May 29, 2016
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Poem on the Range

Some ideas about building better verse

Blue Corn 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.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Robert Basler

Seal of Disapproval

Who are those two dudes, anyway?

Blue Corn 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.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Robert Basler

This 'Old' House

Has anybody here seen my head?

Blue Corn 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.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Robert Basler

The Cat’s Meow

Yeah, I’m that guy on the plaque …

Blue Corn 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?

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 Robert Basler

Big Shots at the Capitol

Carrying rounds into the Roundhouse

Blue Corn 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.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 Robert Basler

Proving It’s Me!

Brilliant solutions for Real IDs?

Blue Corn 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.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 Robert Basler

If I Had a Hammer

Things that go Trump in the night …

Blue Corn 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.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 Robert Basler

Shut Your Big Trap!

You wanna play hiking roulette?

Blue Corn 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 f...

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Robert Basler

Say, What’s in This Drink?

Here’s a sobering thought…

Blue Corn 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 buf...

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 Robert Basler

Pizzagate!

What do you want on YOUR Tombstone?

Blue Corn 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 apo...

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 Robert Basler
 
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