Lately I've been so busy that I don't know if I'm coming or going. Work sucks, a good friend moving far, far away sucks greater, I'm up to my eyeballs in essays that need to be graded, and there is last-minute Christmas shopping (I have bought a whopping total of ONE gift) that needs to be done.
I have a whole brainload full of unwritten posts that are screaming to come out, but I haven't had the time to write them, or when I do have the time, I don't have the energy. But —
you can bet your buttcheeks I'll be writing something TODAY about the NYT's latest anti-ART article. This one hits close to home, as it's about a surrogacy journey gone terribly, horribly wrong. From an objective standpoint, my opinion on the situation might ruffle some feathers. I hate that this situation — which I've been watching unfold for months — has come to the public light. But now that it has, I believe that it needs to serve as a cautionary tale for both intended parents and surrogates alike. The situation, in which a surrogate is awarded custody of the twins she carried, is one that I believe might have been avoided if both sides had made better decisions at the beginning.
I was hoping that this situation wouldn't come to the greater public light, but now that it has, this is a cautionary tale that needs to be told.