Edward Boyce is a mathematician, a journalist, a married father of three, an activist, and a scholar. He was later joined by his wife, whom he married some 12 years ago, rented from me the apartment above me for about eight years. During that time he filled in, helping me run my business affairs, scholarship and activism. A broadminded, tolerant fighter for justice for others, Ed has been a great help to the gay cause. Hiw wife Monica, a scientist with a PhD in biology from the University of California, Los Angeles is also an activist as well as a brillant scholar. She took out time from raising her three children to run for the State House as a Democrat in a heavily Republican district. They are in short, an exemplary couple with an education, brains and the virtue of finding time to work for the common good while parenting with great care their children.