Friday, January 29, 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

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WILLOWBY TOWER - MICHIGAN AVE AND MADISON - CENTURY OF PROGRESS - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WICKER PARK - FOUNTAIN AND ARBOR - FULLER AND EVERGREEN - 1913


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WHITNEY OPERA HOUSE - BEST MUSICAL SHOW - MY CINDERELLA GIRL - 1911


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WHITEFIELD APARTMENT HOTEL - 5330 HARPER AVE - PARKED CARS - 1934


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WHITE CITY AMUSEMENT PARK - MINIATURE RAILWAY AND ELECTRIC WHEEL - 1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WHITE CITY AMUSEMENT PARK - EAST BOARDWALK - AERIAL BIG CROWD - TINTED - 1911


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WHITE CITY AMUSEMENT PARK - DEVIL'S GORGE RIDE ENTRANCE - PEOPLE WAITING - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WHITE CITY AMUSEMENT PARK - 63RD AND SOUTH PARK - WEST WALK - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WHIMSY - SOLID PEOPLE - 1907


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WHIMSY - LOVING TABLETS - 1907


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WHIMSY - LOVING DISPOSITIONS - 1907


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - L COCKTAIL LOUNGE - 2509 N KEDZIE - CONTINUOUS ENTERTAINMENT


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - KRIM-KO CHOCOLATE DRINK - AMERICA'S 2 TO 1 FAVORITE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - KRAKUS MARYNA'S RESTAURANT - 6500 W NORTH - MUSIC NIGHTLY


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - KOENIGSBERG INN - 2413 N HALSTED - SEA FOOD EVERY DAY


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - JUNIOR'S HOT SPOT RESTAURANT - 3311 N MILWAUKEE - YOU'LL LOVE OUR FOOD


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - JUMPING BEAN - 1239 W DEVON - THE BARE ESSENTIALS


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - JIM CREIGHTON'S TOWER RESTAURANT - 600 N LAKE SHORE DRIVE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - IVANHOE RESTAURANT - 3000 N CLARK - THEATRE IN THE ROUND


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - INGLISH'S - 1107 GRANVILLE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - LOCATION UNKNOWN - LIKELY 75TH STREET - ROCHS PHARMACY - SHORE APARTMENTS AD - SHORE BAKERY - 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK ZOO - YOUNG MOOSE CALLED BARNEY - 1962


PHOTO - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - TOURING BUS FULL OF PASSENGERS - 1915


PHOTO - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - THREE PEOPLE WALKING IN SNOW NEAR FOOT BRIDGE - 1929 - EDITED FROM DAILY NEWS IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - BOYS ON DOCK - 1919


PHOTO - CHICAGO - LAWNDALE AVE - AERIAL - SID LUCKMAN MOTORS - PULLMAN STREETCAR - PEOPLE LEAVING AND WAITING FOR CARS TO STOP - 1951


PHOTO - CHICAGO - LAKE STREET ELEVATED STRUCTURE - TRAIN OVERHEAD - CARS BELOW - PARK ON LEFT - LATE 1930s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - LAKE STREET ELEVATED - MERCHANDISE MART AND MARINA CITY IN BACKGROUND - 1967 - EDITED FROM A HEDRIICH-BLESSING IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - LAKE PARK AVE AT CABLE COURT - TROLLEY BUS TURNING - AERIAL - EARLY 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK HARBOR - COLUMBUS CARAVEL COPIES FROM SPAIN FOR 1893 FAIR - 1910 - EDITED FROM A DAILY NEWS IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK BEACH - PEOPLE ON BENCHES AND WALKING - GERMAN BUILDING IN BACKGROUND - c1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ILLINOIS NORTHERN RAILWAY - MCCORMICK FREIGHT STATION - PULLMAN STREETCAR - EARLY 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ILLINOIS CENTRAL FREIGHT YARDS - PABST BLUE RIBBON SIGN - PORTION OF SKYLINE - 1943


PHOTO - CHICAGO - HOTEL SHERMAN PUBLICITY - LUCY STEARNS OF BOOTS MCKENNA DANCERS AT COLLEGE INN CIRCUS REVIEW - 1938


PHOTO - CHICAGO - HOME MAIL DELIVERY - 1929 - EDITED FROM A DAILY NEWS IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - HIGH FASHION PHOTO - MODEL IN SUIT AND HAT - 1954 - EDITED FROM A TRIBUNE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - HEARTLAND CAFE - PATIO - MAN SITTING AT TABLE - 1976


PHOTO - CHICAGO - HAWTHORN MELODY FARMS DAIRY - HIGHLAND PARK - DELIVERY MAN WITH TRUCK - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - HALSTED STREETCAR LINE - UNKNOWN STREET - EARLY 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - HALSTED STREET BRIDGE - PULLMAN STREETCAR - 1954


PHOTO - CHICAGO - HALSTED NEAR EL - WATER FOUNTAIN - POPCORN CART - HERTZ - PCCs - CHICAGO MOTOR COACH - HOLLANDS JEWELRY - 1953


PHOTO - CHICAGO - HALSTED AND GRAND AND MILWAUKEE - 1954


PHOTO - CHICAGO - GROUP OF PEOPLE BY LAKE WATCHING BLIMP AT WORLD'S FAIR - 1934


PHOTO - CHICAGO - GRANT PARK - CHRISTMAS SEASON - 1913


PHOTO - CHICAGO - GOLD COAST AND LAKE SHORE N - AERIAL - SNOW - 1970


PHOTO - CHICAGO - GOLD COAST - AERIAL - WINTER - 1970


PHOTO - CHICAGO - GENERAL MOTORS MOTORAMA - AERIAL - 1955


PHOTO - CHICAGO - FORMER SHORELAND HOTEL - ENTRANCE MARQUEE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - FOREST PARK AMUSEMENT PARK - TWO MEN IN FRONT OF SOMETHING CALLED MAD HOUSE - c1920