A follow-up to my post about meaningful lives and early deaths

Last week, I asked what you all thought about whether a meaningful life offsets the tragedy of an early death, a question that has to be approached from the point of view of both the living and the dead.  This weekend, quite coincidentally, I ended up having coffee with a friend who is also friends with Mark Daily’s family.  Who is Mark Daily?  Well, I didn’t know either until she told me about him and about this 2007 article by Christopher Hitchens.  If my post got you thinking a little, Hitchen’s article will get you thinking a lot.