I’ve always loved the phrase “Eastern seaboard.” It sounds so official… so military… yet, so nuclear attack.

You only really ever hear the phrase in movies or television shows, and when you do, it’s usually because something big is going down on the Eastern seaboard.

But I can’t help but wonder why nothing ever happens on the Western seaboard. You never hear anything at all about the Western seaboard. It’s like our country’s overlooked seaboard. I know there are always earthquake threats, along with the occasional tsunami.

I thought of this today because as I was sitting in the airport awaiting my flight to San Francisco, a guy on the phone across from me – clearly a very important player in the global scheme of things – told a colleague on the phone that he was recruiting a team to build a very important prototype (it almost sounded like he was putting together some sort of SHIELD team), and he was going to locate them on the Eastern seaboard.

WOW! This isn’t fiction. This is brass tacks. A real team assembling on the Eastern seaboard to build a very important prototype that will change the way society functions for generations to come.

I’m just glad I got to be a part of this piece of Eastern seaboard history.