Saturday, December 20, 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

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CARTOON WHIMSY - CHICAGO AGREES WITH ME - COUPLE KISSING A PATH -1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CANAL STREET - LOOKING N FROM ADAMS - KEMPER AND DAILY NEWS BUILDINGS - MERCHANDISE MART - 1950s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CALUMET AVE - N OF 51ST - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - C. E. WALTMAN AND ASSOCIATES - 737 N MICHIGAN - PRODUCTS STYLED - 1938


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BUTCHER SHOP - LOFFLER AND POLLACK SUCESSORS TO CHRIST KLINGET'S MARKET - FAMILY IN FRONT - c1919


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BURLING - N FROM FULLERTON BLVD - TREE-LINED RESIDENTIAL STREET - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BUCKLEY'S CHICKEN IN THE BASKET - 10131 INDIANAPOLIS BLVD - 1950s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BUCKINGHAM FOUNTAIN - GRANT PARK - SKYLINE - PLANES DRAWN IN - PART OF SERIES FOR 1933 WORLD'S FAIR


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BREVOORT HOTEL - MADISON - E OF LA SALLE - LOUNGE - GUEST ROOM - CHRYSTAL BAR - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BREVOORT HOTEL - BOOTH IN RAINBOW ROOM - MURAL OF HINDOO PILGRIMS ON GANGES - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BRENTANO SCHOOL - CHILDREN BY THE CURB - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BOSTONIAN AND FOOTSAVER SHOE STORE - 20 W MONROE - JUST MOVED TO - MAJESTIC THEATRE BUILDING - 1936


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BORDEN'S MILK DEPOT - WEST CHICAGO - FROM TRACKS - 1907


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BOHEMIAN NATIONAL CEMETERY OF CHICAGO - N PULASKI AND FOSTER - 4 IMAGES - 1930s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BOARD OF TRADE AND OBSERVATORY - 1939


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BLUE ISLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY - 1905


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BLUE ISLAND AVE - TINTED -1905


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BLOOM TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL - CHICAGO HEIGHTS - 1940s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BLACKSTONE THEATRE - 60 E BALBO DRIVE (ORIGINALLY CALLED HUBBARD COURT) - BEHIND BLACKSTONE HOTEL - 1916


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - B B HANAK SANITARY PLATE GLASS COUNTER - W POWERS BAKERY - 323 E 51ST - INTERIOR - 1916


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CLARK AND LAKE - CTA STREETCAR - ELEVATED BEHIND - MICHAEL TODD THEATER (NOW GOODMAN) - 1958


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CLARENDEN BEACH - THREE YOUNG WOMEN IN WATER - SNAPSHOT - 1923


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CIRCUS WOMEN AND HORSE - LIKELY RINGLING BROTHERS - SNAPSHOT - 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHRYSLER PARADE FOR BEAUTY QUEENS - 1926 - EDITED FROM CHICAGO TRIBUNE HISTORICAL FILES


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHINATOWN - MAN DRYING WASH ON BACK PORCH - 1984 - EDITED FROM A TRIBUNE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHINA TOWN - GUEY SAM - CHIAM - TAI D)ONG - TWIN COACH BUSES - 1961


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO'S PAIR OF QUEENS FOR NEW YORK AND SAN FRANCISCO EXPOSITIONS - 1938


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO THEATER - NOTE THE LITTLE BLUE COOL SIGN - RIGHT WHAT BECAME LOOP THEATER IS STILL TELENEWS - 1952


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - ROCK ISLAND ELEVATOR - SCHLITZ BEER SIGN - TUG - STEAMERS - TINTED - PRE-1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - LAKER PASSING LIFT BRIDGE - 1941


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - CROP SHIP PREPARES TO SAIL - CHURCH CHARITY TO FEED PEOPLE - NOTE LAKE DANCE CRUISES START AT ONE DOLLAR - 1951


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - BRIDGES UP - SPRING BOAT RUN - 2013 - EDITED FROM WIKIPEDIA


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY - FURNACE ROOM - MAN WITH SHOVEL - 1902


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO MOTOR COACH COMPANY - INTERIOR - PUBLICITY SHOT - 3 FASHIONABLE WOMEN LISTEN TO RADIO MUSIC - 1930


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO MOTOR COACH - STOPPED NEAR ELEVATED - BECAME CTA IN 1952 - 1948


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO CIVIC OPERA - MARION CLAIRE AS NEEDA PAGLIAGCI - 1920s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO AND WEST TOWNS TROLLEY - OAK PARK - SNAPSHOT - 1940


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHELTEN THEATER - WHAT REMAINS AS GOSPEL CHURCH


PHOTO - CHICAGO - C S L PCC STREETCAR - UNKNOWN LOCATION - LATE 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 57TH AND COTTAGE GROVE - BULKO SERVICE STATION - NIGHT - 1950s


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - COTTAGE GROVE CAFE - 4300 COTTAGE GROVE - DINE AND DANCE - SPAGHETTI


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - CORONET MAGAZINE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - CONTINENTAL CAFE - 1438 N WELLS - LITTLE PLEASURES IN OLD TOWN


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - CLUB MARATHON - 672 N CLARK - 4 SHOWS NIGHTLY


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - CLUB MARATHON - 672 N CLARK - 4 SHOWS NIGHTLY - MUTOSCOPE-TYPE IMAGE - PARA-CUTE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - CLUB MARATHON - 672 N CLARK - 4 SHOWS NIGHTLY - MUTOSCOPE-TYPE IMAGE - NO MAN'S LAND


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - CLUB MARATHON - 672 N CLARK - 4 SHOWS NIGHTLY - MUTOSCOPE-TYPE IMAGE - NAUGHTY NAUTICAL


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - CLUB MARATHON - 672 N CLARK - 4 SHOWS NIGHTLY - MUTOSCOPE-TYPE IMAGE - AIR RAID SIREN


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - CLUB LUCILE - 4501 S ARCHER - WE'LL BE GLAD TO SEE YOU'RE BACK