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I had a liver transplant - it was cool
I had a liver transplant - it was cool

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.

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Soon to be proud mom of a five-year old
Soon to be proud mom of a five-year old

In just a few more days, my first born will be five years old. Five! I can't believe it.
My emotions will be all over the place this week because he's not only turning five, he's graduating from pre-school, which means he'll be starting kindergarten in August.
It's almost impossible to take in the past five years. It seems like yesterday Corbin came into this world.

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Backward Glances
Backward Glances

This photo originally published in The Graphic on Thursday, June 16, 1966. Members of the kindergarten class at the Nashville Baptist Church are pictured with teacher Mrs. Elizabeth Robinson (center) assistant, Catherine Strickland and Rev. Joe Lister.

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Decades have a lot in common

Dear Editor: The decades of the 1950s and the 1980s share quite a bit in common.
Both periods were known for "baby booms." During the 1950s of course, America experienced the massive post World War II baby boom. There's been nothing like it before or since. It was an epic period in our history that went on and on and on. So many babies! So, so many babies. In similar fashion, although on a much smaller scale, the 1980s were another decade of babies arriving by the bunches.

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