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Value Speak: The elephant in the room
by JOSEPH B. WALKER
Dec 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
There’s an elephant in the room. And I can’t write about it.
Value Speak: All his children
by JOSEPH B. WALKER
Dec 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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.
Value Speak: Clinging to traditional Thankgiving
by JOSEPH B. WALKER
Nov 28, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
Dad, I’ve made an executive decision.” Joe Jr. used to make pronouncements like that when he was a teenager.
Value Speak: Magic in the mundane
by JOSEPH B. WALKER
Nov 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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 l...
Value Speak: By their fruits
by JOSEPH B. WALKER
Nov 08, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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 rehe...
Value Speak: It’s all about that ...something
by JOSEPH B. WALKER
Nov 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
I’ll be honest — we haven’t always had a great church choir.
Value Speak: The queen of yes
Oct 23, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
There was a time in my life when I wasn’t exactly sure who my mother was.
Value Speak: A healthy respect for respect
by JOSEPH B. WALKER
Oct 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
To be honest, I don’t think my parents ever heard Aretha Franklin sing “Respect” back in 1967.
Value Speak: When being different is special
by JOSEPH B. WALKER
Sep 20, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
OK, I admit it: I had a crush on JoAnn. So what? Every boy in the 5th grade had a crush on her. Why should I be any different?
Value Speak: In search of the lost
by JOSEPH B. WALKER
Mar 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 107 107 recommendations | email to a friend
As I write this, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been lost for nearly two weeks.
Value Speak: ‘Are you not entertained?’
by JOSEPH B. WALKER
Jan 30, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
We don’t do a lot of trash talking in my business. At least, not face-to-face.
Value Speak: A paradox named Joe
by JOSEPH B. WALKER
Jan 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend
My parents were staunch traditionalists, especially when it came to naming their children. They didn’t go for names that were fancy or cutesy or faddish.
Value Speak: The price of loving
Jan 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
    By Joseph  Walker I never met Max. I didn’t have to. I felt like I knew her (Max was actually short for Maxine) from everything my friend and colleague, John, said about her. For all of the 10 ...
Value Speak: Not just hope
Jan 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend
As far as Brandon is concerned, 2013 can’t end soon enough. It’s been one of those years for him, you know? Illness, injuries, work issues, money frustrations, school hassles, two car wrecks and Р ...
Value Speak: The gift of giving
Dec 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
Jon loves the giving part of Christmas. Of course, he likes the receiving part too. But ever since he was little, the youngest of our five children has taken special joy in the gifts he gives, espe...
Value Speak: The hat in the box
Dec 14, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
For members of the Greatest Generation, Dec. 7, 1941, will always be “a date which will live in infamy.” For me, however, the date I will always remember came 30 years later: Dec. 7, 1971.
Value Speak: Nattering nabobs
Dec 08, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend
My friend, David, is a philosopher, of sorts. With a brilliant mind and profound faith, he enlightens and inspires me with his common sense wisdom dispensed in pithy observations that seem to be a ...
Value Speak: The adoption option
Nov 30, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
Katie (not her real name) is a junior in high school. She is pretty, petite and popular.
Value Speak: The good one
Nov 23, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
  By Joseph  Walker I grew up as the youngest of eight children in a family filled with characters. From Mom and Dad on down the line, each of us had a role to play in the serial drama that was the...
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