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

August 22nd, 2014 at 1:09 am

It wasn’t that I didn’t want to mow the lawn that late summer afternoon when I was 13. Well, OK. I actually didn’t want to mow the lawn. But I was willing to do it. It was my job in the family, and had been since my big brother Bob graduated from high school. I […]

August 16th, 2014 at 12:16 am

She couldn’t be more than 5 years old. And yet there is a lifetime of hurt in her eyes as she stands there among other refugees, a bag of belongings on her shoulder as they collectively flee ISIS terrorism and seek safety in Kurdistan. Perhaps you saw the AP photo, too. And perhaps you were […]

August 8th, 2014 at 2:20 am

Those who knew Dad best knew he had The Gift. “There’s a reason it said ‘B.S. Walker’ on his letterhead, and not just because his name was Bernard Sanford,” one of his colleagues told me – smiling at the memory – at his funeral 10 years ago this month. “He could tell you to go […]

July 31st, 2014 at 11:28 pm

I have a problem – something that deeply concerns and troubles me. Don’t worry – I’m not going to go into detail about it here. This isn’t Facebook or Twitter or “Maury.” It’s a newspaper column, and my personal issues don’t have much relevance for a general audience. At least, not this week. But come […]

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 […]