So new house has an "0.25 bath" in the basement.

It's a toilet in a cubicle.

Sometimes when playing Pokémon Go I feel like I’m doing a service by ‘catching them all’ and getting them off the street.

Shamans and Charlatans.

I ran across a person who is making money hand over fist with her “channeling” archangels. Now, you might tell me that I’m just bitter because I don’t make tons of money like she does. Okay, you might be right there. But I think charging a lot of money for a “gift” from a supernatural entity smacks of charlatanism. Here’s why I think that they might be a charlatan...

Yep, The Rational Heathen is now on Mastodon. You can also check out my blog at

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