Skip Davis grew up in Philadelphia. “City of Smotherly Love. If I hadn’t left, I’d’ve been dead. I’ve been shot, stabbed, my arm broke with a baseball bat. All the crazy stuff on TV, that was my life before I came out here. I brought it on myself: drugs, drinking, the whole scene. I didn’t deserve to do that to my own self. If I can really forgive myself, I’m good all the way around.
“I wandered around the country, mostly just stealing stuff. Worked in some factories and kitchens and every now and then I would have a room I rented, might have a girlfriend until I just go again.”