June 29, 2016

A Modest Proposal

What fowl deed is this?

Blue Corn Let’s play a game. You try to name the only state in the US that doesn’t have an approved plan to identify and protect soon-to-be-endangered wildlife species. Give up? It’s New Mexico, the state that likes to figure out the least it can do for ... More

June 22, 2016 by Robert Basler

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.
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May 18, 2016 by Robert Basler

Voting? Are You an Idiot?

When the NM Constitution trumps democracy

Blue Corn Hey, Bob? Aren’t you the guy in charge of Santa Feans for Trump? I guess I am … You guess? Yeah, our campaign has just been dealt a major blow here in New Mexico, and I’m still reeling from it.
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June 08, 2016 by 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.
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May 04, 2016 by 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. ... More

April 20, 2016 by 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? ... More

April 06, 2016 by 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. ... More

March 22, 2016 by Robert Basler
 

Morning Word: PNM Questioned about Rate Increase

Morning Word Investor-owed utility claims it needs to charge customers more to offset investments in alternative energy resources and to offset the price of its nuclear-generated power.  ... More

June 28, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

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