Edward Boyce is a mathematician, a computer experta journalist, a married father of three, an activist, and a scholar. He married Monica some 12 years ago, having rented from me the apartment above me for about eight years previously. 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. His wife Monica, a scientist with a PhD in biology from the Emory University, is also an activist as well as a brilliant 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.