Hugh Pickens (Peru 1970–73) is a physicist who has explored for oil in the Amazon jungle, pickens-hcrossed the empty quarter of Saudi Arabia installing microwave communications systems, built satellite control stations for NASA all over the world, and has retired in his hometown of Ponca City, Oklahoma where he cultivates his square foot garden, and photographs local events.

Since 2001 Hugh has edited and published “Peace Corps Online.” His other writing accomplishments include contributing over 900 stories to “Slashdot: News for Nerds,” and articles for Wikipedia and “Ponca City, We Love You.”