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Part 3: Surgery and Recovery

Part 3: Surgery and Recovery

I met Tom Gill for the first time as the anesthesiologists were deadening my leg with a big needle in my groin.  This is called a femoral nerve block and is very effective. I asked if he knew about the circumstances surrounding my arrival. He made it plain that he did. Not surprising. I was, […]

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White, Out

White, Out

From December 4, 2010 to January 3, 2011 we are going way off the grid: a semi-circumnavigation of Antarctica, starting off the coast of South America and ending 31 days later in the other hemisphere; in Hobart, Tasmania. We will be unable to update the site, check emails or really much of anything electronic. This […]

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Penguins in Antarctica

Penguins in Antarctica

We will be traveling from the Falkland Islands for 30 days aboard the Finnish icebreaker, Kapitan Klebnikov, literally sailing underneath the planet past the Ross Ice Shelf, McMurdo Station to Hobart, Tasmania.  Here we will study Ernest Shackleton’s famed voyage aboard “Endurance” and that of “Aurora”, sent from New Zealand as a supply ship to […]

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