Go beyond the usual cocktail small talk with this list.
1. Claude Sitton, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist lauded for his coverage of the civil rights era, died this week. Sitton worked for The New York Times (as well as several other publications), and between 1958 and 1964 he wrote some 900 articles about the ongoing struggle for civil rights in the South. Sitton set the national standard for journalistic coverage of this critical time in our history, and many of his articles prompted action from national leaders and elected officials. Read more about his amazing legacy here.
2. A planned community of tiny houses will offer permanent housing for the chronically homeless in Austin, TX. The brand new Community First! Village will rent to Austin’s homeless for $210 a month. That city has about 6,000 people living on the streets, and the village already has a community garden on the site. A bus stop and more will serve the new village.
3. A baby in Ireland started talking at SEVEN weeks old. Don’t believe me? Check out the clip here. You’ll probably find yourself watching it over and over. I sure did.