Apparently there’s more than one Cape. Who knew?

Full disclosure: I grew up in Texas. But we’ll come back to that.

I have now officially lived on Cape Ann longer — 26 years — than anywhere else. I was born in Battle Creek, Mich., but spent the majority of my “formative” years in Dallas. I made stops in Oxford, Miss., Knoxville, Tenn., and Detroit on my way here. I even spent one of my Cape Ann years living and working in New York City.

I’ve gotten around.

But pretty much all of the really important things that have happened in my life have happened while I’ve lived right here: the births of my two sons, the purchase of my first house (and two more since), meeting a Beatle (George Harrison!), the 9/11 nightmare, the subsequent economic meltdowns, building a house (during one of those economic meltdowns), innumerable career highs (including going to work for Oprah Winfrey), starting my own business, and so on.

This is my home.