Sometimes bad news comes enclosed in such frightening packaging that, when unwrapped, it almost feels like good news. Such was the experience of a friend of mine this past week, who was woken by the insistent buzzing of a cellphone by her bed. Texts were arriving, one after the other, bzzz bzzz bzzz.
"We need to talk ASAP," said the first.
"It's urgent," said the second.
"I have to see you...