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, November 13, 2012

Full Solar Eclipse and New Moon Today!

I'm watching it live in Australia now.  Beautiful beach, just passed the peak.  It's probably seen over Antarctica too.  Finishes about 500 miles west of Chile.  Celebrating celestial events helps me connect with nature.  The cats are both sunning themselves in unlikely spots as if they are soaking up the energy of this planetary experience. 

Here's a post with a beautiful pic. 
Magnificent To Behold
I just got down from the helicopter and we are downloading images now.
From 8000 feet, above the 7000-foot cloud deck, the corona plus the diamond rings were impressive. All too quick but magnificent to behold.
--Dr. Jay M. Pasachoff, director, Hopkins Observatory, Williams College

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