Here’s a rather charming illustration of an engagement ring by Melinda Josie. The ring I gave Emily wasn’t nearly so nice or expensive-looking, but everything else is true. Indeed, it was verified as true by a New York Times “fact-checker” over the course of a forty minute telephone interview and a couple of emails, requesting scans of various legal documents etc. He was really nice, though, my New York Times interrogator.
(Nicer than Israel and Tel Aviv, anyway.)
If you click on the ring you’ll be taken to my essay. Then be sure to have a read of the comments section. Perhaps you too will think I’m an irredeemable monster, but hopefully you’ll want to know more about the actual work Emily and I did with the ISM – in which case you can read this blog I kept at the time.