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Cool as an Adobe Abode?

If I’m so comfortable, why am I sweating on my tacos?

Blue Corn So here we all are, living in our non-air-conditioned homes, wearing sponges under our armpits. But that’s okay because, you know, we have that dry heat.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 Robert Basler

Blue Corn Survival Guide

Coyotes and bobcats and bears, oh my!

Blue Corn Hey, Bob, I recently moved to Santa Fe, and I need some advice on protecting myself from the dangerous predators you have out here. You’re talking about those jewelry shops with the “Going Out of Business...

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 Robert Basler

Crime for Dummies

The moron left his what? Where?

Blue Corn I’ve written before about stupid crimes here in Santa Fe, and some readers have accused me of being obsessed with lawlessness. That isn’t true. It’s stupidity I’m obsessed with.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Robert Basler

Extra, Read All About It!

I’m living la vida Hollywood

Blue Corn I was just daydreaming about my Hollywood career. Last October, my wife and I went to Albuquerque to work as extras on a movie they were shooting there.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Robert Basler

Science Dude is Back

Speed Humping, the Scientific Way

Blue Corn A number of readers have asked when I’m going to bring back the Santa Fe Science Dude.

Monday, April 7, 2014 Robert Basler

The State of Our Cuisine

“New Mexico: We’ll Have What the Mexicans are Having!”

Blue Corn The tourism and restaurant folks keep pushing the notion that New Mexico has its own distinct cuisine. How can a state have a cuisine?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Robert Basler

You Squeal We'll Conceal

Relocation, relocation, relocation

Blue Corn Hey Bob, I recently heard a weird thing about Northern New Mexico. Someone told me our area has a lot of folks in the Federal Witness Protection Program. Could that be true?Absolutely. According to official sta...

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Robert Basler

Send in the CROWNS

Welcome to the Miss No-Talent Competition!

Blue Corn Yes. This alleged daughter is news to me. My wife and I don’t keep secrets, and if we did have a daughter 7-19 years ago, I’m pretty sure she would have shared the blessed event with me..

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Robert Basler

Santa Fe Sampler

Who Says There’s No Free Lunch?

Blue Corn Not exactly, buttercup. I changed my appearance in the men’s room a number of times, so they wouldn’t recognize me. I used novelty buck teeth, an eye patch, a pronounced limp, a bishop’s miter and I spoke...

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Robert Basler

Hot Enough for Ya?

What do I do? Don’t ask!

Blue Corn “Didn’t I read that you were running for mayor?” “Doesn’t that metal thing in your tongue hurt?” “Hey pal, looks like you’ve had way too much to drink!” Believe it or not, I have been to a cou...

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Robert Basler
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