Larry Kimura is my hero. A language activist/revolutionary, yet he exudes the Hawaiian ethos, not anger but breath, Does that make sense? You spend time in Hawaii, you get it. He was one of the originators of the Hawaiian Language Renaissance — imagine the cabal, sitting round the table, plotting, not political overthrow, but — how to create and launch a Hawaiian language immersion curriculum before while there were still some native speakers left. Now, native speakers are being born again, as parents who have been schooled in Hawaiian speak it at home, drenching their children in this sweet tongue. Punana Leo — the way the bird feeds her young beak to beak, that’s the way the language is passed on, parents/teachers straight to ear and heart of infants, children. Good luck, Monday, Larry, on your Ph D defense!