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.

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Apr
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April 11th, 2014 at 1:15 am

I’m not exactly sure how this guardian angel thing works. I don’t know if it’s an assignment for only the most cherubic angels (or the most angelic cherubs, if you prefer), or if it’s penance for those whose haloes need a little polishing before they’re ready for their eternal reward. Whatever it is, my family […]

Apr
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April 3rd, 2014 at 6:03 pm

My friend, Jeremy, doesn’t have a degree in philosophy. There’s no Dr. in front of his name, no Ph.D., Ed.D or J.D. after it. The Times doesn’t call him when it needs a profound quote on an abstract subject, and he’s not on speed dial for CNN, Fox News, NPR or Oprah. But he’s a […]

Mar
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March 27th, 2014 at 11:23 pm

Nobody seems to know exactly how the practice of April Fools’ Day originated. Theories abound, ranging from the Calendar Change Theory (holding that those who stubbornly clung to the spring as the start of the New Year rather than Jan. 1 were considered fools and were roundly teased every April 1) to the Hilaria Theory […]

Mar
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March 20th, 2014 at 11:13 pm

As I write this, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been lost for nearly two weeks. It’s hard to imagine that in this day of technological wizardry and high-tech surveillance that something as big as a Boeing 777, with its 239 passengers and crew members, could be lost. And yet it is. For two weeks, international […]

Mar
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March 13th, 2014 at 6:41 pm

According to legend, Saint Patrick’s greatest claim to fame was being charismatic enough to charm all of Ireland’s snakes off of the Emerald Isle and into the sea, where they drowned. I love that legend. Of course, I love any story that results in fewer snakes – legendary or otherwise. But I can’t help but […]