Spy Hacks

#SPYHACK: Treating Field Wounds

Greetings Everyday Spy, In 2012, my wife Jihi and I went on a 3 week trek around New Zealand’s South Island. We were escaping the rainy season in Bangkok to take a few weeks of much needed R&R (rest & relaxation). The South Island scenery was incredible and the weather was perfect. It was an […]

#SPYHACK: Hacking the Job Interview

Greetings Everyday Spy, Welcome to your newest #SPYHACK! I was recently invited to do a TV interview. The producer sent me an email with a long list of ‘tips’ to help me prepare for the show. Wear a solid color shirt. Project your energy/excitement when you talk. Don’t eat within an hour of the interview. […]


Greetings Everyday Spy, Welcome to your newest #SpyHACK! Over the last year, my children have become very comfortable living in hotels. I remember thinking of hotels as exotic destinations when I was a kid. Summer vacations to visit family in Indiana or Maryland were torture except for one thing – the Best Western hotel we […]

#SPYHACK: CIA Tactics to Counter Social Engineering

Greetings Everyday Spy, Welcome to your newest #SpyHACK! I received some exciting news this week. A generous man in Nigeria offered to give me $2 million if I helped him transfer his money from Nigeria to the US using my bank account. He said he trusted me because my name meant ‘good heart’ in his tribal […]

#SPYHACK: Mastering Pain Tolerance

Greetings Everyday Spy, Welcome to your newest #SpyHACK! Pain is something all living creatures have in common. One of the most interesting things about traveling the world is seeing how humans interact with stray animals. In Thailand, Buddhist culture gives stray animals total freedom of movement. Cars, motorcycles and pedestrians give animals right-of-way on streets, sidewalks […]