Survival & Recovery

#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 […]

The Truth About Trance

Greetings Everyday Spy, My wife’s parents are genuine hippies. They are so different from my family that I refer to them as ‘my wife’s parents’ instead of ‘my in-laws.’ As if the different terminology will somehow protect me from their hippie love for stray animals, awkward dance/exercises, and belief in astrology. If you are married […]

Surviving a High-speed Collision

Greetings Everyday Spy, I use the skills CIA taught me everyday; to win business, to win influence, to stay safe… And to survive. Every spy skill is useful, even though you use some more than others. But sometimes it’s the skills you use the least that have the greatest impact. That was the case for […]

3 CIA techniques to Survive a Mass Shooting

Greetings Everyday Spy, My son, Sina, is a 6-year-old gun enthusiast. We were recently traveling the eastern US heading to PA to visit family. We decided to spend a week camping in the Shenandoah Valley, one of the most beautiful places in Virginia. My son made fast friends with a little girl named Jane who […]

#SPYHACK: Wonderful Wool

Greetings, Everyday Spy, Welcome to your newest #SpyHACK! I’ve operated in nearly every climate our world has to offer. The far north is colder than I ever imagined.  I’ve had to ski down mountains so cold that the skis don’t slide. Once it gets colder than -30℉, the physics of skiing simply stop working.  Your breath […]