January 23, 2018

The kindly giant of a man who befriended convicted spy Christopher Boyce at Lompoc federal prison in 1980 was featured prominently in the book American Sons: The Untold Story of the Falcon and the Snowman.

Written by Cait Boyce

As many of you already know, I have be...

September 3, 2014

Convicted spy John Anthony Walker, Jr., died on August 28, 2014, while serving one of the longest sentences for espionage ever handed down under a plea agreement. He was the mastermind of what has been called the single-most damaging Soviet spy ring in history.

Prior to...

October 25, 2013

Last week, I shared some thoughts about the prison system and the release of felons into society. My main question was simple: what becomes of an individual, released from prison, who cannot work? The article was met with many comments and questions. I’d like to add so...

October 15, 2013

A quartet of dogs greeted me at the door upon my arrival last night. I had been away for two days attending a function in San Francisco. By the level of canine joy, one would have thought I’d been gone a month. But a bit of sadness also permeated the space.

“Chris?” I a...

June 18, 2013

Memory is a double-edged sword. Some people are haunted by it. Others, comforted. But in my life, I have learned one very important thing: without it, we have nothing.

As years go by, I find myself looking back more and more. What I see unfolds before me like a great un...

May 14, 2013

Sunday was Mother’s Day. It was my first one after losing my mother in June of 2012. A lot of the day was spent reflecting on my life with her – and that included the shared memories of Chris, Daulton and Mom.

My mother was a beauty queen, landing on the front pages of...

April 2, 2013

March 21, 2013, marked the 50th anniversary of the closing of Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary.  While it is a cold, foreboding place, it sparks warm memories for me – memories of being 19 and having my appendix removed at Letterman General Hospital, watching the signal l...

March 12, 2013

It was October of 1996 when I was diagnosed with Stage III(b) lobular carcinoma of the left breast. Strangely enough, the first thought to run through my head was “How convenient. It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month!” My second thought was “Is this how it ends?”


February 27, 2013

Writing the book American Sons: The Untold Story of the Falcon and the Snowman has been an exercise in remembrance for both Chris and myself. More than three decades have come and gone since I first began my efforts to seek parole for convicted spies Christopher Boyce...

February 15, 2013

I am married to Christopher John Boyce.

Since 2002, we have zealously guarded our privacy, refused interviews (except once for the L.A. Times) and basically kept a low profile because of people who feel that being judgmental of others is their God-given right.

My husband...

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