the goldmans

It is a tragedy, I feel, that people of a different sexual type are caught in a world which shows so little understanding for homosexuals and is so crassly indifferent to the various gradations and variations of gender and their great significance in life.
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Emma Goldman - Jewish American Anarcho-Communist in a letter written in 1923

This activist was advocating for various genders and sexual orientations in NINETEEN TWENTY-THREE  and almost a century later you have people still saying there are only two genders determined by biology and that being gay is a sin.

French Songs Playlist

My favorite French songs: 
Emmenez-moi - Charles Aznavour
Il est où le bonheur - Christophe Maé
Et si en plus y a personne - Alain Souchon
J’ai demandé à la lune - Indochine
Le vent nous portera - Noir désir
Ma liberté de penser - Florent Pagny
Schengen - Raphaël
Caravane - Raphaël
Manhattan Kaboul - Renaud
Jeunesse lève-toi - Saez
Les lumières dans la plaine - Mickey 3D
Sur la route - Gérard de Palmas
J’t’emmène au vent - Louise Attaque
La lettre - Renan Luce
Santiano - Hugues Aufray
Les yeux revolvers - Marc Lavoine
Envole-moi - Jean-Jacques Goldman
Le SOS d’un terrien en détresse - Grégory Lemarchal
Sur ma route - Black M

French songs about regions of France: 
Les champs Elysées - Joe Dassin (about Paris)
Paris - Willy William (about Paris)
Les corons - Les Stentors (about the north of France)
Chanson pour l’auvergnat - George Brassens (about the region of Auvergne)
Le sud - Nino Ferrer (about the south of France)
Je viens du sud - Chimène Badi (about the south of France)
Belle-Ile-En-Mer - Laurent Voulzy (about the island of Belle-Ile en Mer)

Other well-known French songs: 
Le chant des partisans (a french song from world war two)
La Marseillaise (our national hymn)
Non je ne regrette rien - Edith Piaf
Je l’aime à mourir - Francis Cabrel
Ne me quitte pas - Jacques Brel
Mistral gagnant - Renaud
Foule sentimentale - Alain Souchon
L’aigle noir - Barbara

Moffat’s favorite writer used “Redbeard” as a random plot device 20 years ago.

Ready for a little background that will blow your mind? @squirrelwithoutparentingskills dropped by my inbox just now to share some juicy information.

One of Moffat’s favorite screenwriters is William Goldman. He wrote The Princess Bride. Moffat always tells you to read Goldman if you want to learn anything about writing.

Well, in 1996 William Goldman adapted a book called “The Ghost and the Darkness” into a movie.

And in this story, he had a little problem. He needed to make the hero seem brave. He needed a way to boost esteem of that main character.

So he invented a side character and called him “Redbeard”.

Redbeard was to be killed off – he was a plot device.

What I’m saying is Moffat’s favorite writer took a book and turned it into a screenplay but added a character called Redbeard that wasn’t in the originals in order to teach the audience more about the hero.

Also the story is set in the late 1800s with a focus on trains.

Neat. isn’t it?