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About… Ivichie Says

Evita MartinaIvichie is my father’s pet name for me. He named me Evita after Evita Perón —the one and only First Lady of Argentina— to then lovingly call me Ivy or Ivichie in daily life. Evita was as a consequence naturally reserved for the more austere moments. My weblog title further refers to a children’s game called Simon Says. As youngsters we played this game a lot. The ringleader was Simon and whatever he or she said, the others did. We had lots of fun and it was always all giggles.

But like I said, it’s a children’s game. As an adult I quickly became aware that it’s not all fun and giggles when you simply ‘do what Simon says’. It’s sometimes even dangerous.

Please don’t misunderstand me. I’m not pleading anarchy here. I’m only saying that we are solely accountable for our own actions. ‘Doing what Simon says’ in no way acquits you of your own responsibilities. And doing something because “it’s the thing to do” is not good enough either. We need to stand back a few paces, take a good look around and then make up our own minds.

That’s exactly what I aspire doing with this weblog. First I stand back, then I go in; eyes wide open and I turn the (professional) world around me upside down. Inspecting it from all angles. Sometimes to pass on a little piece of what I’ve learnt, other times to generate a few questions.

Once again, there’s nothing wrong in doing what Simon says. Just use your brain while doing it.

About… The Categories

The postings are classified in the following main categories:
1. (e)Learning Mind: My personal thoughts and views on Education—digital as well as brick & mortar—and that what we need to know about Learning in general.
2. Working Stone: Anything that has to do with the paid and unpaid work that I do; my (frequent) job searches and my career as a now ‘middle-ager’.
3. Society Check: Thoughts on current (news) events, on life’s events and living life as it happens. All based on a social outlook.

About… The Content

© 2009 – 2015. The content of Ivichie Says is my hard work —and I’m proud of it. So, any unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from me, the weblog’s author Evita Martina, is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that clear and full credit is given to the author Evita Martina with specific and appropriate direction to the original content of Ivichie Says.

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