• Viewing is not Always Seeing
    Now is nearing the time for cherry blossoms to bloom here in Japan.  My thoughts travel back to 1975 and my first Japanese spring.  This is my story:My only class of the day, a morning English Conversation Class, had just finished and I was about to go home when my Japanese boss approached.  After some initial greetings, he continued in his almost perfect English, "Ueno Park, Tokyo....
  • Following the Heart
    The lieutenant said, “Sorry Private Baer, there won’t be any available seats on military flights to England for at least a week.”“Sir, isn’t there some way you can get me there?" I pleaded, "I can’t wait a week and I can’t afford a civilian flight.  I've gotta see her.  Please.”The sympathetic officer opened a desk drawer and flipped through some documents. “Maybe there is a way...”I cro...


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