘Home and Heart’ (a Sister Margaret Ryan novel)

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TToT -the Wakefield Doctrine- (“kitchen sink? I believe we have that between Items … and the aisle near the checkout”)

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I’m borrowing from the approach I take when writing a post for zoe’s Six Sentence Story bloghop, i.e. that the most effective way to write something (a post, a story, a book or a blogpost), is to already be writing something. In the hope that what you write is something like what you’d set out…to….write.

This is, of course, the Ten Things of Thankful bloghop. Each week Josie invites one and all to share those things (or people) (or events) (or anything else) that elicit a sense of gratitude. It’s an exercise that is exceptionally varied in format, both in (how) one might express it, as well as how we experience (the effects of) participation.
(In the Wakefield Doctrine we have a thing called, ‘the Everything Rule’. In a nutshell (ha ha zoe), the Everything Rule says, ‘everyone does everything, at one time or another’. Of course, the context is the Wakefield Doctrine with it’s three worldviews (aka personality types). What gave rise to ‘the Everything Rule’ was that people sometimes would say, ‘hey! that’s a thing that a clark would do’ or, ‘isn’t that kind of job only for scotts‘. We’d look and say, “No! clarks, scotts and rogers (i.e. everyone) can do anything the other can, it’s how that thing manifests for the individual that is important”.  ex: A clark and a scott and a roger can all go to a restaurant for dinner (together). fine. ‘going to a restaurant for dinner’ is a different experience for each of the three.)

Enough of the personality theory! the Everything Rule has an application to the TToT, (imo), in a similar way. How we experience this exercise can be different for each of us, how we benefit, (from participation), can be different for each of us. However, the common factor is the state/condition of thankfulness. same but different.

Boy! Am I glad the TToT isn’t a live-reading event…. the wind coming off the swinging exit doors would be gale force by this point in my presentation! lol

Item 1:

That there is, here at the TToT, the sense that the only requirement, (or ‘Rule’ if one chose to be provocative), is ‘good intent’. To hold that the sharing of one’s experience of gratitude, in whatever manner or form, as being something to be given without a secret (or overt) quid pro quo.

Item 2:

That, by our participation, we create a place, if only for a few days each week, where there is a common spirit (or to put it in more Y Chromistic terms: “hey! lemme tell you about what I think happened that made me grateful, then I totally wanna hear what happened to you.”)

Item 3: Phyllis and Una

Item 4: the gift (for today) of being able to walk and talk, pick up objects and move about, at will.

Item 5: the internet, as I experience it, including, but not limited to: zoe’s Six Sentence Story, the Gravity Challenge, Finish The Sentence and the other ‘places’ here in the ‘sphere

Item 6: the Wakefield Doctrine, (for the perspective it makes available and (it’s) challenge to see the world as the other person is experiencing it)

Item 7: the Book of Secret Rules (aka the Secret Book of Rules) which, in part, includes ‘Items of Hypo-Gratitude’, defined as those things that are really aggravating, but, if we can just put a little distance between us, really isn’t the mountainous tragedy that it may seem at the time. Conditions necessary to cite hypo-gratudiness items: ‘ya gotta know that at the end of the day, it’s just a part of life’

Item 8: Sister Margaret Ryan.  The hero(ine) of my first completed novel, ‘Blogdominion‘ is back. At least she will be, in the second book, ‘Home and Heart’. This will be another in the series that I’ve decided to refer to as, ‘nun noir’. Sister Ryan will be back at Jukepop (Jukepop motto: ‘ if you’re gonna write War and Peace, do it in serial format, that way by the time the reader notices, they’ll be hooked by the characters’) Hoping to have Chapter One ready this weekend. Sign up for an email link or just say, ‘hey send me them chapter links!’

Item 9: (to be determined*) (…while we wait for me to come up with something odd, but hopefully interesting,  Hey! Kerry!! Any travel stories from your Mexico trip to help a brother out?…  (thank you!).)

