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.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Link Between Life and Water

I didn't think there was any doubt about the link between life and water. This article poses the question: what if we don't see any life in this 500,000 year old lake in West Antarctica?
It's also exciting that the title of the article is Probe of Antarctica's hidden lakes may yield clues to extraterrestrial life.  The scientists will be consulting sci-fi writers to imagine different scenarios.

To me, Antarctica is still one of the most intriguing places on earth.   Even though I've taken long breaks from this blog, I look for clues daily that will help my father's story comes to life.
Thanks for your interest!

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