• A Circus Calling
    It had been the summer of 1955 in New Jersey, a couple of months before my twelfth birthday.  My father, in a rare father-and-son mood, woke me up before dawn and said, “We’re going to watch them unload the greatest show on earth, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus!”"A circus?" I asked, "Just you and me?""That's right, Bunky,"It had been about a twenty-minute drive to a railroa...
  • One Kudasai, Please
    It was 1972 and my first time to Japan.  It was kind of a homestay (another story) in a suburban country town about an hour out of Tokyo.  This story begins at a neighborhood Mom & Pop restaurant on the third day of my two-week visit:Silence filled the eatery as I clackety-clacked the wooden door open.  The eyes of the few people in the small shop, unfocused on me as I walked in...
  • The King and I at Honolulu Stadium
    In the early summer of 1966 I had gotten the Waikiki YWCA Beach Club janitor job,* but it was only for two weeks, and with a week to go before my first paycheck, I still didn't have any cash.  While checking to see if my transfer to the University of Hawaii had been approved, I came across a campus bulletin board posting for a vendor at Honolulu Stadium--I didn't know where the stadium was,...


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