Santa Fe Reporter - Blue Corn http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-158-1-blue-corn.html <![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[The Way Out - ]]>
By: Miljen Aljinovic
“You’re not really from here if you don’t know the way out to Pecos…” he grinned, as I keyed a reminder into my phone.]]>
<![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.]]>
<![CDATA[Cool as an Adobe Abode? - If I’m so comfortable, why am I sweating on my tacos?]]>
By: Robert Basler
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.]]>
<![CDATA[Blue Corn Survival Guide - Coyotes and bobcats and bears, oh my!]]>
By: Robert Basler
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” signs?
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<![CDATA[Crime for Dummies - The moron left his what? Where?]]>
By: Robert Basler
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.]]>
<![CDATA[Extra, Read All About It! - I’m living la vida Hollywood]]>
By: Robert Basler
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.]]>
<![CDATA[Science Dude is Back - Speed Humping, the Scientific Way]]>
By: Robert Basler
A number of readers have asked when I’m going to bring back the Santa Fe Science Dude.]]>
<![CDATA[The State of Our Cuisine - “New Mexico: We’ll Have What the Mexicans are Having!” ]]>
By: Robert Basler

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

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<![CDATA[You Squeal We'll Conceal - Relocation, relocation, relocation]]>
By: Robert Basler
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 statistics, 86.4 percent of all residents in our area were relocated here by the feds. There was even a USA Network television show about the Witness Protection Program, In Plain Sight, that was set in Albuquerque.]]>