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I ❀ Brilliant

Brilliant is an app on my iPad. The appified version of

This app (or website) is a great place for nerds to hang out to study physics, puzzles, & logic. And math, artificial networks, & computers. Mathematical fictionalism, anyone?

If I could pick Brilliant up and inject it into the bloodstream of K-12 education, I’d do it in an eye-blink. I’d do it with lasers. We really need to get STEAM into our public education curriculum, as well as into our everyday adult livesβ€”unless you want to call your grandchildren to have them hook up your living room lasers. I certainly don’t.

Brilliant is a vehicle to enable knowledge.Β Check out this video, “Why Math Might Be Complete BS,” to see if you’d like the kind of knowledge Brilliant has to offer:

Watching Right NowΒ πŸ‘©β€πŸ”¬Β Overcoming Math Anxiety 😰

For other writer-minded people, Brilliant is also a great exercise to get you into that universe-oriented, tech-oriented thinking that fuels star-stuff into science fiction ideas.

Target Words: I πŸ‘° Wedding Registry 🀡

I’ve got this $30 desk heater blowing into my faceβ€”which I’d like to someday replace with a Dyson hot + cool fan heater in blue, because Orange County Hometowners know how to consumer-dreamβ€”and I am wildly impressed by how much warmth this 8″ dude can pack.

In My Life Today: I πŸ’˜ Fuzzy Socks 🐾

So I’m glad to report: feelin’ warm in the rainy March weather, sans my freezing feet. I may need to thaw my feet in a bath-bombed tub, then put some fuzzy socks on afterwards…

Yes. Because I β™₯ fuzzy socks, too. Almost as much as Brilliant.
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Kourtnie McKenzie holds an MFA (Fiction) from Fresno State and a BA in English (Literature Studies) from Cal State Fullerton. When she isn't writing novellas, she's moonlighting as a professor at Fresno City College and College of the Sequoias. To read more of her writing, visit

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