The Story

We are All Antarctica is a story about my father George W. Gibbs, Jr’s adventures as the first person of African descent to set foot on the continent of Antarctica. He sailed on the famous ship the USS Bear in 1939 to 1941 on Admiral Byrd’s III expedition to the South Pole. It was the first joint venture with the US military and private exploration. Gibbs went on to serve humanity in countless ways, paving the way for not only people of color in the community of Rochester, MN but for all people to become more human, serve their community and appreciate differences.

Through compassion, tenacity, faith and countless hours in the trenches, Gibbs’ life is a model for community service, equality and fun. As the lowest rank on the ship, he was honored for his contribution at a time when people with dark skin were considered less than human.

This story integrates my experiences with natural healing, the arts, the science of the ice, the metaphysics of the South Pole and the history of the expedition and its mystery.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I felt the Coronal Mass Ejection this morning at 11am EST on my birthday! I greatly admire the work of HeartMath's Global Coherence project that links solar flares to human activity on the planet.  This seems relevant to polar shifting and how no matter what happens or who caused what, we need, as a human race to pull together to solve complex global challenges. 
This is the heart of We are All Antarctica:
"A major contribution each and every one of us can make is to increase emotional balance and coherence within ourselves. This will enable us as individuals to use these energy influxes to our advantage." - Annette Deyhle, Ph.D., and GCI Research Team

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