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The Guitar in the Brazilian Choro

I wrote my dissertation a while ago for my Ph. D. in theory from Catholic University. A German publishing company approached me to publish it, and here it is. Coming soon!

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Bug poems

Toothpaste A cockroach died on my toothbrush last night And the cock’s crow lied in the morning I woke up so early it was dark in the house And I stuck that damn cockroach right in my mouth Spider Cider … Continue reading

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10 strategies I have learned to deal with Psoriasis 1. Don’t eat sugar. Sugar causes most of the itching. I used to wake up with my hands (I get psoriasis on my palms) feeling like they were on fire from … Continue reading

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Beijo de Guinga

My favorite living composer from Brazil is Guinga ( The first time I saw him was in Rio de Janeiro at the music hall named after my uncle—Sala Sydney Miller. I was floored. Great musicians were in the audience, like … Continue reading

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Treble is my middle name

So, there is something wrong with “Brazilian Guitarist Richard Miller.” What’s with the gringo name? My father is American, my mother is Brazilian. I was born in Rio de Janeiro and lived there (and São Paulo, Puerto Rico, and a … Continue reading

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