Santa Fe Reporter - Blue Corn http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-158-1-blue-corn.html <![CDATA[Show me your papers! - Gimme shelter]]>
By: Robert Basler
Bob, I know you follow social issues closely. I heard that Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales was on Fox News, defending sanctimonious cities. What’s up with that? No, not sanctimonious.
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<![CDATA[Singing Santa Fe’s Praises - Those bright farolitos, remind me of Cheetos…]]>
By: Robert Basler
This seems an appropriate topic for the issue in which SFR celebrates writing. Every so often, I look around Santa Fe and ask myself, Why aren’t there any great songs about this place? I mean, open your eyes. It’s gorgeous here.]]>
<![CDATA[Just Shoot Him! - You want more blood, anybody?]]>
By: Robert Basler
Sometimes journalists move around and sample different beats to broaden their experience. In line with that, my editor recently asked me to try my hand at reviewing movies.]]>
<![CDATA[Smoke gets in your eyes - An old Santa Fe flame]]>
By: Robert Basler
A concept we have to get our minds around if we live in these parts—in addition to remembering to say “in these parts” as often as possible—is the notion of the “prescribed burn.”
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<![CDATA[The Ragin’ Pagans! - Pack up all your cares and woes]]>
By: Robert Basler
Just last month, Santa Feans celebrated that singular event that sets us apart from every other city. No, I’m not referring to adding our 4,000th yoga studio.
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<![CDATA[Big Announcement - The end of something…]]>
By: Robert Basler
Hey, Bob! You must be getting excited now. It’s really getting close! It sure is, isn’t it? Uh, what’s getting close? ]]>
<![CDATA[Keep your trousers on, Billy! - Suspending disbelief?]]>
By: Robert Basler
Gather ’round, history buffs, it’s time for another rip-roaring tale of Billy the Kid. New Mexico sort of owns Billy, since he fought, killed and died here. He even spent a few months jailed in Santa Fe, back in 1880.
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<![CDATA[You Want Art With That? - Look, it’s the Wienermobile!]]>
By: Robert Basler
It was a near tragedy. A family from Muncie, Indiana, was shopping for art on Santa Fe’s legendary Canyon Road last March when the mother suddenly keeled over from hunger!
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<![CDATA[Go To Your Quarters! - Feeding the insatiable beast]]>
By: Robert Basler
Honey, where are you going? Downtown for lunch. Sweetheart, why are you walking all stooped-over like that? Backpack. Very heavy… It’s already time to have the anvil serviced?]]>
<![CDATA[You May Be A Winner! - And the best lip-piercing parlor on Galisteo is…]]>
By: Robert Basler
You’ve probably seen the big news: SFR today announced the results of the 2016 Best of Santa Fe competition.]]>
<![CDATA[Shooters at Hooters? - A contender for the Bad Idea Olympics]]>
By: Robert Basler
Let’s face it, all of us have some bad ideas now and then.
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<![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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