Author Archives: Trevor Millican

Newport Beach resident, professional Civil Engineer, musician, photographer who enjoys surfing, skateboarding, running, cycling, weight training, golf, swimming

Why Left Handed People Are Cooler and Smarter Than Right Handed People

Left handed people smarter trevor millican

My name is Trevor Millican and I am left handed.  This implies that I do just about everything with my left hand.  The only duties that I perform with my right hand are: using a mouse, and playing a guitar.  I use my right hand for those because everybody in my six-person family is right handed except for my older sister.  Therefore, all guitars and computer mice in the home were designed for right-handed people.

According to an article on the American Psychological Association’s website, approximately 8%-15% of human beings on planet Earth are left handed.  It is widely thought that a person who is left handed will typically and predominantly utilize the right hemisphere of their brain.  According to an article on, “The right brain is the creative brain, and is responsible for rhythm, spatial awareness, color, imagination, daydreaming, holistic awareness and dimension”.   So, if left-handed people have cerebral dominance in their right hemisphere, they will be cooler than people who are right handed and predominantly utilize the left hemisphere of their brain.  Now, the left hemisphere of the brain is known to be responsible for all things logical.  This includes sequential thought process, reasoning, rationale, and etc.


Here are some of the most amazing left-handed people in history:

Left handed people smarter trevor millican



Nutrition Facts Label Changes Proposed By FDA & Michelle Obama – Good or Bad?

Nutrition Facts Label Changes FDA Michelle Obama

It’s the first thing that any health-conscious person turns to when weighing the value of a food or drink product – the great Nutrition Facts Label.  Well, the FDA with support from Michelle Obama is proposing to revise these labels to “place a bigger emphasis on total calories, added sugars and certain nutrients, such as Vitamin D and potassium.”

Interesting.  But will the label revisions make a difference?  In my opinion, the new labels put too great an emphasis on caloric content of a product.  If a reader looks at a label and is bombarded with a large and bold Calories indication, then they may not take a sufficient look at the rest of the label which is arguably just as (if not more) important.

Nutrition Facts Label Changes FDA Michelle Obama

What I Ate Today


  • Organic raisin bran – 2 cups
  • Whey protein – 25 grams

Mid-morning Snack

  • Organic banana – 2 medium sized
  • Organic flax seed muffin


  • Chicken
  • Brown Rice
  • Assortment of vegetables – broccoli, carrots, peas

After work/Pre-workout Snack

  • Pizza with whole-wheat crust, nitrate-free pepperoni, organic tomato sauce – 4 slices
  • Romaine lettuce salad

Late Evening Snack

  • Sauteed asparagus
  • Water with two squeezed lemons
  • Greek yogurt with blueberries
  • Small bowl of organic raisin bran


Edward Norton – Engineering: If You’re Not Tired, You’re Not Doing It Right


Yes – engineers can talk about engineering.

Edward Norton – Engineering If You’re Not Tired, You’re Not Doing It Right


Joseph Hawa Artist – Neon Lights – Fine Art

Today I met with Joseph Hawa at his studio in Santa Ana, California.  Joseph gave me a tour of his studio, and we discussed the endeavors that he is embarking upon with his art.

Joseph Hawa Artist Fine Art Trevor Millican

Joseph and I discussed one of his favorite works, “Neon Lights”.  This is a highly color-rich painting that Joseph describes as intentionally provoking and agitating.

Joseph Hawa Artist Trevor Millican



South Coast AQMD Vote on OC Beach Fire Ring Ban Today – PHOTOS Newport Beach, Huntington Beach

AQMD fire ring vote trevor millican

As a resident of Newport Beach, I have heard quite a bit of buzz regarding the potential ban imposed on fire rings on beaches in all of Orange County.  Many Cities argue that banning the fire rings would cause significant loss of revenue associated with visitors who will no longer visit the beach without their fires.  On the flip side, nearby residents of the beaches argue that the fire pits are a nuisance due to the obstruction to the air that the pits cause.

Today, the AQMD board will vote on the proposal to ban the fire rings on Orange County beaches.  Here is a photo taken from the AQMD offices today:

AQMD fire ring vote trevor millican