Becoming bi-coastal, some thoughts

How did I turn into a bi-coastal person? And how unusual is my situation?
Five years ago, I was living happily in New Jersey, running the new media group for a very large publishing business, and having a great time in New York. So great, I thought I’d never leave.
Soon after that, I moved to California to run programming, production and design at Netscape, post-AOL acquisition, when the goal was to make Netscape the free “flanker brand” to the paid AOL service and the showcase for great services and information.(Yeah, I know, that didn’t last.)
During my Netscape years, I traveled regularly to NY and Virginia to work with partners, go to executive summits in Dulles, get budgets approved, etc. Then, the year of 9/11, I accepted a job that meant spending a HUGE amount of my time at AOL in Dulles—even thought I was living in California and based there. During that year, I became a 1K flyer.
As much as I said I didn’t want to do that level of traveling, I must have gotten used to it, because I’ve continued to have lives on both coasts.
There’s my Bay area network, amazing people doing very interesting things, mostly with technology, RSS, blogs, browsers, information and data. Then there’s the New York group, bright and productive, very involved with publishing, media, streaming, broadband, museums, retail, marketing and premium services. People involved with education and nonprofits on both coasts.
My hope is to spend more and more time working with coien