Santa Fe Reporter - Blue Corn http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-158-1-blue-corn.html <![CDATA[A Modest Proposal - What fowl deed is this?]]>
By: Robert Basler
Let’s play a game. You try to name the only state in the US that doesn’t have an approved plan to identify and protect soon-to-be-endangered wildlife species. Give up? It’s New Mexico, the state that likes to figure out the least it can do for]]>
<![CDATA[Voting? Are You an Idiot? - When the NM Constitution trumps democracy]]>
By: Robert Basler
Hey, Bob? Aren’t you the guy in charge of Santa Feans for Trump? I guess I am … You guess? Yeah, our campaign has just been dealt a major blow here in New Mexico, and I’m still reeling from it.
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<![CDATA[Poem on the Range - Some ideas about building better verse]]>
By: Robert Basler
As you probably saw, this newspaper recently published its annual poetry competition issue, printing the winning poems from among lots of local entries. The winning poems were okay.
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<![CDATA[Seal of Disapproval - Who are those two dudes, anyway?]]>
By: Robert Basler
Raise your hand if you’ve given a lot of thought to the official seal of the University of New Mexico. I know I haven’t, until I recently learned that a lot of UNM students think the thing really sucks.
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<![CDATA[This 'Old' House - Has anybody here seen my head?]]>
By: Robert Basler
One of the more unusual tourist attractions in Santa Fe is a place called “The Oldest House.” Located over on De Vargas Street, the structure supposedly dates back to 1646.]]>
<![CDATA[The Cat’s Meow - Yeah, I’m that guy on the plaque …]]>
By: Robert Basler
Hello, may I please speak to the smartass who writes that “Blue Corn” column? Maybe. Who’s calling? I’m with the Santa Fe Tourism office. Okay. This is Bob Basler. What do you want?]]>
<![CDATA[Big Shots at the Capitol - Carrying rounds into the Roundhouse]]>
By: Robert Basler
We live in a state where it is perfectly legal to go visit your representative at the Roundhouse with a gun swinging from your hip.]]>
<![CDATA[Proving It’s Me! - Brilliant solutions for Real IDs?]]>
By: Robert Basler
If you even glanced at a newspaper last month, then you know the biggest problem in New Mexico wasn’t education, unemployment or the budget. It was driver’s licenses.
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<![CDATA[If I Had a Hammer - Things that go Trump in the night …]]>
By: Robert Basler
Six months ago, when I endorsed Donald Trump and unveiled my Santa Feans for Trump organization, some of you laughed. Okay, all of you laughed.
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<![CDATA[Shut Your Big Trap! - You wanna play hiking roulette?]]>
By: Robert Basler
For people who love the outdoors, New Mexico is truly a magical place. You can hike for miles and miles on public land, marvel over indescribable vistas, gasp at exotic wildlife, desperately try to free your faithful dog from a hidden steel trap …]]>
<![CDATA[Say, What’s in This Drink? - Here’s a sobering thought…]]>
By: Robert Basler
People ask me all the time, what’s the best thing about being a columnist for SFR? That’s easy. It’s hanging out with my colleagues in the newspaper’s sumptuous staff lounge. It has an open bar, hot buffet table, omelet station ... Because, y]]>
<![CDATA[Pizzagate! - What do you want on YOUR Tombstone?]]>
By: Robert Basler
It seems New Mexico’s governor, Susana Martinez, attended a rowdy holiday pizza party at the Eldorado Hotel here. Things got out of hand, she used her authority to bully the local police, and she later apologized. ]]>
<![CDATA[You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch… - Santa Fe Holiday Classics]]>
By: Robert Basler
Hey Bob, happy holidays! And a Merry Christmas to you, inquisitive reader who writes in boldface! You follow pop culture, right? Why aren’t there any classic holiday movies set here in Santa Fe?
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<![CDATA[Tiny Triumphs - To foster fostering…]]>
By: Robert Basler
If you came here to read another sarcastic, smartass column, I’m sorry. Today, I’m doing a kinder, gentler piece as befits the season. The topic is kittens.]]>
<![CDATA[Seven Bucks? Woo-Hoo! - Guess you can’t get here from there…]]>
By: Robert Basler
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?”]]>
<![CDATA[We’re Number Two! - Makin’ a list, checkin’ it twice]]>
By: Robert Basler
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.”]]>
<![CDATA[Think of Your Career, Kid! - Did you say wicked, or wicket?]]>
By: Robert Basler
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 1881. ]]>
<![CDATA[The State I’m In… - Our breezes are balmy and so is the song]]>
By: Robert Basler
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 good?
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<![CDATA[I Dare You to Park Here - What unfriendly looks like on steroids]]>
By: Robert Basler
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.
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<![CDATA[Another Santa Fe Fable - What big teeth you have!]]>
By: Robert Basler
Once upon a time in Santa Fe, there lived a girl named Little Red Riding Hood.
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