Feb. 10, 2016
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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

You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch…

Santa Fe Holiday Classics

Blue Corn Hey Bob, happy holidays! And a Merry Christmas to you, inquisitive reader who writes in boldface! You follow pop culture, right? Why aren’t there any classic holiday movies set here in Santa Fe?

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 Robert Basler

Tiny Triumphs

To foster fostering…

Blue Corn If you came here to read another sarcastic, smartass column, I’m sorry. Today, I’m doing a kinder, gentler piece as befits the season. The topic is kittens.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 Robert Basler

Seven Bucks? Woo-Hoo!

Guess you can’t get here from there…

Blue Corn Right now, if somebody said I had a choice of taking a commercial airline flight or eating a bucket of live cockroaches, my response would be, “Can I put some horseradish on those suckers?”

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 Robert Basler

We’re Number Two!

Makin’ a list, checkin’ it twice

Blue Corn You may have heard about a new one of those “Readers’ Choice” lists recently. This one, in Conde Nast Traveler magazine, revealed “The 15 Best Small Cities in the US.”

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Robert Basler

Think of Your Career, Kid!

Did you say wicked, or wicket?

Blue Corn A year ago, I did a column headlined, “Say Cheese, Billy,” about New Mexico’s most notorious resident, Billy the Kid, who spent time here in the Santa Fe jail, and who was killed in the state back in 1...

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 Robert Basler

The State I’m In…

Our breezes are balmy and so is the song

Blue Corn Hey, Bob! It’s me! How are you? You’re the inquisitive reader who speaks in boldface? Yes! I was hoping you could tell me about New Mexico’s official state song. Do we have one? Of course we do! Is it any...

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Robert Basler

I Dare You to Park Here

What unfriendly looks like on steroids

Blue Corn All things considered, I think Santa Fe is a pretty friendly place. Most of the drivers here will give you an amiable wave as they turn in front of you with no warning.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 Robert Basler
 
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