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

December 12th, 2014 at 5:50 am

My colleague, Martin, is Jewish. Sort of. Pretty much. Well … mostly. He was born into a profoundly orthodox Jewish family. At least, his grandparents were profoundly orthodox, as were his great-grandparents, and great-great-grandparents and so on back to … well … Moses, I guess. His parents – not so much. They didn’t turn away […]

December 5th, 2014 at 6:37 am

There’s an elephant in the room. And I can’t write about it. That’s frustrating, because writing about elephants is sort of what I do. For nearly a quarter of a century now, I’ve tried to use this space to write about contemporary issues from the perspective of traditional values. Usually I use stories from my […]

November 28th, 2014 at 4:22 am

I’m not much of a betting man, but if I were I’d give about 100-to-1 odds that within two minutes after time expires in any of the Big Games that will be played during the next month or two, somebody will stick a microphone in the face of some sweaty player who will enthusiastically thank […]


“Dad, I’ve made an executive decision.” Joe Jr. used to make pronouncements like that when he was a teenager. Back then, what followed was often distressing, if not downright frightening. But since he is now in his mid-thirties and has his own family, car and mortgage, I figured I was in pretty safe territory. “OK,” […]

November 14th, 2014 at 6:39 am

I totally understand the jubilation you could clearly see on the faces of exuberant European Space Agency (ESA) officials this week when their remarkable Philae landing probe caught up with – and landed on – a comet. I felt the exact same thing when I fixed the door on our washing machine. The glory of […]