About Joseph
Value Speak
Christmas on Mill Street
Why A Website?

About Joseph

Joseph Walker began his professional writing career in 1980 as a staff writer for the Deseret News in Salt Lake City, eventually becoming that newspaper’s television and live theater critic.

Doing It Right

Janelle was running late for work, so she just had time for a quick look at herself in the mirror as she was going out the door. What she saw there made her stop dead in her tracks. Her white blouse was — shudder! — wrinkled.

Christmas on Mill Street

Readers will laugh out loud at the adventures and many poignant lessons leading up to Christmas Day and Sam’s eventual duel with Mill Street. Christmas on Mill Street is a delightful and inspirational family gift for this holiday season.

Why a Website?

For years people have been asking me: “Do you have a Web site?” At first this question was met with the same glassy look I usually reserve for my brother-in-law when he starts talking about auto mechanics or plumbing.

The Latest & Greatest

May
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May 1st, 2015 at 12:02 am

At first, the screams didn’t register with me. I was standing outside my eldest son Joe’s home last Sunday, saying goodbye to my youngest son, Jon, who was taking his puppy home. It had been a great afternoon visiting with family members as we celebrated my mother-law’s birthday. It wasn’t until my eldest daughter, AmyJo, […]

Apr
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April 23rd, 2015 at 11:59 pm

Not too long ago my friend – we’ll call her Geri – finished taking her final college exams. She has earned her degree one or two classes at a time. Her grandchildren are very proud. That’s right – grandchildren. Geri is in her 60s. “I may be the only graduate who has to use a […]

Apr
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April 17th, 2015 at 9:56 am

Ollie and I have a strange and wonderful relationship. I think it’s strange to have a pet that is definitionally wild. Ollie thinks it would be wonderful to eat me. Strange. And wonderful. That’s us. Jon, our youngest child who lives at home while going to college, has wanted a dog ever since he was […]

Apr
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April 10th, 2015 at 3:01 am

Not too long ago my 60-something friend Curtis was asked to help supervise a Cub Scout hike. Soon after the hike began, one of the Cubs – 8-year-old Josh – started shadowing Curtis, and the two quickly became good friends. Josh talked about everything and anything along the trail, including a few things his mother […]

Apr
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April 3rd, 2015 at 1:18 am

It was about this time of year when I saw my father for the last time. He was 93 years old at the time, and Alzheimer’s had taken away most of his tremendous capacity and capability. During the last few years of his life I re-wrote his obituary three times. Each time we thought something […]