One of philosophy’s great little bits of business is the “performative utterance” – words which carry out the action they describe. Think “I apologize.” Lest there be any doubt, this sign on East Central this morning not only described the closedness of the bike lane ahead, but also ensured that its description was carried out.… Read More Performative Signage
Hello Burque! Been busy this week doing the K-12 education thing, and when I last wrote the Dow was at 25,750 or so, and I wrote a piece praising the Albuquerque Journal. Anything happen since? Despite tumult around the world’s financial markets, our local paper of record, a football coach who would have been fired… Read More The Burque Week in Review: From Hell and Back to Hell
By Scot I’m going through one of my ultra-busy periods outside Better Burque, leaving pretty much zero time for blogging. Fortunately, Joline Gutierrez Krueger has this tremendous column/story this morning at the ABQ Journal to more than take up for any BB slack. The story of Marna Wenderott’s involvement with a crash at the dangerous… Read More ABQ Roadway Advocacy 101: The Story of Marna Wenderott
By Scot As mentioned earlier this week, I made a rare public excursion from the BB Cave and mingled with quite a few folks who were kind enough to show up for the Bike ABQ “Meet & Greet” this past Tuesday. While turnout wasn’t quite as high as the first such event some months back,… Read More What I Learned at the Bike ABQ “Meet & Greet”
Back in November BB wrote about the “dark” light signal at Coors Boulevard and Las Estancias in the far South Valley, a intersection signal that has been installed for years now, but was still not in operation. In the parlance, the light had not been officially shown to be “warranted” through traffic study, as actual/potential… Read More Now Will the Light Get Turned On at Coors & Las Estancias?
Do you very much like to ride a bicycle, yet also very much dislike anything called a “meet and greet”? Maybe you like to ride your bicycle solo around Albuquerque, in part, because of the isolation and separation it creates between you and everybody you’d rather not “meet” and “greet.” I bring up the interrelatedness… Read More Come, Standing Over Way Off in the Corner, to the Bike ABQ “Meet and Greet”
It was only as we neared the northern terminus of Albuquerque’s fabled Northwest Passage that it occurred to me, “Wait, isn’t this the neighborhood with the giant cow?” When last readers met our intrepid Better Burque adventure team, we were attempting to push north along the fabled Albuquerque Northwest Passage, that route that allows you… Read More Albuquerque’s Fabled Northwest Passage’s Fabled Giant Cow