Even at the Edge, there’s a TToT

Welcome to GirlieOnTheEdge. I am your hostess, Girlie. As is my prediliction as a clark, I find myself in “transition”. Self induced. My body’s own reaction to…life. In it’s present form. We, the perenial journeymen (and women!) struggle always to find our way, our place in the world around us. LOL. Now if that doesn’t resonate, you know you’re not a clark 🙂

New readers, I speak of the Wakefield Doctrine, aka the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers. clarks, do yourself a favor and click on the Doctrine link. No thanks necessary. scotts, rogers? Please do the same. I will not be offended if you come back here and ask me, what for (rogers). I would be doing newcomers a disservice if I did not mention that there are scotts and rogers with a strong secondary clarklike aspect who will also find the Wakefield Doctrine….curious and helpful. Enjoy. All of  you.

I offer today, a 10 Things of Thankful post. In the tradition begun by it’s orginator Lizzi O’Ryan, née Lewis, and now presented under the administration of one Josie Two Shoes, I offer these 10 thankfuls.

1.  Thunderstorms. And the new sense of comfort I feel listening to them.

2.  the Wakefield Doctrine. (goes without saying, but doesn’t hurt to acknowledge)

3. Libraries.

4. Serendipity. While at the local library, I picked up a summer events calendar. Perusing the free upcoming concerts, I noticed this name, Eilen Jewell. I never heard of her until now. I will be going to the show on August 24th 😀

5. Discovering new music.

6. For sunshine after the rain. Here, I can’t help myself lol

7. New post at the Rag, the Secessionist Rag. Yep, the progenitor roger has re-emerged.

8. other clarks.

9. Speaking of! A clark with a wellspring of incredible writing projects, Claire Perez Ekman, has just published A New Season Revisited. Now available in paperback. Congratulations Claire!

10. Today. My only day. A day I began with a very particular schedule in mind and which has been altered tres drastically. The special thanks is my ability to accept and adapt and embrace nonetheless. Embrace people. Embrace.


  1. Sageleaf · August 13, 2017

    Love your list of thankfuls and I’m eternally grateful for the Doctrine. 🙂 And finding oneself as a clark – well, THAT is the eternal quest, is it not? lol. I wonder what evolutionary advantage there is to those of us who perpetually are on Life’s Search – I’m always curious about such things. lol.


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · August 13, 2017

      Thank you Cyndi:)
      It is! And…of course you are! 😀
      We find our advantage, that which enables us to feel comfortable and allows us to flourish and develop and participate in the world.
      And then we share our self discoveries with other clarks so that their journey may be “easier”.


  2. Kristi · August 13, 2017

    I enjoy thunderstorms, too, and they are a frequent occurrence here in Utah (at least for the week we’ve been here!)


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · August 13, 2017

      Hi Kristi! I have so much to catch up on. Clark mentioned your change in venue 🙂
      I imagine lightening storms might be incredible in Utah as I picture vast valleys and mountains. A perfect backdrop for a good storm.
      I hope you are settling in well in spite of storms 😀
      Good to “see” you 🙂


  3. herheadache · August 15, 2017

    Oh, I just love discovering new music. Enjoy the show.

    I loved thunder and the storms that brought it, until my roof started leaking that is. I hope to love them again soon.

    Our days never end the way we think they will. That’s life.


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · August 15, 2017

      It is a most wonderful thing:) Thanks Kerry! I’m keeping my fingers crossed the weather is good. I think (but not positive) it’s an outdoor show.

      Yeah, that would turn me off to thunderstorms too! I hope your roof is well repaired and that you can once again enjoy a good storm 😀

      Maybe that’s a good thing.

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  4. 15andmeowing · August 16, 2017

    Nice list of thankfuls, especially libraries. 🙂


  5. Josie Two Shoes · August 24, 2017

    HI Girlie! I am back home and finally catching up on TToT posts. It was a pleasure to find your list and all the sweet things you’ve shared. Such beautiful music, wow! I love thunderstorms too, the mighty power of nature and it’s ability to awe us.

    I hold libraries more sacred than churches, and so much of what I know about life was learned there. I even worked in a couple along the way and would love to again.

    When we can learn to embrace the day and whatever it brings to us, we will find the peace we long for. Anxiety is so rarely productive, and yet so easy to get caught up in. I am learning, slowly and at last, to let it be.

    Ahh, the sunshine after the rainstorm, and the sweet smell of everything made fresh and clean, I too am thankful for all the rain of this season and for more promised this weekend. In life, sunshine most surely returns if we only believe in the magic of it.

    Wishing you a good weekend ahead, and some sweet surprises in the coming season. XOXO


    • GirlieOnTheEdge · August 24, 2017

      Hi Josie, welcome back! No doubt you have much to catch up on 😀 Thank you for stopping by.
      I’m so glad I stumbled across Eilen. There’s something about her that reminds me of Emmylou Harris and I love Emmylou. Glad you like her too 🙂
      The “power of nature” at times is totally indescribable.

      Aha! Books (the good ones!) are worthy of worship lol. How lucky to have worked in a library. I was a volunteer in my local library when I lived in Florida. Unfortunately, I was unable to get the coveted full time position:(

      You’ve summed it up beautifully yet I fear so many of us have still not found the peace.

      There is magic in the sunshine! I believe it!! 🙂

      Many thanks and the very same for you *hugs*


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