Wow, NOTHING by Heinlein at all? Honestly, I am stunned, as he was one of the great innovators of science-fiction, along with the likes of Asimov and Clarke. Indeed, as I understand it, he mentored Ray Bradbury, whom we just lost.
Certainly, the book is still available from Amazon, likely both new and used. I hope you find it, but if not, lemme know ... because I'm not certain I can let this slide. RAH is, after all my favorite author!
Regarding Job: A Comedy of Justice, you might be interested in this piece I posted here regarding Job and the phrase, "thy will be done." I'm rather hoping it amounts to a further inducement to fully engage Job and (I hope) enjoy it as I have.
For an initial sampling, may I suggest my postings on the A|N group, Classical Masters? I've put a few favorites up there, as have others and especially the choral work of one Eric Whitacre, whom I greatly admire.
I won't claim to have an encyclopedic knowledge of classical music (though I have a friend whose record and CD collection comes close!), but what I know of classical I'd be glad to share with you if you're interested.
Joan, I'm sorry the discussion in the LGBT group got to be offensive. I'm not good at nudging people in a particular direction - I usually try something indirect like changing the subject. When someone is not comfortable with the conversation, it's not welcoming. Personally, I prefer talk about civil rights, or history, or nature, or politics (some) or of course gardening. Again, I apologize to you.
Joan, that's a thoughtful idea. I think it could also work as posts in the existing group. Tyler Clementi's situation is one I don't fully understand - I don't think anyone does. I confess I need to look up Kevin Massey. I was also thinking about this, and what to do when the next one comes along. Which I imagine it will. I hate to always feel powerless and just comment on events, rather than being involved. The question is, in life overbusy as it is, is it possible to be involved in a meaningful way. I don't know the answer to that.
Thanks for the note, darlin'. I'm terribly behind on reading as well. Been doing too much offline writing as of late (can you imagine!?) and haven't had time to devote to discussions here. However, I was rather put off by some of the hostile and negative responses to some of my comments that didn't need to be as hostile and negative as they were. Sometimes it just seemed that they enjoyed putting somebody down, and that somebody was me. Not very fun.