It seems reports of my demise were ... actually, not that far off.
I'm sure Nashville Graphic readers have been close to ripping their loincloths and screaming at the sky each week as my mug and column failed to appear on this page. That is because a major organ was removed from my body and replaced with another one.
After a lifetime of incredibly blessed health, especially for a (cough) husky man, in 2015 I survived a bout with sepsis, which either caused or made clear that I had Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), a condition that is affecting more and more Americans every year. You can have it and not even know it.