Urban Intellect talks Comedy: Jelani Greenidge

Jelani

I knew of Jelani Greenidge long before I met him. We were friends in Social Media, drawn together by faith and community. So imagine my delight at the Faith and Culture Conference when Jelani and I finally had a chance to connect in real time. “Aren’t you Karen?” he asked. I don’t know how he [Read More...]

Not God’s Tools

Tony Kriz storytelling at Faith & Culture 2014, Newberg, Oregon

  I had stayed too long, visiting. Not an uncommon occurrence for me. He  - Jelani Greenidge – had pulled his chair up next to mine and introduced himself. Said his wife wouldn’t forgive him if he didn’t. We were friends of sort already, before gathering over Chipotle chicken in the basement of Newberg Friends [Read More...]

How Profitable is Panhandling?

  Over the past few days there has been a panhandler on the corner where Highway 395 intersects with McDonald’s. As far as panhandlers goes, this guy is younger, and fitter than most. The cardboard sign that he holds up says he’s a war veteran. If my nephew, David  Spears, is any proof, that war [Read More...]


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