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


“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 […]

November 7th, 2014 at 6:05 am

Wanda scanned the letter feverishly. Eventually, she would read it more carefully. No, that wasn’t quite right. Eventually, she would memorize the letter. But for now there was only one thing she wanted to know. She found it on the bottom of the last page: “P.S. Please encourage Aunt Rachel Little.” Oh, no, Wanda gasped […]

October 31st, 2014 at 2:28 am

It was around this time of year a few years ago, and my wife, Anita, was driving along a tree-lined country road near our home with a carload of young thespians who were already late for dress rehearsal. It was not a good time to be unavoidably delayed. But then, when is? Anita was trying […]

October 24th, 2014 at 8:19 am

I’ll be honest – we haven’t always had a great church choir. Which is kind of weird because we have some pretty terrific singers in the congregation. For example, Sterling sang on a Grammy Award-winning album or two. Rick and Holly did a Mary and Joseph thing during last year’s Christmas program that was so […]