Jason Boyett

Jun 28

Where have I been writing?

In recent months, I’ve been writing feature articles for Amarillo Magazine, a local glossy published by the Amarillo Globe News.

I’ve written about dog training and local dog trainers: “How to Help Your Dog Avoid Problem Behaviors

I’ve written about local neighborhoods and developers: “High Plains Visionaries

I’ve profiled the Amarillo Children’s Home: “Going Places

I’ve written about the use of Twitter and Facebook when you get married: “Ten Rules for Weddings in the Social Media Age

I’ve written about beer pairings and profiled Danny Lee of The Big Texan Steak Ranch: “Crafting the Perfect Combo

I’ve profiled the Oliver family and the oldest saddle shop in Texas: “Saddled with Tradition

I’ve written about the faith traditions of the Panhandle, along with six individual religious portraits: “Keeping the Faith

I helped document a local woman’s epic backpacking trip in the wilderness of California: “One Step After Another

Until the past year, it had been awhile since I’d done much journalism. Most of my clients are outside the Amarillo and Texas Panhandle area. So it’s been nice to get reacquainted with local people and businesses by writing about them.

Feb 06

What I’m reading…

What I’m reading…

Jan 29

My January Deeper Story post landed yesterday. It’s a reflection on the late 2013 film “About Time” and how it led me to think about technology…both its benefits and detriments.

So I try to model for my kids a thoughtful, responsible, limited use of technology…and yet I love when they grab their devices to record the moments we’re in. I love seeing the world through their eyes, and their Instagram feeds.
Technology improves our lives. Technology deteriorates our lives. Ours is a complicated world.

Read the full column here.

My January Deeper Story post landed yesterday. It’s a reflection on the late 2013 film “About Time” and how it led me to think about technology…both its benefits and detriments.

So I try to model for my kids a thoughtful, responsible, limited use of technology…and yet I love when they grab their devices to record the moments we’re in. I love seeing the world through their eyes, and their Instagram feeds.

Technology improves our lives. Technology deteriorates our lives. Ours is a complicated world.

Read the full column here.

Jan 13

What I’m reading…

What I’m reading…

Dec 29

What I’m reading…

What I’m reading…

Nov 12

My latest Deeper Story post landed today. In it, I discuss Macklemore, gratitude, and agnosticism…with a quick rabbit-trail pursuit into theodicy.

Here’s the thing I love about Macklemore: in the hip-hop world marked by arrogance, material one-upmanship, and rampant misogyny, Macklemore’s lyrics keep returning to topics like hard work, dedication, and self-awareness. He comes from a seemingly stable two-parent family and a middle-class background—pretty different from most rap artists—and yet, he still knows he’s flawed, and rather than rapping about his skills, he raps about his imperfections…

Read the full column here.

My latest Deeper Story post landed today. In it, I discuss Macklemore, gratitude, and agnosticism…with a quick rabbit-trail pursuit into theodicy.

Here’s the thing I love about Macklemore: in the hip-hop world marked by arrogance, material one-upmanship, and rampant misogyny, Macklemore’s lyrics keep returning to topics like hard work, dedication, and self-awareness. He comes from a seemingly stable two-parent family and a middle-class background—pretty different from most rap artists—and yet, he still knows he’s flawed, and rather than rapping about his skills, he raps about his imperfections…

Read the full column here.

Nov 03

What I’m reading…

What I’m reading…

Oct 23

What I’m reading…

What I’m reading…

Oct 08

Latest pop-culture post at Deeper Story, offering a single-day diary of my time in London with musician Trace Bundy (a stop right in the middle of Trace’s full European tour).
Ever wonder how amazing and glamorous the life of a touring musician is? Here you go.

Latest pop-culture post at Deeper Story, offering a single-day diary of my time in London with musician Trace Bundy (a stop right in the middle of Trace’s full European tour).

Ever wonder how amazing and glamorous the life of a touring musician is? Here you go.

Sep 23

I’m traveling to Europe, so this is the reading material I’m bringing along. Because obviously.Seriously, haven’t read this in 15 years, but it was one of my favorite reading experiences ever.

I’m traveling to Europe, so this is the reading material I’m bringing along. Because obviously.

Seriously, haven’t read this in 15 years, but it was one of my favorite reading experiences ever.