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
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Ghislane’s Crooked Father, Robert Maxwell

Ghislane’s Crooked Father, Robert Maxwell Robert Maxwell was born born Ján Ludvík Hyman Binyamin Hoch in Czechoslovakia in 1923. He moved to the U.K. and is rumored to have been connected to British and Israeli intelligence as well as the KGB. British intelligence, MI6, bought him a bookstore to get his start in publishing.   He … Continue reading

Why is the State Department Funding a Chinese Cult?

I kept seeing these ads for the Epoch Times, starring an obnoxious geek claiming to be the sole source of truth in this dangerous world. He is an annoying actor with a repulsive propaganda message and I wondered who was behind the Epoch Times. Falun Gong is behind the propaganda. Falung Gong is a spiritual … Continue reading

Trump: The gold-leafed plastic flamingo

Monument to Trump’s Make Atlantic City Great Again fail. The sculptor was never paid and it’s too heavy to move.  I was watching “Trump, An American Dream” on Netflix. The episode about his manic casino building in Atlantic City was interesting, because there is young Donald, bragging about how his will be the greatest and … Continue reading

Ironies of Capitalism

Ironies of Capitalism Communists said capitalism would die due to it’s inherent contradictions. It was inevitable, they said. Yet they weren’t willing to wait for it’s inevitable collapse, because apparently, like many end-timers, they wanted to help the Inevitable get a freakin’ move on. John Maynard Keynes said, “Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of … Continue reading

Small Wonders

Mockingbirds-Painting by Je’ 11 X 14, gouache We often take small wonders for granted, just because they are so small and common. One small, common wonder around here is the mockingbird. I was sitting on a bench at sunrise recently, when a mockingbird landed nearby and began his routine, issuing perfect bird calls of every … Continue reading

Left vs. Right: Right ain’t right and there’s no Left left

Certain power-lusters have succeeded in dividing a whole nation into ‘left’ and “right.’ This is the old divide-and-conquer tactic and I guess we are a bit thick, because we keep falling for it. If you want power, keep the ruled fighting with each other, keep the emotions roiling, keep them blaming each other so they … Continue reading

Destroying Statues and Loot Thy Neighbor Chimp Wars

Destroying Statues and Loot Thy Neighbor Chimp Wars We erect monuments to the men (almost always men) who have, according to the ruling powers, advanced their cause. Their cause has not always been honorable, it has, more likely, been selfish and they twist the story to fit their agenda. This is the ‘history’ we are … Continue reading

Gus Goes Fishing and the Golden Age of America

Everyone seems to think that the best era ever was when they were growing up. Supposedly I grew up in the Golden Age of America, but who knew? I’m sure people didn’t emerge from their huts in the Ice Age and think, “Whoa, it’s freezing, this must be the Ice Age!” Surely a big part … Continue reading

Death by Cop-A Personal Story

I’m getting sick of folks denying, minimizing and rationalizing death by cop. “He pointed a taser at police, what were they supposed to do?” “He was shoplifting and ran. What were they supposed to do?” “One little incident and now outside agitators are making fake riots.” Let me tell you about a recent personal incident. … Continue reading

Are Bonfires Bad for Your Health?

  I smoke a pipe now and then, which in some circles, makes me a bad person. We’ve gotten a little unbalanced on this subject, since obesity and prescription drugs also kill people and we don’t talk much about that. Of course, as one should not impose their bad habits on others, I smoke outside. … Continue reading