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Dog-Lover, Writer & Progressive

JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau loves Progressive politics, Bernie Sanders, and the canine population. She writes fiction about Chester, the Alpha Bichon, and his friends — with a dash of humor and dab of Poli-Sci. Naturally, Chester is Bernie’s most ardent admirer.

JoAnn also blogs about the Progressive Movement, citizen activism, and a Progressive lifestyle. Other bloggers may focus on political villains and problems, but JoAnn puts a spotlight on Progressive heroes and viable social, political, economic, and environmental solutions — because, just so you know, they really exist!

JoAnn’s views and insights are tinted by her former profession in Counseling (balanced and objective), Christian theological studies (not the Far-Right stuff), and training in Library and Information Science (doesn’t get fooled by “fake” news). Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.

Welcome to JoAnnChateau.com!

A smiling, wild-haired Chester, the Alpha Bichon

The Original


Alpha Bichon

Chester was a wild-haired, 20-pound, whitish Bichon Frise. He modeled the unquestioning confidence of Alpha, never giving any German Shepherd a free pass. He possessed humor, insight, and vision. He solved everyday problems with a no-frills elegance. (He was smarter than me!) The original Chester is my muse and inspiration for The Chester Chronicles.

~ JoAnn Chateau

It’s all Left-Leaning…


Important grassroots leaders and activism in the Progressive Movement. Change comes from the bottom up!


Socially and/or politically Progressive books I’ve had a chance to read, and recommend. Fiction and nonfiction.


A Progressive lifestyle sees the Big Picture. Go local, enjoy simplicity, help your community, try veganism, have some fun.


Chester the Alpha Bichon stories (fiction). Canine News & Views reported by Chester, himself (ok… fictionalized). 


Democratic socialism means that we must reform a political system that is corrupt, that we must create an economy that works for all, not just the very wealthy.

~ Bernie Sanders


Yes, we become stronger when blacks and whites, Latino, Asian American, Native American, when all of us stand together.

~ Bernie Sanders


Together, together my friends, we have begun a political revolution to transform America, and that revolution, our revolution, continues!

~ Bernie Sanders

Democracy Now!

Independent News

Citizen Events

Conferences & Nationwide Activism

The Young Turks

Progressive Commentary