Cloister Commentary, Day 134: Devil’s Kitchen

Brian, Myra, Nicole and I drove down to Roaring River State Park just outside of Cassville and hiked up, down, and around Devil’s Kitchen. I wasn’t anticipating a strenuous mile and a half hike, but I needed to become refamiliarized with sweat and sore muscles. I really wanted to enter the actual kitchen, but only Myra dared.

As usual, I finished dead last in both rounds we played of Five Crown (and, as usual, Nicole won both), but honestly I was more interested in DJing the card game. Highlights included Conway and Loretta, Ann Peebles, Billy Joe Shaver, Bobby Blue Bland, Keith Whitley, Jimmie Rodgers, Bettye LaVette, Freddie King, Steve Earle, Bonnie Raitt, Gary Stewart, Guy Clark, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

Streaming for Strivers:

A good argument for the birthplace of funk.