• Snow Days
    In the winters of my early school years, whenever the snow started to fall, I would get up really early for school—not to go to it, but to listen to the radio for the school snow closings. This continued all through high school, listening with my fingers crossed—hoping and praying, wanting to hear my school name included In the snow-day school closing list.  Not just school snow-days, but all...
  • Road to Hawaii
    (1965)  Away after three years in the U.S. Army in Germany; Away after three years of not going to Vietnam, but being told (and believing) it was a righteous cause;  Away after three years of eternity, I finally returned to my home in New Jersey.  Twenty-one and new to adult civilian life, I spent my time sleeping, getting drunk, and getting hum-drum part-time jobs.  It took ab...
  • Our Gang
    Back when I was a tot, I not only lived across the street from the Fort Monmouth Army Officer’s Golf Course, but I was also a ten-minute bicycle ride from a tiny satellite outpost off of the Fort main base.  The closest neighbors that had kids of my age lived in military housing near that satellite outpost.  Though we went to different elementary schools, they were the only kids I knew—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