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- John Powers was born and raised in Oklahoma. After graduating from high school, he made his way to Massachusetts to study philosophy at Merrimack College. After MA, he joined a volunteer organization and moved to the Bronx to work as a citizenship teacher at an immigration center, as a server at a soup kitchen, and as a liaison to the United Nations for a small NGO. When his term of volunteer service was up he stayed in the Bronx another year and taught sixth grade at a local middle school. Teaching was, by far, the hardest thing he has ever done. Because of that and an itch to write, he moved to the Washington, D.C. area and worked first as an intern, then as a full-fledged reporter at the Washington Times Insight On The News Magazine. After the Washington Times downsized Insight, he rambled up to Maine and worked with the mentally challenged before finally moving back to Oklahoma to work as an editor for two trade publications covering the energy industry. After getting his 401(k) started and gaining 20 pounds in his cubicle, he decided he needed something different. Today he resides in Israel as a second-year medical student in Be’er Sheva. He loves his wife, Jack London and U2.
Posts by John Powers:
The first time it happened to me I was sitting on a bench....
Have you ever heard of the Tetris effect? After playing the Soviet puzzle game....
I had only a week until my final exam in clinical communication skills.....
I decided to treat you to another flashback I had while attending medical....
If you’re keeping up with this blog, you’re joining me in the latter....
The weight of culture shock isn't easily thrown off. Even though I am....
Life in medical school is mostly sitting in lectures and studying until bedtime. However,....
What is Easter like in Be’er Sheva? It’s not like anything because it’s....
You may ask, well, how did I get here? Heavy brown fabric covered the....