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Position: Lee Pitts

The curse of 'birthmas'

They say as you get older birthdays aren't as big a deal as they were when you were young, but I wouldn't know anything about that because I have never had one. A birthday that is. Allow me to...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2012 | CATEGORY: It's the pitts

The best buckle of all

He was one of the best teachers I ever had, and yet we never met inside a classroom and he never gave me homework. He wasn’t what anyone would call a “professor” or a “doctor,” and he probably...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: It's the pitts

Diversified ag operations

I’ve always been impressed by diversified ag operations, where one brother is the farmer in the family, another is the rancher and the third sibling, usually the youngest, is in charge of the shop....

DATE: Aug. 2, 2012 | CATEGORY: It's the pitts

Signs of prosperity in cow country

Signs of prosperity are starting to show up in cow country, such as...#10 New Wardrobes: At the auction market I saw two old tightwad ranchers wearing blue-blue jeans and walking funny, as if they...

DATE: July 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: It's the pitts

Don’t have friends named Mike

I like to fix stuff that’s broken. In that regard, I should have been a mechanic or a marriage counselor. My antique dealer friends, who bring their broken things to me to fix, say that if you want...

DATE: June 22, 2012 | CATEGORY: It's the pitts

Kids these days

Remember the bumper sticker that read, “He who dies with the most toys wins?” It should be, “She who dies with the best kids wins.” And judging by the kids I meet these days, I’d say there are a...

DATE: May 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: It's the pitts

Everything I ever needed to know

Recently I heard a couple talking-heads on TV bemoaning the popular sentiment that today’s kids graduate from high school, and even college, without ever being taught how to balance a checkbook or...

DATE: March 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: It's the pitts

Crazy, old-fashioned me

Some suggest that I am living in the past; that I’m too old fashioned. I’m the first to admit that we have made progress and are a lot better at some things than we used to be. As a society, we are...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: It's the pitts

Why buy the cow?

Everyone has their own theory of how we got so messed up in this country. I think you are probably, right this moment, holding the answer in your hands.The downtown of a city near us used to be a...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: It's the pitts

Fake-cation

This summer it has become obvious to me that most Americans simply don’t have any idea how to vacation properly. Lugging the family through airport security only to be mistreated in Europe is not a...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: It's the pitts

Irreconcilable differences

I have noticed over the years that there are distinct differences between the folks who attend farm sales versus those who go to cattle auctions. For example, at the farm sale, farmers kick tires,...

DATE: June 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: It's the pitts

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