Recent Articles by Joseph Walker
Published: Monday, October 20, 2014 4:01 pm MDT
The main difference between the two top women of my early life was Jean’s inability to say “no” to anything. Whereas Mom could nix an idea before the words had even come together in your brain...
Published: Friday, October 10, 2014 4:36 pm MDT
Has there been a friend whose thoughtfulness made your world a more peaceful place this year?
Published: Monday, October 6, 2014 12:20 pm MDT
Every time I turn on the news I hear this scary word that hasn’t always been scary: Ebola.
Published: Monday, September 29, 2014 12:01 pm MDT
Respect as a concept was huge at our house — perhaps not as spelled out as it is in Otis Redding’s lyric, but huge nonetheless.
Published: Sunday, September 21, 2014 1:11 am MDT
It’s easy to understand why something we do roughly 20,000 times a day might be taken for granted.
Published: Monday, September 15, 2014 12:51 pm MDT
OK, I admit it: I had a crush on JoAnn. So what? Every boy in the fifth grade had a crush on her. Why should I be any different?
Published: Friday, August 29, 2014 3:31 pm MDT
Beck wasn't the best player on our church league softball team that summer. But then, he didn't have to be. He was the lay leader of our congregation. But somebody had to tell him about The Hat.
Published: Monday, August 25, 2014 11:25 am MDT
It wasn’t that I didn’t want to mow the lawn that late summer afternoon when I was 13. So when Dad asked me to mow the lawn a couple of days early that week, I told him I would without even thinking...
Published: Friday, August 15, 2014 4:01 pm MDT
Our neighbors’ plight may not be as dramatic as those in Iraq, Israel or Gaza, but to them it is every bit as real and oppressive.
Published: Friday, August 8, 2014 5:02 pm MDT
Those who knew Dad best knew he had The Gift.