• Tale of Two Taxis
    Arriving at JFK, the taxi driver idly stood by and watched as I lifted my two heavy suitcases out of his trunk.  From all the money in my pocket, all the money I had saved to take to Hawaii--about fifty dollars,  I counted out the exact fare and handed it to the driver.  Instead of getting in his taxi and driving away, he just stood there, waiting with his hand held out.Realizing wh...
  • Even Monkeys Fall From Barstools
    Having nothing more than the promise I could stay on her couch and the address she had sent me, I arrived at Sue's front door in Honolulu. I was pleasantly surprised to find that she had been sharing a house with three girls (Yeah!!!),  But that surprise was quickly undone when Sue informed me that they (including Sue) all had serious boyfriends (bummer).  However, I had been welcome to ...
  • Japanese Opposites
    My life here in Japan has neverending surprises and realizations.  One realization has been that many things are opposite from America.  For example:Open 9:00 AM-Closed 6:00 PM in Japan is Open AM 9:00-Closed PM 6:00Doctor Smith in Japan is Smith DoctorWhere is the station? in Japan is The station is Where?A Black & white TV in Japan is  A white and black TV3 & 2 (3 balls, 2...
  • Belong
    In December of 1962, two months after my 18th birthday, I had finished my eight weeks of army basic training at Fort Dix, New Jersey.  Like most of the other basic trainees, I expected to be sent to Fort Benning, Georgia for sixteen weeks of AIT (advanced infantry training), where I would learn how to kill.  Instead, I was sent to a signal school (maybe to learn how to kill signals?)&nbs...


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