I was proud of my effort, and immediately shipped it off to HazingPrevention.Org for consideration in their upcoming newsletter. To my surprise, I was informed that HPO does not have a position on federal hazing legislation, and that they were going to pass on my article. Upon further investigation, I found the news not-so-surprising. The HPO Board Chairman, Joe Gilman (who is a great guy, and someone I consider a friend), is a donor and past board member of the FratPAC. So I understand why HPO leadership decided to pass on my article.
Next, I shopped it to AFA Essentials. They loved the article, and asked to hang on to if for a few months until it better fit with the theme of their monthly newsletter. Me, being the impatient guy that I am, didn't want to wait.
So here we are. My first blog. This may be the only time I do this. I'm counting on the power of social media to help me spread this message. We'll see how this little experiment works. Enjoy!