Dear Frank Conlon,
You and your elves have turned H-ASIA into a model of what a list like this should be. I have been a subscriber for years and am delighted with its development and broadening reach. And at the same time my admiration for your good humor and (when necssary) patience has grown.
Many thanks andd best wishes. I'm not sure if you're retiring completely from the academic game* (as I did some years back) but I am sure that you will continue to put your talents to good use.
[Ed. note: Frank actually retired from his "day job" at the University of Washington in 2001 (http://www.jsis.washington.edu/soasia//file/2001-Spring.pdf), but continued his volunteer labors for H-ASIA until earlier this month. RD]