Image is everything, we are told.
But sometimes image is a tricky thing. From my East Nashville neighborhood I can see two images: A 1920s bungalow stands with a rock wall being built by a do-it-yourselfer, and quaint Victorian homes that have been restored dot the neighborhood.
However, the other image is a 20-year-old woman named Carolyn who waits, not for a bus at the bus stop, but for a john.
Which picture is most descriptive of East Nashville?
To native Nashvillians, East Nashville is the birthplace of many local politicians or perhaps was home to grandparents who made good and moved to the west end of town. Newcomers to the city are often steered away from the area as a place to live because of