Santa Fe Reporter - Blue Corn http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-158-1-blue-corn.html <![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.]]>
<![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.]]>