I left home at an early age due to being kicked out. Why? because I went to a friends house instead of going home on a school night because my father was going to throw me another beating and I did not want to be around for that. So I spent the night at my Friend Richie Cooper. This section is about living in different parts of the country and what happened there. Boise, Idaho was always my home because that's where I was from, but I wanted to be as far away from that place as I could because my father lived there. For over 20 years I hated the man but eventually had to let it go because it was killing me. I had to forgive him whether he accepted responsibility or not for the things he had done to me while living at home.