Sunday, January 05, 2014

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

PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO - TWO WOMEN STUDENTS ROLLER SKATING ON MIDWAY SIDEWALK - TOTALLY CHARMING IMAGE c1940


PHOTO - CHICAGO -UNFINISHED EQUITABLE BUILDING - MICHIGAN AVE - MODEL IN FLOWING GOWN IN FRONT OF WINDOWS - 1965 - EDITED FROM A KENNETH HEILBRON IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE AT RANDOLPH - NEW CHEVROLET SIGN - 1932


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STEREO - STATE STREET - LOOKING N FROM MADISON - 1907


AD - CHICAGO - COLLEGE INN TOMATO JUICE COCKTAIL - RANDOLPH AT CLARK - 1931


LABEL - CHICAGO - FERN PARK CATSUP - L. KLEIN - HALSTED 14TH AND LIBERTY


AD - CHICAGO - WEE FOLKS - 1708-10 E 79TH - TOY STORE AND PARTY BAZAAR - DAILY NEWS - 1963


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - YMCA RESIDENCE - 1001 N DEARBORN - HARRIET HAMMOND MCCORMICK MEMORIAL - A HOME OF CHARM FOR A DAY OR A YEAR - 1932


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WASHINGTON PARK - SEVERAL WOMEN SITTING ON PARK BENCHES - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WASHINGTON BLVD - FROM GARFIELD PARK - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - U.S. NAVAL TRAINING STATION - DRILL HALL - SOLDIERS WALKING - NORTH CHICAGO - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE STORM COCKTAIL LOUNGE - 937 N STATE - 1944


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE BOWMANVILLE NATIONAL BANK - LINCOLN LAWRENCE AND WESTERN - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SUNDAY EVENING CLUB - ORCHESTRA HALL - EVERY SUNDAY AT 8 PM - 1951


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE AND MONROE - PALMER HOUSE CORNER - CROWDS - DOUBLE-DECK BUS - CARS - NOTE CLOCK - TINTED - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SIXTH CHRISTIAN SCIENCE CHURCH - ROSELAND - 1915


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RUSH STREET BRIDGE - AERIAL - MANY STEAMERS - CROWD ON BRIDGE - 1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ROBERTS WHITE STEAMER AMBULANCE SERICE - 628 WELLS - NOW COVERS THE ENTIRE CITY - EARLY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK - NEW VELVET COASTER - 4700 FEET LONG - AERIAL - 1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RICKETTS RESTAURANT - 2 IMAGES - DINING ROOM AND GROUP OF WAITRESSES - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RECORD-HERALD NEWSBOYS - AURORA - CALLED THE KIDS - TINTED - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH STREET - LOOKING W FROM STATE - 1966


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PROSPECT AVE - N FROM 99TH - LARGE FRAME HOMES - FIRE HYDRANT - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PLAZA HOTEL - NOTE HASTY TASTY RESTAURANT - PIXLEY AND EHLERS - PCC STREETCARS - c1950 - GOLD COAST SERIES - 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - OAK STREET BEACH - HUGE CROWD - PART OF A GOLD COAST SERIES - 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY - ANNUAL CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD - AROUND PERIODIC TABLE CASE - WATERCOLOR - 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MOODY CHURCH - SANCTUARY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING N FROM ART INSTITUTE - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MERCY HOSPITAL - 26TH AND PRAIRIE AVE - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MAXIM'S DE PARIS - BAR INTERIOR - ASTOR TOWER - 1963 - CHICAGO GOLD COAST SERIES


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MARINA CITY RESTAURANT - CARTOON - 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINDON TOURIST HOME - SOUTH SHORE - 7701 EUCLID AVE - SE CORNER OF 77TH AND EUCLID - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LAKEFRONT - AERIAL - JACKSON PARK - SKYLINE IN DISTANCE - c1970


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LAKE SHORE DRIVE N - AERIAL - 1920s - CHICAGO GOLD COAST SERIES


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LAKE SHORE DRIVE- DRAKE HOTEL - PALMOLIVE - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LAKE MICHIGAN - WINDY MORNING - 1906


Monday, November 25, 2013

PHOTO - CHICAGO - NAPRAPATH CONVENTION - FAN-DANCER SALLY RAND HAS HER BACK CHECKED BY A MACHINE CALLED MULTITHERN - 1934


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WACKER DRIVE AND WABASH - UNVEILING GEORGE THE WASHINGTON STATUE - 1941


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN STOREFRONT - THE DAILY NEWS - ORIGINAL ONE-CENT NEWSPAPER - FAMILY IN FRONT - EARLY


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN SOUTH CHICAGO BUTCHER SHOP INTERIOR - TWO BUTCHERS - 1905


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNION STATION - STYLISH WOMAN WAITING WITH BAGS - 1960s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STREET SCENE BY CITY HALL - TRAFFIC COP - 1960s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - O.F. SCHULTZ HATS CAPS AND FURS - STOREFRONT WITH FATHER AND SON - PRE-1900


PHOTO - CHICAGO - NEW TROLLEY BUS BEING DELIVERED BY RAIL - 1948


PHOTO - CHICAGO - NEW PHOTO MACHINES - WOMEN WAITING - ACTUALLY NY - EDITED FROM A FRANK LARSON IMAGE - 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S - PERSIAN DISPLAY - 1920s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S - CANDY LANE - MAYBE TOY DEPARTMENT - PUBLICITY PHOTO - 1949


PHOTO - CHICAGO - GOUDY SCHOOL - SPECIAL ADJUSTMENT CLASS - 1966


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED STRUCTURE - FAIRLY CONTEMPORARY