Daily Archives: October 29, 2015


Personal Security and the Principle of Detection

Years ago while living in East Africa, I learned an important lesson about the art of observation from an old African game scout.  We were hunting big game – Cape Buffalo – in the legendary plains of southern Tanzania called the Selous.  As my old land rover lurched through mile after mile of dense savannah grass and thorn trees, it all took on a boring “sameness.”  I strained my eyes, looking out across the sea […]