When I posted the photo of the vintage Snoloha BoardShop hoodie and asked for one word to describe what Snoloha meant to you for a chance to win it, I wasn't sure what to expect.  Thirty-some words later I was very happy as I read the various responses. I really wasn't sure how to choose a winner, I just wanted it to be random.  So...I had my little banana help me, and the winner she

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And boy, does it ever get hectic. I might be a workaholic.  My wife would probably say so anyway.  And who am I to argue with her?!  She and the little one are at the in-laws...I should have been out sailing or paddle boarding or something.  Instead, it's heading into the night hours and...I'm working. So when my life takes more than I can give, when it gets hectic, when I've worked more than I

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A big THANKS to Facebook Snoloha Fan, "Sue", for sharing this great Snoloha-esque photo. I love the description: One month;  2 seasons;  2 countries; few thousand miles apart!  Sicily/

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Growing up, I hunted a little.  The most recent hunting trip for me, was in my early 20's.  I went with my dad and uncle…mostly just to please dad.  After they showed me ‘my spot’ and tramped through the snow to their respective blinds, I was left to my own devices.  I should have loaded my gun, got comfy and remained alert for the unsuspecting deer that would become venison in the freezer. Instead…I popped

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Jimmy Buffett once said, “if you don’t write a song about your daughter, you will go to hell.” I’m not a song writer. I have this brand instead. My daughter’s name is Savannah. My “Banana” as I call her. She has this monkey that she loves. We named him Francois. He’s French. He (me) talks with a horrible French accent and says things like “je t’aime mon petite chou chou”. So for my daughter, the

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You know I love you.  I do.  Many of you are exactly who connect with Snoloha.  Your fun tickets that you spend here are important to our economy. I simply wanted to let you know that it IS OKAY to take a giant-deep-breath followed by a nice-long-exhale while visiting.  There, doesn't that feel better?! You see, when you are vacation, it is acceptable to leave the big city aggression back in the big city. My

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In case you haven't realized this by now...this blog is pretty much my way to vent and share my life as a brand owner, entrepreneur, dad and husband trying to 'figure it all out', while enjoying another trip around the sun. Snoloha has evolved since it's inception.  I've had doors opened up as a result of this brand, and some that have been slammed in my face.  It's been humbling, exciting, stressful as hell, tiring,

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It's no secret that I'm a big fan of Jimmy Buffett...his music, his books, his Margaritaville empire that he's built. Buffett once said, “if you don’t write a song about your daughter, you will go to hell.” I'm not a song writer. I have this brand instead. Father's Day is approaching and I've been thinking a lot about my little daughter, my "Banana" as I call her. I've been wondering what it is that I'm

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As you know, Snoloha teamed up with Bay Breeze Yacht Charter and Sailing to school to bring you Unsalted Sailing.  And for some reason we came up with this bright idea to launch a 'digital' magazine. It was a TON of work to put this inaugural issue together, and very I'm proud of the finished product. Have a look, and lemme know what you

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Being a 'solopreneur' is sometimes the greatest feeling (I love the ability to make decisions on the fly and do things the way I envision doing them)...but sometimes it can feel like your working in a silo.  I've been very candid about my thoughts on networking and being a horrible business owner.  So for me, it's a different connection that's important to make, and thankfully I get a dose when needed. Just the other night,

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This Unsalted Sailing Magazine is requiring quite a bit of 'office time'.  I'm still not sure if this is a brilliant idea that we've come up with, or if it will be a giant time suck with little results.  But hey!  We won't know until we try, right? As a result of what's been a very busy spring, I've really struggled with new blog topics.  Call it writer's block, I guess.  It happens.  What I

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Doesn't everyone have dreams of strumming a guitar and playing to a legion of fans across the globe?  Or hitting the game winning shot in game 7?  Or the bases loaded walk off home run? We all grow up with those dreams, don't we?  And eventually reality sets it and you realize that you just don't quite have what it takes.  Then what?  I guess most of the time we settle.  We settle for some

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