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#SPYHACK: Treating Field Wounds

Greetings Everyday Spy, Welcome to your newest #SpyHACK! 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 […]

#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. […]

Spies, Friends, and Fitness (Part I)

My friend Alex rocking his baby to sleep (photo credit: Alex VanHouten, founder of DefiningDadBod.com) Greetings Everyday Spy, In the history of awkward conversation starters, I’ve discovered a surprisingly terrible ice-breaker… “Hi. I’m Andy. I am a former CIA spy.” You would think a statement like this would trigger immediate interest, right!? It doesn’t. A […]

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 […]

3 CIA Travel Tips for Minimalist Packing

Greetings Everyday Spy, I was recently on an international call with my buddy Bret from Baltimore.  Bret is a good dude working full-tilt to grow business and family.  At least once a month, my son asks if we can go back to Baltimore to visit ‘Mr. Bret’s house.’ He loves Bret’s man-cave (long ago turned […]