I was alarmed by this request for a correction to our Words listings
, which at first glance appeared to be faxed from on high. Maybe it's my background in religious studies, maybe lingering guilt over the near-blasphemy of this week's Headout
(curse you, Rusty Feathercap!), but I thought for a moment that Jesus was concerned about prices at this weekend's book sale.
And why not? Portland is "Jesus' favorite city."
The fax, of course, comes not from Jesus but Janet Christ, of the Friends of the Multnomah County Library. The mundane origin does not make her request any less legitimate. A correction has been made. Sorry, Janet.