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: Amazon Author page:
Je' Czaja aka Granny Savage has written 696 posts for Welcome Travelers…

Surviving a Narcissist

If you never ran into a narcissist, you will. Characteristics of a narcissist are: “…a pattern of self-centered, arrogant thinking and behavior, a lack of empathy and consideration for other people, and an excessive need for admiration. cocky, manipulative, selfish, patronizing, and demanding. “ This is who they are; we can all be Aholes now and … Continue reading

Butterfly for Frida

Since I’m often asked how I did a painting and my mission is to pass on what I have learned, here is how I did “Butterfly for Frida.” This is a big painting, about 4 feet wide. Frida is Frida Kahlo, a well-known Mexican artist who was married to the famous muralist, Diego Rivera. In … Continue reading

Narcissism-Three Venomous Women

I think about 85% of people are decent. Not perfect, mind you, but pretty good people. That leaves 15% who slide around on the Ahole Scale from Occasionally Ahole to that 4% who are pervasively and Consistently Ahole; that is, totally selfish. They are haughty, condescending and don’t care who gets hurt as long as … Continue reading

Truth About Iran They Don’t Want You to Know

We Americans are fed fake news from all sides. Since we all have enough crap of our own to deal with, we might just swallow the lies and move on. I certainly have done this. Who has time and energy to dig down through the layers of lies and half-truths to find out what’s really … Continue reading

Behold Trump, the Alpha Baboon

You know the type: the Alpha Baboon. They beat their wives and children, physically or emotionally, they are apt to attack anyone weaker than themselves to get their way. They swagger and brag across their world, big tough men. They threaten, slug, shoot; their solution to not getting their own way is to use physical … Continue reading

We’re Still ‘Superstitious’ and That’s Not All Bad

During the Enlightenment, anyone who expressed a religious worldview was labeled ‘superstitious.’ Atheists still use the term to denigrate anyone who suspects there is something more besides the material items our limited senses can detect. Do you believe in ghosts? An afterlife? A human soul? Intuition? You’re superstitious. Materialists call you superstitious as a way … Continue reading


There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. Einstein. Just saw a news article that says the creation of life is no miracle. Why is that? Because now they have a theory that explains it. Which defines “miracle” as … Continue reading

Serial Killers Part One: Crazy?

I think I’ve watched over three hundred crime, fraud, and serial killer documentaries now. It’s not that I like murder and mayhem, quite the contrary. I have to skip those involving children, because I can’t stand people hurting children. I watch them because I’m very interested in our common reactions to distressing situations. Crises reveal … Continue reading

Advice for Young Artists (from an old one)

The common view of art is that you become a famous artist and make millions selling your masterpieces. This is about as common as becoming a movie star and making millions on your films-in other words it is as rare as a three-eyed newt. We all make art in some form; by painting, music, poetry, … Continue reading

What? Me Murder? We All Can

After watching over three hundred crime documentaries, it is fascinating that the great mass of mankind still agree on the cardinal virtues of Chastity, Temperance, Charity, Diligence, Patience, Kindness, and Humility and the cardinal vices of Wrath, Greed, Sloth, Pride, Lust, Envy, and Gluttony. These are human universals, with some fluidity in details, among humans … Continue reading