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HOME RANGE: Notes on Literature, Nature, Working Dogs, History, Martial Arts, Other Obsessions and Sundry Annoyances by Henry Chappell

Toward a Conservative Environmentalism


Here’s my latest essay at The American Conservative.
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Geezers Defacing Books



Wyman Meinzer and I had a fine time signing copies of Horses to Ride, Cattle to Cut: The San Antonio Viejo Ranch of Texas last Wednesday in Hebbronville. Our thanks to Charlotte Hellen and the Museum Foundation of Hebbronville for hosting us and to the people of South Texas for their remarkable support of our work. I love the Wild Horse Desert.

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Half a Cheer for Bullies


My first piece in The New English Review, a little autobiographical essay.

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Interview on the Master National

Up-and-coming young pro trainer Luke Cour and his Cody after a near-perfect run on a water-land series. Luke's expression says it all.


Here's recent, short interview I did with Gary Joiner of "Texas News and Views" on this year's Master National Retriever test held at The Big Woods on the Trinity in east Texas.

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Marking Our Lives With Our Dogs

Love this.

Yes, it should be too sentimental for a rumpled old novelist, but I don't care.



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