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Seven Bucks? Woo-Hoo!

Guess you can’t get here from there…

Blue Corn Right now, if somebody said I had a choice of taking a commercial airline flight or eating a bucket of live cockroaches, my response would be, “Can I put some horseradish on those suckers?”

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 Robert Basler

We’re Number Two!

Makin’ a list, checkin’ it twice

Blue Corn You may have heard about a new one of those “Readers’ Choice” lists recently. This one, in Conde Nast Traveler magazine, revealed “The 15 Best Small Cities in the US.”

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Robert Basler

Think of Your Career, Kid!

Did you say wicked, or wicket?

Blue Corn A year ago, I did a column headlined, “Say Cheese, Billy,” about New Mexico’s most notorious resident, Billy the Kid, who spent time here in the Santa Fe jail, and who was killed in the state back in 1...

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 Robert Basler

The State I’m In…

Our breezes are balmy and so is the song

Blue Corn Hey, Bob! It’s me! How are you? You’re the inquisitive reader who speaks in boldface? Yes! I was hoping you could tell me about New Mexico’s official state song. Do we have one? Of course we do! Is it any...

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Robert Basler

I Dare You to Park Here

What unfriendly looks like on steroids

Blue Corn All things considered, I think Santa Fe is a pretty friendly place. Most of the drivers here will give you an amiable wave as they turn in front of you with no warning.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 Robert Basler

Another Santa Fe Fable

What big teeth you have!

Blue Corn Once upon a time in Santa Fe, there lived a girl named Little Red Riding Hood.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 Robert Basler

Baa Baa Black Sheep

Get your money for nothing, get your checks for free…

Blue Corn You spend years and years working at a profession you love—like, say, journalism. But then, you suddenly hear about a different job you never knew existed, and now you think you may have wasted your life.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 Robert Basler

Heads I Win…

A trophy worth killing for

Blue Corn A few weeks ago, human beings around the world were sickened by the senseless slaughter of Cecil, the magnificent lion in Zimbabwe.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 Robert Basler

Santa Feans for Whom?

Putting the lout back in clout

Blue Corn I don’t normally write about national politics in my column, but my editor says I owe you full disclosure, so here it is. I’ve recently become chairman of Santa Feans for Donald Trump, and, friends, I’m a...

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 Robert Basler

The Reign in Spain…

Those guys in metal suits are back!

Blue Corn Many of you may have read that Texas has decided to do something outrageous in its new social studies textbooks.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Robert Basler
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