• Church Confusion
    “I made a new friend today, Mommy.”“That’s so good to hear, Bunky.  Only your first week in Kindergarten, too.”“His name’s Tommy,” I said. “And he goes to church every Sunday.”“That’s nice.”“Mommy, what’s a church?”My mother, grasping for the right words finally said, “It’s a place where people get together and thank God.”“Is that the God you say, ‘God damn you!’ when you’re mad at Daddy?&nbs...
  • Jewish Holiday
    This religious episode happened when I was old enough to get on and ride the school bus all by myself.  I had a school bus friend Rick, and we always sat together.  One day he said offhandedly, “I won’t be going to school, tomorrow.”I said, “Ya gonna be sick or something?”“Nah,” he replied, “It’s a Jewish holiday.  And I’m Jewish.”“Jewish people have special holidays?” I asked.“Sure...
  • Christian Scientist
    Not too long after my Jewish holiday revelation, a new family moved in next door.  Around that time my father, a doctor (and still living with us), would give us immunization vaccinations.  I, like every other kid I knew, hated shots.  Anyhow the new next-door neighbor boy told me that his family were all of the Christian Science religion.  And that Christian Scientists didn’t ...


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