“Today’s lesson, my child,” said the wizened, old guru to the impetuous, young fool, “is simply this:

Never, ever, under any circumstances, cut poison sumac with a chainsaw.”

Now, which of these characters best represents Ed? If you voted “wizened, old guru,” well, you haven’t spent enough time around me. Call me. We’ll do coffee.

Apparently, I discovered a poison sumac vine without even knowing it, using my trusty, Craftsman, chain saw. Oops.

Tomorrow’s lesson: why Calamine lotion is our friend!





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