WHAT'S YOUR PICK THIS WEEKEND?
A teacher once told me there have been three major revolutions in human history: the agricultural revolution, the industrial revolution, and now we’re in the technology revolution. This revolution we’re in now – the digital one – can be overwhelming with all the bytes of information out there! In fact, we’ve moved beyond megabytes and gigabytes to “exabytes” (a billion gigabytes) and, according to a piece in the Washington Post last year, it’s estimated that the world can now store 276 exabytes. Whew! Why am I taking up more space in the cyber universe to talk about this? Because as parents, we’re constantly overwhelmed with information: information on how to parent, on what schools our kids should go to, on what camps they would like, and (my fave!) what to do this weekend. We’re in the information age and it can stress us out bigtime. Stop, take a deep breath, and let me help you. I LOVE information – in fact, I call myself an “infopreneur” – and I love to share what I’ve learned with others. So follow along and let’s see what we can learn together. Through THE SUMMER BOOK: A GUIDE TO HOUSTON DAY CAMPS AND CLASSES FOR KIDS AND TEENS, I’ll help you find the best summer camps for your kids. And through this e-newsletter, you’ll get help planning family weekend fun. I gave a talk last night on summertime fun and one of the moms told me she only uses GISH PICKS when looking for cultural activities – I am honored to be the one that helps parents sift through all the exabytes of info out there! Thanks for letting me be your info guide.
I’ll be sharing what I know at various events in the coming weeks so join me when you can. If you work downtown, come see me tomorrow at the Central Library at noon as I present "Gabbing with Gish," a series of short, interactive talks on select topics throughout May and June on Thursdays during the lunch hour. Bring a brown bag and let’s get fired up! Tomorrow’s talk is “You've Got to Visualize—Goal-Setting and Dream-Catching.” This Saturday, May 19, from 3-5pm, I’ll be at Body Mind & Soul with my friend Kevin Casey presenting “What’s Your Purpose?”; if you can’t make that class, join us on Saturday, July 21 also from 3-5pm. I promise you’ll leave with a better sense of who you are and what your purpose is. Next month, I’ll be presenting an excellent class for adults making changes in their lives, “Transitions and Transformations/TNT!” on June 19 and 26, 6:30-8:30pm. And, finally, this isn’t a class or workshop, but mark your calendars now for the “I Can Do Anything!” screening of short films for kids that I curated – it’s on Friday, June 8 at Discovery Green in the evening. Speaking of the Aurora Picture Show, they have a super cool “Scoot-In” film screening downtown this Saturday, May 19 at 8:30pm. Join me for any or all of these exciting events!
Want more of the information I’m amassing? I’m still posting (almost) daily about “Houston Gems” – places, people, and things that make Houston great – so follow me on twitter (www.twitter.com/sarahgish) or “like” my new Facebook page to learn about cool Houston each day. All my past gems are archived on twitter (search for #houstongems) and on the Facebook page, so you can grab them and EXPLORE! While you’re in Facebook land, please slide over to my GISH PICKS site to like it too. ANYONE WHO LIKES GISH PICKS TODAY WILL BE MAILED A FREE (YES, FREE!) COPY OF THE SUMMER BOOK. Thanks so much for helping me spread the word on cultural activities for families.
Have a great week and GO.FIND.FUN.