Friday Distraction: Basement Films Analogue Spectacular #2

Many film lovers look at the impending weekend as “Oscar’s Weekend,” while a smaller, strange set of film aficionados rather loathe the Oscars, just as they loathe the Grammys and all those other silly awards/awards show. It is to this smaller, strange set of folks that we note this evening as a chance to dive into a… Read More Friday Distraction: Basement Films Analogue Spectacular #2

AIMing to Game The School Grade System: ABQ Institute of Math & Science

Over the years, whenever the issue of education reform and achievement is raised, foaming-at-the-mouth NM reform advocates, such as the Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board, breathlessly (maybe because of all the foam in their mouth) spew the example of AIMS (Albuquerque Institute of Math & Science). Here’s just one example, from 2014, of the Journal Board in… Read More AIMing to Game The School Grade System: ABQ Institute of Math & Science

Some Things Take a Long Time: Ribbon Cutting for the New Silver Bike Boulevard

  The way I understand it, sometime back in the latter half of the 20th Century a guy had the idea that making cycling easier and safer on Silver Avenue was a far saner idea than trying to ride Central Avenue. I don’t know if that guy wants public credit, but he’s an old-time blogger not… Read More Some Things Take a Long Time: Ribbon Cutting for the New Silver Bike Boulevard

You Can’t Tell the Teachers Without a Scorecard: Watching NM Legislature 2017

Just like baseball or other sporting event, when attending a New Mexico Legislative session or committee hearing, or watching from home live or an “on demand” archived game, you need a game program, a scorecard, and probably a drink. The drink is particularly needed when the “team” you support is education in the 2017 NM… Read More You Can’t Tell the Teachers Without a Scorecard: Watching NM Legislature 2017

Things BB Wrote Elsewhere: Hanna Skandera and the Steaming Crock of “Piecemeal”

Note: After six weeks of pondering, more pondering and even some Poi Dog Pondering, Better Burque has decided to get back to posting here on a fairly regular basis. BB will still look at bicycling and pedestrian matters here in the Duke City, perhaps more than anyone cares for, but will also get back to… Read More Things BB Wrote Elsewhere: Hanna Skandera and the Steaming Crock of “Piecemeal”