Pygmaeos gigantum humeris impositos, plusquam ipsos gigantes videre.
(Dwarfs on the shoulders of giants see further than the giants themselves.)

Stella Didacus (Diego de Estella) [1524–1578]

Nothing occurs in a vacuum. is not the creation of single individual, but the result of a lifetime of collaboration. I would like to specifically thank the following for their help at

First, my brother, David Hughes, who was responsible for the original design of this site (including the above graphic). The best bits are all his. Thanks, David, you’re the man!

Second, to my wife, Wimon, and daughter, Billie, who have patiently supported me during the countless hours spent in the care and feeding of a web site.

A big thanks to my extended families, my American family in Boulder, CO, and my Thai family in Bangkok.

And, to the following. May all your dreams come true…

If I’ve left you out, my sincerest apologies. Let me know and I'll update the page.

Finally a special thanks to all the readers who have taken the time to share their thoughts, send information, etc. It is your feedback which keeps me going. Thanks!