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The Sylvan Park Neighborhood Association (SPNA) is the collective community voice for addressing neighborhood issues such as zoning, security, beautification, traffic, metropolitan services, and environment.

SPNA members meet on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Senior Renaissance Center of Cohn Adult Learning Center at 4805 Park Avenue.

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Thursday, August 24, 2006

Nashville Really Angry


To paraphrase the Hulk, you won't like us when we're angry. Well, according to this story, Nashville is angry, really angry. We ranked as the #5 angriest city in the nation. Memphis followed close behind at #8. The story based its list on incidences of high blood pressure in men, road rage and workplace violence.

Are we a passive aggressive city, then? I ask because we also regularly rank #1 as America's friendliest city. Maybe we are holding our anger in when we speak to people we don't know very well and waiting until we can take it out on the highway or on our coworkers. (In my own personal experience, this is a promising theory.) Note that the survey identified that visitors found us slightly more friendly than residents reported. In other words, we know the truth. ;)

I also think it's interesting that we residents think there is less to do in town than our visitors do. Visitors also think we're more attractive, although just slightly, than we do.

I get the feeling that we're being a little hard on ourselves. It's probably more of that anger surfacing. Group hug, anyone?

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