Joseph is an author, independent scholar, a lover of knowledge and wisdom, and a pursuer of the same since he was an adolescent. He recalls, sometime around the age of thirteen, checking out from his neighborhood library two books: one on "Asserting Yourself", and the other on "Astral-Projection". That was the beginning of his interest in self development, spirituality and meaningful knowledge; and has lead to a personal library of non-fiction books numbering well into the hundreds, as well as a large number of e-books, articles, reports and such.
Joseph is truly an Independent Scholar who through reading has taught himself to swim, repair appliances, fix his car. He has a proficient knowledge of the subjects he writes about because of his love for reading and learning. (BTW, he doesn't presently believe in astral-projection.)
"There is no reason anyone in the developed world should lack knowledge in any area of importance or interest to them: our library's (now computers) are overflowing with every kind of expert knowledge imaginable." Joe's philosophy is: "once you've learned the knowledge it is yours; if it is specialized and expert, so be it, you are now its rightful owner -- as long as you live. That's the purpose of all education -- isn't it—one expert creating another?"
Joseph is self-employed. He maintains a blog: http://www.jwwalkerjr.com.
Joseph is a member and avid contributor in the areas of Religion, Philosophy, The Bible, and Psychology on the question and answer forum Quora.com. He is a Most Viewed writer in Old Testament, and has enjoyed that distinction in several other areas of expertise.
He admits to not enjoying debating, but he prepares for it: "any idea worth holding has to be defended and tested against all apparently worthy opposition. What seeker of TRUTH can embrace a belief which has failed scrutiny and criticism?" Joseph says, the foundation of all knowledge he now values is the Bible and its message of eternal life to a world plagued by death.
Since his interests and knowledge are mostly in the areas of religion, theology, science and philosophy, look for more from him along those lines in the very near future.
Walker defines an independent scholar as someone who incorporates academic methods and resources to gain knowledge, and investigate areas of interest to them—not because it is his/her occupation, but because it is a passion.
Joseph lives in Houston Texas and is the privileged father of one daughter and son in-law.
For recreation, relaxation, exercise, and escape, Joe plays golf.