Je' Czaja aka Granny Savage

Je' is a writer, artist, and stand up philosopher. She founded and directed two non-profit organizations for disadvantaged children and their families, served as a missionary for three years, is the author of several books and teaches art. Twitter: @jeczaja FB: https://www.facebook.com/grannysavage Amazon Author page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00IU4RWKE
Je' Czaja aka Granny Savage has written 802 posts for Welcome Travelers…

Caffeine Withdrawal

Caffeine Withdrawal My son-in-law is an addictions counselor and when I told him I had experienced caffeine withdrawl in the past he got serious. “Caffeine withdrawal can be as bad as heroin withdrawal. Don’t quit cold turkey, ease off gradually.” We’re all different, our bodies are different and we react to drugs in various ways. … Continue reading

History: Propaganda with Footnotes

History: Propaganda with Footnotes We define civilization as an organized society with writing. An organized society with oral history is therefore uncivilized. It’s pre-historic, you see, no matter how sophisticated it may have been. History is what is written and historians quote ancient writings and subsequently each other to provide accurate history. I like history, … Continue reading

Beyond Good and Evil, My Arse

Beyond Good and Evil, My Arse I watch true crime documentaries to research good and evil. We’d like more good and less evil, right? I just watched movie The Night Stalker, about Richard Ramirez, who terrorized California in the 1980s. A friend was there at the time and her boss made her take his big … Continue reading

Beating Stress-the Silent Killer

Stress is a perceived dangerous loss of control. The good purpose of stress: the leopard attacks- adrenaline/epinepherine and cortisol dumps into your body, your Blood Pressure rises, your heart races, you hyperventilate and your muscles tense. This is no time for analysis, your reason is not required and is not engaged. All other processes, growth, … Continue reading

Forgiveness: the Key to Wholeness

I’m a Christian but just realized the two books that helped me most were not Christian books. One was Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning and the other is Forgiving the Unforgivable. I worked with inmates, at-risk youth, and others whose lives were not going well. What did they have in common? Two things: They … Continue reading

Survival of the What?

Darwin’s ‘survival of the fittest’ has been co-opted to justify all sorts of sociopathic behaviors, though Darwin himself was rather a nice guy. Survival of the fittest has actually been taken to mean survival of the most selfish, most brutal, the champion in the war of all against all. How did that work out for … Continue reading

On Manatees and Liberals

You gotta love manatees. Well, you don’t ‘gotta’ but I do. I love their obesity and the fact that when I snorkeled in Florida springs, they didn’t eat me. Unlike the alligators. Manatees, sea cows, munching, munching, munching. Supposedly sailors mistook them for mermaids. If so, they had been on that ship for way too … Continue reading

How to Make a 3D Tide Pool

I’m currently obsessed with making tide pools, part of my “see through” philosophy maybe. I’ve dreaded the day someone asked how to make one, so if that ever happens, I’ll just refer them to this. Maybe something here can help you in your projects. I start with a piece of styrofoam and hot glue styro … Continue reading

Abortion Debate: Could We Please Drop the Stupidity on Both Sides

I hate abortion yet I’m pro-choice. I’m pro-choice because God gives us free will. We can choose what to do with it. Have you noticed God didn’t stop you last time you did wrong? But even choices have limits that are not allowed. We call those crimes. I would like the abortion choice to be … Continue reading

How To Fix an Ugly Table Top

I was so proud of assembling my rolling tea cart in only two hours. Now you may be a much better builder than I and would have done it in thirty minutes, but I have a terrible habit of plunging in without reading the directions. This time I followed the directions and other than putting … Continue reading