• 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...
  • Turning Point
    We were called “The Red Heart Follies,” a group that performed a series of my mini-plays around Honolulu.  It was 9pm and our very last performance at the two-day 1973 Kapiolani Park Summer Festival had just finished.  My car was parked nearby on a four-lane, two-way street—facing a “No U-Turn” sign, and also facing in the opposite direction in which I wanted to go.The wide street being ...
  • Daily Store Advetures
    Did you ever have one of those day-dreaming days--one of those days where you’re thinking but not really thinking?  Well here are a couple of them that I had:About a three-minute walk from my house in Nagareyama, Japan there used to be a convenience store called “Daily Store.”  I thought it was aptly named because I went there almost every day (our refrigerator was small).  One day-...


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