Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - BOAT LANDING - BIG CROWD - NOTE LINCOLN PARK BOAT LINE - NICE VERSION - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - BOAT HOUSE AND CAFE - ROWBOATS - 1905


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN AVE - W OF SEMINARY - MANY STORES - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - KOESTLER SCHOOL - WINDOW TRIMMING CLASS ROOM - WORLD'S LARGEST SCHOOL - TINTED - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - KIMBARK AVE - N FROM 65TH - LARGE HOMES WITH AWNINGS - TREE-LINED STREET - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - KERSHAW PUBLIC SCHOOL - STUDENTS IN FRONT - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - KALTHOFF'S CAFE AND GRILL - 194 CLARK - INTERIOR - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON STREET BRIDGE - AERIAL UNION STATION - TINTED - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ILLINOIS UNDERGROUND TUNNEL COMPANY - DRAMATIC HEAD-ON VIEW OF TRAIN - TINTED - 1911


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HUMBOLDT PARK - NEW SECTION - SUNKEN GARDEN - TINTED - NICE VERSION - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HALSTEAD STREET LIFT BRIDGE - LARGE STEAMER - TINTED - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GUS' GOOD FOOD - 420 N DEARBORN - GUS' KITCHEN


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DREXEL AND 65TH - APARTMENT BUILDING - YOUNG TREES - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CTA RAPID TRANSIT - EXPRESSWAY MEDIAN - MEDICAL CENTER DISTRICT - 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - COUPLE SITTING IN GRANT PARK - STEVENS HOTEL BEHIND - MERRY CHRISTMAS - 1939


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - COLISEUM GARDEN - EVERY EVENING - FERULLO'S BAND - HUGE CROWD - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - AERIAL PANORAMA - LOOKING E FROM W OF MERCHADISE MART - PART OF SECOND CITY SERIES - 1951


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHECKER TAXI COMPANY - CAB PICKING UP WOMAN AND GIRL AT FANCY BUILDING - 34 YEARS - 1950s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - AERIAL - TINTED - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BUCKINGHAM FOUNTAIN - GRANT PARK - AN ESPECIALLY NICE IMAGE - TINTED - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BLUE ISLAND AVE - S OF W 18TH - TINTED - 1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ART INSTITUTE - SAUGATUCK MICHIGAN SUMMER SCHOOL OF PAINTING


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ART INSTITUTE - GRECO-ROMAN GALLERY - LIKELY ALL COPIES - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ADLER PLANETARIUM - AERIAL - LOOKING TOWARDS LAKE - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 6246-54 JACKSON PARK - TWIN APARTMENT BUILDINGS - c1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH STREET - AERIAL - POWERS THEATRE - TRAM - MANY CARRIAGES - PREVIOUS CITY HALL ON RIGHT - c1900


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH - LOOKING W - ORIENTAL SHOWING X FILMS - OLD HEIDLEBERG USED AS SOMETHING ELSE - MAGIKIST SIGN - 1970


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH - MANHATTAN PORTION - NICHOLS PRIVATE PORTION BEHIND - NOTE BATHING SUITS DRYING - c1920


PHOTO - CHICAGO - PICK-CONGRESS HOTEL JUST BEFORE REMODELING PROJECT - 1961


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE BRIDGE - STAIRS - VIEW LOOKING S W - 1930s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING S FROM TRIBUNE TOWER - TRAFFIC WHEN BRIDGE OPENS - AERIAL - 1926


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING N FROM NEAR RANDOLPH - WOMAN WALKING - SNAPSHOT - c1940


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING N FROM ADAMS - CTA BUSES - CHECKER CAB - 1957


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING N - PRUDENTIAL - COKE SIGN - NEW LOOK BUS - 1960s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S WALNUT ROOM ENTRANCE - EASTER TIME LIUNCH - 1965


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD TRUCK WAITING - POLICEMAN - MAYBE MERCHANDISE MART - 1934


PHOTO - CHICAGO - LAKE ROUTE STREETCAR - NORTH WESTERN UNDERPASS - NOTE DOUBLE GATES - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - LA SALLE STREET STATION - TWO NEW YORK CENTRAL TRAINS - LOOKING S - 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - GROUP OF BLACK CHILDREN PLAYING IN FRONT OF APARTMENT BUILDING - 1941 - EDITED FROM AN EDWIN ROSSKAM IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - GRANT PARK - MAN STANDING IN SNOW - CHRISTMAS TREE - BLACKSTONE HOTEL IN BACKGROUND - SNAPSHOT - 1911


PHOTO - CHICAGO - GENERAL BODY COMPANY - NEW ARMORED CAR - ARMORED EXPRESS CORP - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - EXCHANGE AVE AND 75TH - LOOKING S E FROM NW CORNER - FLANDER'S TEA ROOM RESTAURANT - STRATOLINER LOUNGE - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED STRUCTURE - NORTH SHORE LINE ELECTROLINER - UNKNOWN STATION - 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - DEARBORN AT VAN BUREN - LOOKING N - ELEVATED STATION - FISHER BUILDING AT RIGHT CENTER - 1911


PHOTO - CHICAGO - DANCE TEAM CORTEZ AND DIANNE - MAURICE SEYMOUR STUDIO


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO TRIBUNE BEAUTY CONTEST WINNER HAZEL KEENER - 1923


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO AVE - MONTGOMERY WARD - STREETCAR - STANDARD STATION - 1952


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CENTRAL SKYLINE - FROM LAKE - EVENING - COLOR ENHANCED - c2000


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 63RD AND DAMEN - TWO STRIPED LIVERY STREETCARS - NOTE EASTMAN COAL SIGN - 1951