Joseph Freeman is a West Philadelphia native and a left-handed tennis player. He graduated from Kenyon College in 2005 (with a BA in Classics), where he studied Ancient Greek and Arabic. After graduating he sauntered around the Middle East somewhat aimlessly before landing in Jordan as a Peace Corps volunteer, an assignment from which he just returned. He now devotes his time to writing for this site and to his literary group devoted to the reading of Russian literature in translation. One day he hopes to maintain gainful employment.