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.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Whales and Dolphins on My MInd this Week

War of the Whales is an outstanding account of the war between the environment and the military.
I highly recommend this book, if you want to know how activists are fighting to keep whales alive.  Careful, it's very graphic, just like war.

On a lighter note, I've seen my friends make bubble rings in the ocean. I've never seen whales and dolphins do it.  Such grace.

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