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

July 23rd, 2014 at 3:08 pm

I wouldn’t want to trade places with Great-Great-Grandfather Henson for anything. And not just because he’s … you know … dead. It’s just that the stuff he had to do is not stuff I would want to do. Take traveling, for example. I’ve never been a good traveler. You know the phrase, “Don’t make me […]

July 17th, 2014 at 3:23 pm

It was a meaningless basketball game. Wait. I’m pretty sure that’s the first time I’ve ever used the words “meaningless” and “basketball game” in the same sentence. And it was definitely the last time. Still, as basketball games go, it was as close to meaningless as a game could get. It was a professional summer […]

July 11th, 2014 at 2:50 am

Standing in line at the grocery store (24 check-out stands, but only one cashier? Really?), two teenagers in shorts and tank tops were bemoaning the dark, threatening clouds that were billowing outside. “I can’t believe it’s going to rain today,” one of the young men said as he piled soft drinks, chips, cookies, cold cuts […]

July 3rd, 2014 at 1:12 am

For Sgt. Brock Jones and the rest of the soldiers in his unit stationed at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan, this Fourth of July will be a day like any other. “We don’t have any special plans for the day,” he wrote in a recent email to a member of his family. “In most cases, it’s […]


I’m currently powerless. Or perhaps more accurately stated, I’m currently current-less. According to the power company, a truck hit a power pole or something, and that has cut off the power to 500 or so residents in our area. They should be able to fix it within a few hours, they say. But for now, […]