• Fly on Kalakaua
    Long after my "Bunky" days, I had a part-time job that was mainly driving a delivery van around the island of Oahu in Hawaii.  Anyhow, one afternoon I was driving down Kalakaua Avenue through the center of  Waikiki.  I had stopped at a red light when a fly suddenly flew through the open van window, up into my nose, and then flew groggily out of my surprised mouth. My eyes popped out...
  • Fly Surprise
    As strange as the incident in Waikiki was, it wasn’t the first time I had a fly flying in my mouth.  It was actually the second time.  The first time was during my pre-walking “Bunky” period in our modest Red Bank, New Jersey house.  I crawled around the floor like a pre-historic Rumba vacuum cleaner, licking up any scrap that didn’t move.  If I didn’t like the scrap, I would g...
  • Thirst
    I was wheeled out of an elevator and through some rehab gym-like structure into an office on the edge of the wooden floor.  There, left sitting alone in my wheelchair, a full-page magazine advertisement under the glass desktop in front of me, grabbed my attention.  It was the picture of an ice-cold glass of Coca-Cola!  It was soo inviting... sooo icy… Was this part of my Rehab? ...
  • The Hot Dog
    The other day my kind Japanese wife made me a hot dog for lunch.  I think it was the first time for her to make a hot dog.  Somehow she knew I liked relish on hot dogs.  That was fine, except that the dog was also covered with ketchup.  I told her I was one of the many Americans that didn’t put ketchup on their hot dogs.  Mustard was our preferred topping.  She handed...
  • To Natto or Not (Hawaii)
    Hawaii, along with its own traditional cuisine, has many foods from many places that have been incorporated into the local diet.  I loved eating the variety of foods that I had experienced since moving there.  Out of all the newfound foods, of course, there were a few that hadn't appealed to my taste, but I still could manage to comfortably eat them.  However, in my ten years in the...


Robert Red-Baer

1950-Went to Tinton Falls Elementary School, N.J.
1962-Went to Monmouth Regional HS, N.J.
1964-Graduated US Army NCO Acadamy, Germany
1971-Graduated University of Hawaii with honors
1973-Red Heart Follies (Hawaii)
1975-Japan Prime Minister's Award (Video), among many
1985-Professor Edogawa University, Chiba Japan
2010-Retired in Japan