Santa Fe Reporter - Blue Corn http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-158-1-blue-corn.html <![CDATA[Santa Fe Fable - Blowing on an adobe abode….]]>
By: Robert Basler
Once upon a time, there were three little pigs who moved to Santa Fe. They bought a foreclosed lot on Tano Road and decided to build three houses there.
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<![CDATA[Send in the Clowns - Don’t bother, they’re here…]]>
By: Robert Basler
This was my year to watch New Mexico’s legislative process in action. I drive past the Capitol all the time, and I always wondered what goes on in there.
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<![CDATA[Naked Chicks in Chairs - Artist’s home is for the birds…]]>
By: Robert Basler
Today, I’m going to tell you about a guy I consider something of a local treasure, the best-known Santa Fe character you’ve probably never heard of. ]]>
<![CDATA[Dateline Havana - The Importance of Being Ernest]]>
By: Robert Basler
I was so excited when I got the call. Who wouldn’t be? My editor at SFR wanted me to open the newspaper’s first foreign bureau.]]>
<![CDATA[Easy Pickings - Hello, I’ll be your victim for this evening…]]>
By: Robert Basler
I’ve written several columns about the wacky crimes in Santa Fe, and I have pointed out that sometimes the victims themselves seem, let me put this delicately, about as smart as an adobe brick. ]]>
<![CDATA[Come for the Hubcaps! - Six meals a day in Santa Fe?]]>
By: Robert Basler
There’s sort of a miniature local controversy going on lately, and as much as I usually enjoy shooting off my mouth and taking sides, I really don’t have much sympathy for any of the factions here.
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<![CDATA[Gimme Shelter! - Reigning cats and dogs?]]>
By: Robert Basler
I’m sorry, but my first column of 2015 won’t be quite as lighthearted as usual, although I do promise some pretty funny stuff near the end if you are patient.
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<![CDATA[Instant Holiday Classic - Holiday gifts, creepier by the dozen]]>
By: Robert Basler
Merry Christmas, Bob! Are you having a nice holiday? What did your wife give you?
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<![CDATA[As Gouda Place as Any - The Santa Fe Answer Dude….]]>
By: Robert Basler

Excuse me, Bob, do you have a minute?

Of course, total stranger who speaks in bold text. What can I do for you?

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<![CDATA[The Write Stuff? - It was some dark and stormy drivel…]]>
By: Robert Basler
Today the Santa Fe Reporter celebrates fine writing, with the results of our annual competition. To the winners, huzzah!]]>
<![CDATA[Who Ya Gonna Call? - Welcome to Bob’s Big House of Hell!]]>
By: Robert Basler
We have a very modest guesthouse on our property. We keep it in a deliberate state of disrepair, to discourage people from using it.]]>
<![CDATA[Say Cheese, Billy! - Nothing to Kid about…]]>
By: Robert Basler
Billy is back. Again. Billy the Kid, everybody’s favorite New Mexico gunslinger, never quite escapes our consciousness.]]>
<![CDATA[Secret Stuff, Right Here! - Earning our bachelor’s degree?]]>
By: Robert Basler
The idea is to show Santa Fe in a very attractive light, so fans of The Bachelor will want to come for a visit.]]>
<![CDATA[Nice Place To Visit - Can you pick us up at the Denver airport?]]>
By: Robert Basler
Santa Fe is a magnet. You can’t imagine how cool and exotic this place sounds to hundreds of millions of foreigners. And by foreigners I mean folks from Utah, or maybe even farther away.]]>
<![CDATA[Getting Our Just Desserts - That’s the way the cookie crumbles?]]>
By: Robert Basler
I’m not exactly sure why state legislatures always feel called upon to come up with “official” state stuff, but they all seem to do it.
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<![CDATA[Don’t Play With Words! - You’re wearing red chiles on your head?]]>
By: Robert Basler
I’ve been reading your Blue Corn column for more than a year now, Bob, and I don’t think it’s as bad as most people say it is. Thanks! I love hearing from readers.
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<![CDATA[Getting High - Gosh, the folks down there look like ants!]]>
By: Robert Basler
Years ago, l landed in Albuquerque as a tourist and took the shuttle bus to Santa Fe. It happened to be the Balloon Fiesta, and the bus driver was really talking it up to his passengers.]]>
<![CDATA[End of the Trail? - More fun than a Plaza full of zombies!]]>
By: Robert Basler
For a small square block of land, Santa Fe’s shady, sweet and timeless Plaza seems to attract way more than its share of controversy.
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<![CDATA[Oh, the Humanity! - Stupid is as stupid does…]]>
By: Robert Basler
One-time Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain was fond of telling his supporters, “Stupid people are ruining America!”]]>
<![CDATA[New Mexico, True or False? - Come visit us, and leave your falsies at home…]]>
By: Robert Basler
If there’s one thing New Mexicans probably know very little about, it’s how we attract tourists to our state.]]>