Item 10: SR 1.3  (new Readers? this, SR 1.3, is one of the most user friendly of the famous (or infamous) Book of Secret Rules (aka Secret Book of Rules), which, despite the name, is totally available to any and all participants of the TToT.  (‘Book of Secret Rules motto: ‘hey! that sounds reasonable! just be sure to use faux legal (‘faux legal’) terms like, ‘in part’, ‘including but not limited to’, ‘loco parentis’, and, while you’re at it, a couple of ibid(s), op.cit and [t]otally non-sensical punctuation.  It’s fun and totally useful. Need an explanation for a grat item you think might puzzle the other TToTeers?  BoSR/SBoR!! (or, you can just say, ‘well, that guy at that Wakefield Doctrine blog assured me that is would be alright and, though a little odd, seemed harmless enough…’)

 

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Tuesday -the Wakefield Doctrine- ‘(an) answer to yesterday’s question’

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So yesterday we had a post that in part posed a question to Readers. And, as is the way of this here blog here, the process of answering was both the clue to the answer and confirmation of the underlying assumption. (No! wait!! scott.… I’ll get things moving… just let me set up the premise… then music videos and excitement!! I promise!)

Recap:

I think I’ll settle for a quiz that’s as close to a personality assessment as you’re going to encounter here at the Wakefield Doctrine):

    • When you woke up this morning, did you feel good/scared/confident that today would be a good day in ‘the world out there’? If that sounds at all reasonable, go stand over there… no, there are others already in that section of the gym, you’ll see them when you get there.
    • When you woke up this morning, did you get up? ok… amuse yourself while I deal with the last group of personality types. Sure, anywhere will be fine.
    • When you woke up this morning, (well, lets rephrase that to ‘when you transitioned from quiet concern to active concern), did you feel that although you might describe yourself as confident, you will swear in a court of law that the world makes sense if you just work hard enough at understanding it. If you don’t find that description of the start of the average day totally un-reasonable, don’t go anywhere… stay here in the middle of the crowd of participants

There you have it! The three personality types of the Wakefield Doctrine!

How do you know which you are?

To which our friend Cynthia Sageleaf commented:

“Hmm…when I woke up this morning, I thought, man, I DON’T want to get up…I just want to stay warm and let that world out there just do its thing while I do my thing (reading, writing, contemplate) right here. lol”

So, New Readers? Cynthia is a clark* by her own admission. Now in her comment, she gives us clues to understand why the choice she made (from among the three) is the clarklike choice. Do you know what that is?

Hey! We’re not so much into the ‘Tell us the answer and we’ll tell you if you’re wrong or right’ here at the Doctrine. That being said, many of us enjoy the challenge of ‘getting it right’. Far be it from us to deny that self-affirmation that prompts that hand to shoot up in the back of the class…”I know this one!! I know! Call on me.”

So lets compromise! This is being posted in the morning. I’ll follow-up in the afternoon with a continuation of the discussion of the implications of Cynthia’s Comment. Since we’re kinda ‘open book’ in our quizzes here, if you want to ask Cynthia directly, go to her site ‘Intuitive and Spiritual’ and ask her. She is totally happy to help.

Be sure to come back this afternoon!!

 

OK it’s afternoon, in an early-evening sort of way. Thanks to Valerie for commenting (and thereby reminding me that I needed to finish this post).

So, the key element to the ‘quiz’ is the notion of the world as being ‘out there’. Not, ‘out there’ in the sense of, ‘oh man, clark, you’re really kinda getting out there with this personality theory’ but more ‘out there’ as in ‘separate from the person making the observation’. aka the Outsider. Of the three, clarks are the ones most comfortable with the notion that the world, reality, the girl in the checkout line at the Stop n Shop and your favorite nail technician at ‘Plenty Pretty Salon’ are in a place that is not where we are. We wake up and consider the world out there and decide how best (or if at all) we can deal with it. rogers and scotts tend not to make a distinction between themselves and a planet full of people, nephews, dogs, old movies and serious religion. They are a part of, on a pre-conscious level. clarks, it is said, can believe anything because we don’t believe in anything. (that is a deliberately provocative expressing of the notion that if there is always possibility, there can never be certainty.)

ya know?

(Since I did promise our scottian friends a music video):

 

*  btw one of the few Rules around here has to do with designating a worldview to a person. It’s up to you to determine which of the three is your predominant worldview, and therefore, your personality type. No one has any authority to say, “You are a (fill in the blank) get used to it!” That does not mean that we can’t talk about another person’s worldview, but it’s the height of gauche to discuss someone’s worldview when they are standing right there, unless, of course, they invite discussion. aiight? Cynthia has stated publicly that she is a clark.

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