Saturday, February 06, 2016

ABOUT JOHN CHUCKMAN

John Chuckman is former chief economist for a large Canadian oil company. He has many interests and is a lifelong student of history. He writes with a passionate desire for honesty, the rule of reason, and concern for human decency. John regards it as a badge of honor to have left the United States as a poor young man from the South Side of Chicago when the country embarked on the pointless murder of something like 3 million Vietnamese in their own land because they embraced the wrong economic loyalties. He lives in Canada, which he is fond of calling “the peaceable kingdom.”

John’s writing appears regularly on many Internet sites. He has been translated into at least ten languages and has been regularly translated into Italian and Spanish. Several of his essays have been published in book collections, including two college texts. He has published a book, The Decline of the American Empire and the Rise of China as a Global Power, published by Constable and Robinson, London. John also writes book reviews.

Apart from his writing since retiring from the oil industry, John has taught university courses in economics, done a good deal of private tutoring, served as a professional newspaper restaurant reviewer (he likes cooking), followed his favorite hobby of photography, and created a popular family of image blogs on the Internet.

John may be reached directly at:  formersouthsideboy@gmail.com

SOME INTERNET SITES FROM JOHN CHUCKMAN:


CHUCKMAN'S PORT STANLEY
    http://chuckmanportstanley.wordpress.com/
CHUCKMAN'S MONTREAL
     http://chuckmanmontreal.wordpress.com/
CHUCKMAN'S ILES DE LA MADELEINE (MAGDALEN ISLANDS)
     http://chuckmanmagdalenislands.wordpress.com/
CHUCKMAN'S GODERICH
CHUCKMAN PHOTOS ON WORDPRESS: CHICAGO NOSTALGIA AND MEMORABLIA (SELECTED POSTCARDS AND RESTAURANT ITEMS)
 CHUCKMAN’S PLACES ON WORDPRESS
 CHUCKMAN’S PHOTOS ON WORDPRESS: TORONTO NOSTALGIA AND MEMORABLIA
 CHUCKMAN' S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS OF THE 1950s VOL.1/4
 CHUCKMAN’S ROBOTS
 CHUCKMAN’S ART
 CHUCKMAN’S GALLERY OF GROTESQUES
 CHUCKMAN’S CARTOON COMMENTS   
 CHUCKMAN'S MISCELLANEA OF WORDS
CHUCKMAN'S COMMENTS FROM THE WORLD PRESS
CHUCKMAN'S POLITICAL ESSAYS


ME, ROUGHLY: THE DECLINE IS RAPID NOW

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - KAISERHOF HOTEL - THE BUFFET - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JOY YET LO CO - 291 S CLARK - CHOP SOOY AS SERVED IN CHINA - HIGHLY RESPECTABLE - 1905


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JOHNSON AND CHRONIS FLORISTS - 4701-3-5 LAKE PARK AVE - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JOHN HANCOCK CENTER - N MICHIGAN - NOT QUITE FINISHED STRUCTURE - NIGHT - LATE 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JOHN HANCOCK AND WATER TOWER - DRAMATIC ANGLE - c1970


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JAMES CHURCH - WABASH AND 24TH - NOTE HITCHING POST - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JAHN SCHOOL - LARGE GROUP OF STUDENTS IN FRONT - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACQUES FRENCH RESTAURANT - 900 N MICHIGAN - DINING ROOM WITH CUSTOMERS - 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK MUNICIPAL BEACH - BIG CROWD - PAVILION - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK BEACH - SHELTER HOUSE - WOMEN WALKING - PEOPLE ON BENCHES - ROUGH LAKE 1922


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK BEACH - GERMAN BUILDING - CHILDREN ON BEACH - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK BATHING BEACH - WOMEN SITTING ON BENCH - CROWD BY WATER - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK AND SOUTHSIDE LAKE SHORE - AERIAL - SECOND LARGEST CITY SERIES - 1951


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK - WOODED ISLANDS - BRIDGE - TINTED -1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK - THE BEACH - A FEW WALKERS - GERMAN BUILDING FROM 1893 WORLD'S FAIR - 1907


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK - SAILING - LIFE-SAVING STATION IN BACKGROUND - 1912


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK - LOVERS' LANE - PEOPLE WALKING ON WOODEN BRIDGE - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK - LIFE SAVING STATION - TWO BOATS - MAN ON ROOF - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK - LAGOON - EARLY SPRING - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK - BASEBALL GAME - CROWD GATHERED - 1907


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK - ALADDIN'S CASTLE - AERIAL - c1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK - 3 YOUNG WOMEN - SET LIKE SALOON - 1945


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK - 3 YOUNG WOMEN - SET LIKE REAR OF TRAIN - 1945


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RINGLING BROTHERS CIRCUS - SOLDIERS FIELD IN BACKGROUND - LINES OF WORKERS - 1940


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RINGLING BROTHERS CIRCUS - NEAR SOLDIERS FIELD - TEAM OF ELEPHANTS - 1940 - EDITED FROM AN ADAM SZWEJKOWSKI IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RINGLING BROTHERS CIRCUS - NEAR SOLDIERS FIELD - LIONS - 1940 - EDITED FROM AN ADAM SZWEJKOWSKI IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RINGLING BROTHERS CIRCUS - NEAR SOLDIERS FIELD - ENTRANCE - 1940 - EDITED FROM AN ADAM SZWEJKOWSKI IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RINGLING BROTHERS CIRCUS - NEAR SOLDIERS FIELD - CAMELS - 1940 - EDITED FROM AN ADAM SZWEJKOWSKI IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RINGLING BROTHERS CIRCUS - ELEPHANT - INDIANA JONES - 1940 - EDITED FROM AN ADAM SZWEJKOWSKI IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - REMAINS OF JEFFERY THEATER - TERRA COTTA DECORATION - EDTED FROM REALLYBORING SITE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RAPID TRANSIT - TWO TRAINS IN STATION - NOTE WRIGLEY'S SPEARMINT SIGN - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RAPID TRANSIT - GROUND LEVEL - VAN BUREN - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH STREET STATION - AERIAL - SHORE LINE TRAINS - JOHN CRERAR LIBRARY - CENTRAL LIBRARY - c1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH STREET I.C. STATION ENTRANCE - CENTRAL LIBRARY - NEWS VENDOR - c1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH STREET - ORIENTAL THEATRE - OLD HEIDELBERG - GIMBEL'S - EVENING - 1945


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH STREET - AERIAL - LOOKING W - TRAILWAYS BUS - ORIENTAL THEATER - MARSHALL FIELD'S - 1966


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH AT DEARBORN - WOODS THEATER - PETE'S STEAKS - HENNER FORD - 1953


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH SOUTH SHORE - CROWD AND POLICE - WADE-IN DEMONSTRATION - 1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH - LOOKING N - EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER - FAIRLY CONTEMPORARY


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH - CHICAGO WATERFRONT FESTIVAL - QUEEN CONTESTANTS - COLD AND RAINY DAY - 1969


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - THE CAPITOL COCKTAIL LOUNGE - 167 N STATE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - THE BLACKHAWK RESTAURANT - 139 N WABASH - DANCING


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - THE BAROQUE - 1510 E 53RD


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - THE BAKERY RESTAURANT - 2218 N LINCOLN - OUR 21ST YEAR


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - TAM O'SHANTER COUNTRY CLUB - HOWARD AT CALDWELL


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - TALLY'S - 640 GRAND


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - SVITHIOD SINGING CLUB - 624 WRIGHTWOOD


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - STONE AND O'BRIEN RESTAURANT - 18 N CLARK


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - STINEWAY DRUG STORES - CANADIAN CLUB WHISKY