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 798 posts for Welcome Travelers…

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

You Can’t Kill a Virus

You can’t kill a virus, because it’s not alive. It just floats about as potential until it can hijack the cell of a living thing to make it reproduce more viruses. Some folks tried to kill Covid by drinking bleach, alcohol and other disinfectants on the theory that hey would disinfect their innards. It makes … Continue reading

Stereotypes and Racism

Lots of comedy is based on stereotypes, such as dumb Polacks ( I’m Polish) drunken Irishmen or Italian Mafioso. Stereotypes could be an element of racism, but let’s not dilute the horror of racism, which is the firm conviction that my “race” is superior to all others. This was the Nazi idea, but they didn’t … Continue reading

Who is that Masked Man?

Wearing Masks When Fully Vaccinated? I researched the vaccine thoroughly and finally got the shots. No problems, felt slightly sickish for four hours after the second one. My cab driver lectured me for twenty minutes on the government conspiracy that would now render me-what? Dead? Autistic? Sheepish? Nope, still alive and feisty. But the long-term … Continue reading

Your Last Dog

Dogs live for twelve, maybe fifteen years and become part of our family. There’s always a special one that just crushes us when it dies. My English setter Suzy Q. died when I was twelve and I’m seventy-one now and I still smile when I think of her, running through the golden autumn grass, tongue … Continue reading