Wednesday, November 27, 2013

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:  jc60649@yahoo.com

SOME INTERNET SITES FROM JOHN CHUCKMAN:

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 SO RAPID NOW

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL PLANTERS - CLARK STREET - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL HAYES AND ANNEX - 64TH AND UNIVERSITY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL HAYES - 64TH AND LEXINGTON - 1906


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL EASTGATE - AERIAL - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL DEL PRADO - DINING ROOM - WAITERS - 110 X 90 FEET - 1915


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL AMBASSADOR - DRAWING - VIEW FROM GOETHE - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOME OF GUNTHER'S CANDIES - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HARDING'S PRESIDENTIAL GRILL - 109 W MADISON - INTERIOR - 1948


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HAMILTON HOTEL - 20 S DEARBORN - LOBBY - NICE VERSION - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GREENWOOD AVE E NEAR 11TH - WILMETTE - TREE-LINED STREET OF HOMES - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GREAT NORTHERN THEATRE - OPERETTA MY MARYLAND - 1927


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GRANT PARK - AERIAL FROM S END - BANDSHELL SET-UP - c1970


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GRAND BLVD - LARGE GROUP AT BOTTOM OF BLVD WATCHING CARRIAGES - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GOLD COAST - OAK STREET BEACH - AERIAL - LOOKING W - 1958


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GLASS HOUSE RESTAURANT - LINCOLN AND TOUHY - DRAWING - INTERNATIONAL STYLE ARCHITECTURE


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GARFIELD PARK - REFECTORY - 1912


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GARFIELD PARK - PAGODA - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GARFIELD PARK - LILY POND AND BAND STAND - 1946


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GARFIELD PARK - BOAT HOUSE - WINTER SCENE - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - FREIGHT YARDS - BOX CAR - WAGONS - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT'S ROBIE HOUSE - SNOW - PARKED CARS - EARLY 1950s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - FOREST PARK AMUSEMENT PARK - LARGEST ROLLER COASTER - 1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - FIRST NATIONAL BANK - AERIAL WAGONS - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH - AUSTIN - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - FIELD MUSEUM - STANLEY FIELD HALL - BRONZE GROUP LION SPEARING IN AFRICA - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - FIELD ARTILLARY ARMORY - ILLINOIS NATIONAL GUARD


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - FENGER HIGH SCHOOL - ROSELAND - STUDENTS IN FRONT - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - FEBO RESTAURANT - 2501 S WESTERN - DINE AND DANCE - 5 IMAGES - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - FABISCH WEST SIDE BEER HALL - MEN IN FRONT - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - F. BUSHMAN - SHOE REPAIR SPECIALIST - 2050 W 21ST AT HOYNE - EARLY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - EMIL KUEHN'S GERMAN RESTAURANT - - 194 CLARK - INTERIOR - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ELLIS AVE - S OF 45TH - STONE ROW HOUSES - MOTHER AND CHILDREN - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ELKS WAR MEMORIAL - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ELK'S NATIONAL MEMORIAL - 1947


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ELEVATED - WABASH - UNION LOOP - NOTE S AND H STAMP SIGN AND WHITE CITY NOE OPEN LOWER LEFT - 1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL - DINING ROOM - PANORAMA FOLDING CARD - 1915


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL - DEWEY APARTMENTS - THE COMFORTS OF HOME - RESEMBLES A MAGAZINE IMAGE OF THE TIME - 1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DREXEL BLVD - S FROM OAKWOOD - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DREXEL BLVD - LOOKING S TOWARDS 39TH - NOTE SIGN FOR LAVISTA APARTMENTS AND OAKLAND BANK - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DOWLING HOUSE AND RESTAURANT - 137 S CANAL - EARLY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DOUGLAS BLVD - NEAR HARRISON - APARTMENTS - YOUNG TREES - WOMEN WALKING - c1910


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - NEW PARKWAY RESTAURANT - 2751 W 22ND


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - NEW ERA HOTELS - 2935 INDIANA - 2341 CALUMET


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - NEW BUCKINGHAM INN - 2142 W MADISON - HILL BILLY ENTERTAINMENT - OPEN UNTIL 5 AM


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - MUGGSIE MCGRAW WONDER BAR - 935 WILSON - MUSIC EVERY NITE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - MRS DUNN'S RESTAURANT - 148 W VAN BUREN


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - MOTHER'S RESTAURANT - 6712 STONY ISLAND - OPEN DAY AND NIGHT


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - MORRISON HOTEL - CAROUSEL IN THE SKY - COCKTAILS IN THE CLOUDS


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - MOROCCO RESTAURANT - 11 N CLARK - DANCING