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.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Unexpected Volcano Found In Antarctica

I thought this was old news.  I already know about active volcanoes in Antarctica.  After reading this article in Science Daily,,  I must have been dreaming about hot water that's one kilometer under the ice.  Scientists say that Antarctica is more active than they imagined.  Here's another article about how this may effect sea rise. ocean.

Let's stay respectful of Nature. This week, we've had an unusual amount of tornadoes in the Midwest United States.  10 days ago, Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines. Yesterday, Antarctica has an active volcano that's melting the ice from below.  Exciting and unexpected times, in which we live.  I'm grateful for new learning.  
Be well.

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