Predestination or Retroactively Suspicious Nomenclature?

James Arthur Ray—
does your name seem
sinister because of your
amateur sweat lodge
massacre? Or was
it all over for you the
minute your
birth certificate
was filled out?


And this just in:

Please, God
don’t let me die
crammed in a sweat lodge
in Sedona, starving
thirsting desperately
While some joker
periodically adds burning
chunks of volcanic rock
and my organs fail


Mary Valle lives in Baltimore and is the author of Cancer Doesn't Give a Shit About Your Stupid Attitude: Reflections on Cancer and Catholicism. She blogs on KtB as The Communicant. For more Mary, check out her blog or follow her on Twitter.