Day 6: Kekoa – Babbittville

Kekoa (the warrior) Ever think about what kinds of animals we admire the most? Put it this way: When was the last time you heard of a high school calling its football team the jackals, hyenas, cows, sheep or tuna? They call them eagles, sharks, tigers, lions, or falcons. Otherwise known as predators. Peace, love,…

2015 Breakfast with Bob from Kona: Championship Edition – Babbittville

The best part of the Breakfast with Bob week: Championship Edition on Sunday after the race! Here are the videos from our post-race show. Enjoy! Jeff Symonds: Andy Potts: Jan Frodeno: Timothy O’Donnell: Daniela Ryf: Heather Jackson: Rachel Joyce: Michelle Vesterby: Susie Cheetham: Tyler Butterfield: Andreas Raelert:     Sponsors Subscribe to Newsletter Subscribe to…

Day 5: Kokua – Babbittville

Kokua (assistance, cooperation, lending a hand) This is another of those Hawaiian words whose true meaning differs subtly from a single-word translation such as “help” or “crew.” Kokua carries an undertone of cooperation, of mutual assistance. A better translation would be “pitching in.” Which is why “kokua” is the only word to adequately describe 5,000…

Day 4: Ali’i – Babbittville

Ali’i (Royalty, or rulers) Up until 1893 when Queen Liliʻuokalani was overthrown by a U.S.-backed coup d’état, the islands were ruled by various flavors of ali’i. There were nearly a dozen classes of royalty, including the kahuna, but the Big Lebowskis were the ali’i nui. Each island had its own, and they governed with divine…

Day 3: Keiki – Babbittville

Keiki (child, or an immature plant) There’s just too much self-evident irony in that definition to warrant a lot of exposition. But upon reflection, English is also full of anthropomorphisms (my excuse to use a six-syllable word): there are parent-child relationships in data bases; we grandfather in old laws; typesetters try to avoid orphans and…

2015 Breakfast with Bob from Kona: Tuesday – Babbittville

Here are the interviews from Day 2 of the 2015 Edition of Breakfast with Bob from Kona. Enjoy! Mirinda Carfrae Luke McKenzie and Beth Gerdes Jan Frodeno Jodie Swallow Sunny Garcia Tyler Butterfield Tim O’Donnell Lionel Sanders Angela Duncan Naeth Caroline Steffen Bart Aernouts   Sponsors Subscribe to Newsletter Subscribe to Babbittville UCAN Toughman Velofix Polar…