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.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Sea LIfe Buried in Antarctica?

Exciting news released today in our Amazing Planet, about water trapped deep in Antarctica may have life!  From US scientists, about 800 meters down.  The Scientist reported the samples taken this morning.

More information probably coming from the Russian's ice core samples from 4,000 meters below the ice.  I'm especially interested in their findings, because I stayed in Bellinghausen, the Russian Base on King George Island.  Just a random, fun synchronicity :-)

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