The Belmont Lounge
Because there is a lot of interesting material that cannot be accomodated within the narrative structure of a regular post, I've set up a site called the Belmont Lounge where these can be referenced. I'll start by linking to this account sent by longtime commenter Jinderella from a friend of a friend detailing his experiences in the Sri Lankan tsunami. The Belmont Lounge will operate under somewhat looser rules than Belmont Club. Material will be posted there as is, with little attempt at collateral confirmation or analysis, often without comment. Entries will normally be linked to posts in the Belmont Club, and I hope it proves useful.
Problems with Identifying Bodies
Carridine reports from on the spot on the difficulties of mortuary identification now that many bodies have decomposed beyond visual recognition.