I had many a long talk with Boyd as we shared the railing at Goleta and he had many an interesting tale about his life and his family. He was one of the few people that I've ever met who truly practiced what he preached. He was a man of peace, worked hard to protect the environment (in many ways), and did more for the Goleta Pier than all the S.B. park personnel that have overseen it for years. His loss was one that touched me personally and he's missed.