If you see Ed Arthurs selling papers at Third Avenue and Seneca Street by the Seattle light rail entrance, you may notice Cosby first. Cosby is Ed’s little dog, who is always with him.
Second, you may notice Ed is in a wheelchair. He was paralyzed as a tree trimmer in Kansas City, the best-paying job he ever had.
“It was an ‘outlaw’ tree trimming and spraying company. Everybody was ex-convicts,” Ed said. The owner “wanted people that had little scruples. I worked as a laborer and then on the spray rigs, and sales at night.