Sunday, March 19, 2017

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 - UNION STOCK YARDS - ELEVATED STATION - CROWD LEAVING OFFICES - CATTLE IN ROAD - SPECIAL CARRIAGE OF SOME KIND - ELEVATED STRUCTURE - NICE VERSION - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LOGAN SQUARE BUICK - 2470 MILWAUKEE AT SACRAMENTO - TERRA COTTA FACADE - 1966


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ELEVATED STATION AT QUINCY AND WELLS - 4000 SERIES TRAIN - NEAR WHEN THESE TRAINS WERE RETIRED 1973 - 1970


MAP - CHICAGO - ELEVATED RAILROADS PARKS AND BOULEVARDS OF CHICAGO - BIRDS-EYE VIEW - NICE VERSION - 1908


MENU - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S WALNUT ROOM - COVER - 1947


MENU - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S WALNUT ROOM - INSIDE - 1947


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - S SIDE OF RIVER LOOKING N - BRIDGE UP - 1977


PHOTO - CHICAGO - PARADISE THEATRE - 231 N CRAWFORD (NOW PULASKI) - ROOF DETAILS - OVER 3500 SEATS - SAID TO HAVE POOR ACOUSTICS OWING TO HUGE DOME - BILLED AS WORLD'S MOST BEAUTIFUL - BUILT 1928 - DEMOLISHED 1956


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - BOND CLOTHES - OG SHOES - FOREMAN AND CLARK - HUGE CROWD OF MEN PERHAPS FOR SALE - CARS - c1950


UNIFORM - CHICAGO - BUS DRIVER'S UNIFORM - NOTE THE MILITARY INFLUENCE AND BUTTONS FROM WWII - 1946


Friday, January 29, 2016

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