I cannot think of a better way to begin 2022 than to speak truth to power because 2021 and the year that preceded it were almost entirely about power over truth. It has been the power of government over the individual citizen; about power of wealthy, elite progressives over the working class; about power of the media, both mainstream and social, to censor and cancel citizens and even entire institutions that did not adhere to their explanation of events; and even the power of a few, elitist, politically motivated scientists and doctors over clinicians on the front lines of patient care. It has been the power of an ideological narrative over facts. It has been the power of gaslighting wherein we are told to believe the media spin rather than our own eyes.
Dr. Bosshardt is a plastic surgeon with over three decades of practice. He is an avid reader and writer who contributed a weekly column on medical matters to the Orlando Sentinel for over tweny five years. His interests are wide ranging but have a common thread. That thread is an insatiable curiosity about people and the world around us. This includes the natural world, society and culture, and human potential, both good and bad. He is fascinated by our mind, body, and spiritual connection and what we are capable if we put our energy, mind, and will to any task. He is a lifelong runner who has completed multiple marathons and triathlons, culminating in completion of a full Ironman triathlon at age 61 and he is seguing into ultradistance running. His proudest accomplishment, however, is his family. He is married to the love of his life for 41 years and has three grown children, their spouses, and six grandchildren that he adores. His worldview is Christian and the Christian message of sin and redemption informs everything he is and does. If this blog informs and challenges readers, it will have been worth starting. View all posts by rtbosshardt