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Seitaad

Seitaad is a genus of sauropodomorph dinosaur which lived during the lower Jurassic period in what is now southern Utah, United States. Seitaad is known from an articulated partial postcranial holotype skeleton referred to as UMNH VP 18040; the skeleton is missing its head and tail. It was collected from the Early Jurassic Navajo Sandstone, the uppermost unit of the Glen Canyon Group, dating to the Pliensbachian stage, near Comb Ridge, San Juan County. A phylogenetic study of Seitaad found it to be a plateosaur sauropodomorph, placing it in Massospondylidae or alternatively in Plateosauridae, but its placement within the Plateosauria is not well understood. In a cladistic analysis, presented by Apaldetti and colleagues in November 2011, Seitaad was found to be within Massopoda, just outside Anchisauria. Seitaad was first described by Joseph J. W. Sertich and Mark A. Loewen in 2010 and the type species is Seitaad ruessi; the generic name is derived from Séít‘áád, a mythological sand monster from the Diné folklore who buried its victims in dunes.

Seitaad appears to have been entombed by the collapse of a sand dune. The specific name honours Everett Ruess, a young artist and naturalist, who mysteriously disappeared in 1934 while exploring southern Utah. Seitaad is the second basal sauropodomorph dinosaur to have been identified in North America

The Stranger's Child

The Stranger's Child is the fifth novel by Alan Hollinghurst. The book tells the story of a minor poet, Cecil Valance, killed in the First World War. In 1913 he visits George Sawle, at the latter's home in Stanmore, Middlesex. While there Valance writes a poem entitled'Two Acres', about the Sawles' house and addressed, either to George himself or to George's younger sister, Daphne; the poem goes on to become famous and the novel follows the changing reputation of Valance and his poetry in the following decades. The phrase "the stranger's child" comes from the poem In Memoriam A. H. H. by Alfred, Lord Tennyson: "And year by year the landscape grow / Familiar to the stranger's child." In an interview with The Oxonian Review in 2012, Hollinghurst commented of the epigraph that "he music of the words is wonderful, marvellously sad and consoling all at once. It fitted with an idea I wanted to pursue in the book about the unknowability of the future"; the Stranger's Child consists of five sections, each set in a different period: In 1913 Cecil Valance, the 22-year-old heir to a large country estate and a published poet, spends a weekend at Two Acres, the suburban family home of his younger Cambridge University friend, George Sawle.

Cecil makes a deep impression on the Sawle family, not least on George's 16-year-old younger sister Daphne, who develops a crush on him. Unbeknownst to the Sawles and George are gay and the two of them spend much of their time together engaging in amorous trysts. On his final night at Two Acres, Cecil drunkenly kisses Daphne. On the following morning she discovers that the autograph book she has asked Cecil to sign contains a freshly written five-page poem, which he has entitled'Two Acres'. Daphne believes that the poem contains secret references to her kiss with Cecil and is surprised when George is churlish in his reaction to it. In 1926 members of the Sawle and Valance families gather over a weekend at Corley Court, the large country house at the centre of the Valance family estate, they are there to discuss the life and legacy of Cecil – killed during World War I – and to assist a family friend, Sebastian "Sebby" Stokes, planning to write an'authorized' memoir of the, by now, famous soldier-poet.

Daphne has married Cecil's younger brother, is now Lady Valance. The couple have a tense, unhappy marriage. Though Sebby hints that he may have known about the affair between Cecil and George, the latter refuses to say anything of it, as does his mother, who accidentally became aware of it after uncovering love letters written by Cecil to George which she stole and claimed to have destroyed. Daphne, no longer enchanted by the feelings she once had for Cecil plays along with the fiction that he loved her. After a drunken dinner, Eva Riley, the fashionable designer engaged by Dudley to modernize the Dorley Court interiors, makes a pass at Daphne; the latter, prefers to spend the night kissing Revel Ralph, a family friend who – as Daphne well knows – prefers men. The following morning after many of the guests leave, Daphne's younger son Wilfred discovers that Clara Kalbeck, Freda Sawle's elderly German companion, has died in a fall, he tells his father about it and in the process accidentally uncovers an affair between his father and his nanny, although he is too young to understand it.

