Human Relationships

#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. […]

The #EverydaySpy Writing Guide

Greetings Everyday Spy, I am humbled by your support for the #EverydaySpy newsletter and the Everyday Espionage Podcast. Sometimes you send short messages offering me encouragement or feedback. Other times you send likes and comments via social media. But my favorite feedback comes when people email me directly at info@EverydaySpy.com. Some people think email is […]

The Human Factor

Greetings EverydaySpy, The desert weather here in UAE is finally cooling down! And with the break in heat, neighbors are going outside to finally meet one another. When my family and I relocated to UAE in June 2019, we had to adapt quickly to summer in the desert.  It was 41℃ (105℉) by 10am every […]

Beating Back Bullies

Greetings Everyday Spy, Three years after leaving CIA, my (growing) family of three had settled into a comfortable life in southern Florida. My wife and I were working for a Fortune 10 company. We lived near family and enjoyed time with grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles. My son, Sina, spent his weekends digging holes and […]

Combating Negative Thoughts

Greetings Everyday Spy, In the Middle East, the desert sand blows all day long. There are different types of sand. Some sand is heavy and course. Other sand is as fine as powder. It takes a big wind-storm (aka: Sand Storm) to pick up the course sand. Sand storms are rare but can cause significant […]