In 1967, Paul Bryant, a young man in his 20s, has just started work at a bank. Walking his manager, Mr Keeping, home he encounters the matriarch of Mrs Jacobs. Mrs Jacobs is Daphne Sawle, now on her third marriage and 69 years old. Paul is a closeted gay man and at work he encounters Peter Rowe, to whom he is attracted and whom he recognizes as being gay. Rowe is a young school teacher at Corley Court, which has now been converted into a private prep school for boys, he is a friend of Corinna Keeping, Daphne's eldest child, who teaches at the school. Because of their loose connections to the Keeping family both men are invited to Daphne's 70th birthday party where they meet George Sawle and they talk about Cecil Valance. George discusses Sebby's book and intimates that Cecil was gay, suggesting that with the imminent passage of the Sexual Offences Act 1967 this information will become more public. Paul and Peter sneak away from the party to have a sexual encounter and make plans to meet again using the pretext of Paul visiting Corley Court to see Cecil's tomb, installed in the chapel there.

On their first date at Corley Court Peter finds Paul inexperienced and shy but decides to keep him as a potential boyfriend. He muses on the idea of writing an updated biography of Cecil Valance, although by now he is considered a minor poet and has been eclipsed in reputation by his younger brother Dudley. By 1980, now no longer with Peter, is working on a definitive biography of Cecil, hoping to explore his sexuality, he faces competition from Nigel Dupont, writing a book on Cecil's poetry at the same time. Paul reaches out to Dudley and Daphne in an attempt to find out more information for his book. By now the surviving Sawles and Valances are unwilling to talk. Dudley refuses to collaborate with Paul and George gives a rambling interview in which he implies that Cecil was bisexual and fathered Daphne's eldest child Corinna. Paul at last secures an interview with Daphne, but she too is unforthcoming and is deliberately evasive about Cecil. At a memorial service for Peter Rowe, who has died at the age of 62, antiquarian Rob Salter meets several of Peter's friends including his civil partner and Paul Bryant, now a semi-famous biographer.

He is seated beside Daphne's granddaughter, Jennifer Ralph, descended from her marriage to Revel Ralph. Jennifer disapp

Mill Creek Wilderness

Mill Creek Wilderness is a wilderness area located in the Ochoco National Forest of central Oregon. It comprises 17,400 acres. Of the three wilderness areas in the Ochoco National Forest - Mill Creek, Bridge Creek, Black Canyon - Mill Creek is the largest and most used; the first sawmill in Crook County was located on Mill Creek, hence its name. Mill Creek Wilderness consists of towering stone pinnacles, steep canyons, barren ridge tops, high elevation meadows. A unique feature of this wilderness is the pair of volcanic plugs called Twin Pillars; the northwest corner of the Wilderness is Bingham Prairie, an flat plateau with open meadows and a lodgepole pine forest. Mill Creek drains 85% of the Wilderness, with Marks Creek drainage accounting for the difference. Both creeks are tributaries of Ochoco Creek. Mill Creek Wilderness features some unique geological features. Popular among visitors are the 200-foot tall volcanic plugs in the northwest portion of the Wilderness, Twin Pillars. Thundereggs, the state rock of Oregon, have been found in the Wilderness at Desolation Canyon and just outside the boundary at Steins Pillar.

Rockhounding is no longer permitted. There are several gemstone mining claims located in Mill Creek Wilderness; the claims are all small. A mix of conifer tree species account for 84% of the forested area of Mill Creek Wilderness; the northwest corner plateau area, Bingham Prairie, is forested with lodgepole pine, which have been attacked by the mountain pine beetle, causing some trees to die. In August and September 2000, the Hash Rock Fire burned 14,236 acres of the Mill Creek Wilderness. However, the area is recovering and contains examples of an exemplary climax forest of ponderosa pine. Other plants in Mill Creek Wilderness include aster, bull thistle and both native and non-native species of grass. Mill Creek Wilderness is home to a variety of wildlife, including black bear, wild turkey, pileated woodpecker, elk, mule deer and mountain lion; the Wilderness is popular with big game hunters during the fall, anglers seek the small rainbow trout that inhabit its perennial streams. List of Oregon Wildernesses List of U.

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