Friday, February 13, 2015

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 - MADISON AND LA SALLE - AERIAL NEW BREVOORT HOTEL - TACOMA BUILDING - LA SALLE HOTEL - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MADISON AND 43RD - NW CORNER - GARON'S PHARMACY - CREMO CIGARS - APARTMENT BUILDING - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LYTTON'S - GOLF MILL SUBURBAN STORE - DRAWING - 1974


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LYNCH CIGAR FACTORY - 252 W MADISON - INTERIOR - NOTE STANDING OVERSEEERS - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LUTZ'S PASTRY SHOP - 2458 MONTROSE - CONTINENTAL PASTRIES - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LUNT AVE - FROM ASHLAND - ROGERS PARK - LARGE HOMES - TREE-LINED STREET - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LOUIS NETTLEHORST SCHOOL - WAGON - WOMAN IN LONG COAT - SMALL MAIL BOX - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LORADO TAFT'S FOUNTAIN OF TIME - GRAY LINE SIGHTSEEING BUS AND GUIDE - NEAR UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO - 1950s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LOOKING S FROM CHICAGO AVE - AERIAL - WATER TOWER AND SKYLINE - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LOOKING N FROM WACKER DRIVE - PARKED CARS - 1950s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LOGAN SQUARE - CENTENNIAL MONUMENT - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LITTLE BOHEMIA RESTAURANT - 1722 S LOOMIS - INTERIOR - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LIONS AT ART INSTITUTE - INTERESTING PERSPECTIVE - MICHIGAN AVE - 1935


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN-BELMONT DISTRICT - AERIAL - NOTE WIEBOLDT - RICHMAN'S - HIRSCH - NICE VERSION - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK MENAGERIE - ANIMAL HOUSE - CROWDS - NOTE MAN IN WHITE UNIFORM - 1905


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - SUSPENDED BRIDGE WALKWAY - GROUP OF WOMEN WALKING - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - TOBOGGAN SLIDE - SNOWY DAY - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - SEAL POND - BIG CROWD - TINTED - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - NORTH LAGOON - MAN ON BENCH LOOKING AT BOATS - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - LINNE MONUMENT - TOURIST TRAIN FULL OF PEOPLE - 1918


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - LILY POND - TWO WOMEN ON A BENCH - RESEMBLES A RENIOR - c1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - THE CHICAGO BUILDING - 7 W MADISON - OPENED 1905


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TAYLOR'S FURNACE AND TIN SHOP - 1104 E 75TH - JUST E OF GREENWOOD - WORKERS IN FRONT - 1907


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SYLVIA TELL - PREMIERE DANSEUSE - CHICAGO OPERA - H. A. ATWELL STUDIO


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SWIFT POULTRY OFFICES - ACCOUNTANTS - 1911


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STREETCAR ON BRIDGE - DOWNTOWN BEHIND - 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STREETCAR AT CANAL STREET NEAR UNION STATION - 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STREETCAR - ROOSEVELT ROAD ROUTE TO MUSEUM - 1952


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STONY ISLAND AVE - STREETCAR WITH MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY AD - CARS - NOTE KLEIN'S POTATO CHIP SIGN - 1952


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STONY ISLAND AVE - STREETCAR PASSING SINCLAIR STATION - 1952


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STEAM ENGINE 6321 - 1956 - EDITED FROM A DON SWANSON IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET AT VAN BUREN - TRAMS LOADING PASSENGERS - ELEVATED STATION - 1905


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - THE FAIR STORE - DECORATED FOR CHRISTMAS - 1960s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - STREET LEVEL FROM RANDOLPH - LOOKING S - 1969


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - STATE LAKE THEATER - DUTCH MILL - WEST SUBURBAN BUS - CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS - EDITED FROM A MILES BEITLER IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - PCC STREETCAR - CHICAGO THEATER - LOOP THEATER - WALGREEN'S - 1954


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - PARADE - SINCLAIR OIL COMPANY FLOAT WITH DINOSAUR - SNAPSHOT - 1964


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - NIGHT - LOOKING N OVER CHECKER CABS - RICHMAN BROTHERS - KITTY KELLY - EVANS - SNAPSHOT - 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - N OF RANDOLPH LOOKING S - CTA SANTA BUS - 1970s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING S - LADIES WAITING FOR BUS - CHICAGO MOTOR COACH - MANDEL BROTHERS' - 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING N FROM S OF VAN BUREN - ELEVATED STATION - ROTHSCHILD SIGN - MIDWAY SIGN - 1971


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - VANNIE'S RESTAURANT - 134 S WABASH


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - UPTOWN VILLAGE - 4822 BROADWAY - COPE HARVEY ORCHESTRA


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - UNIVERSAL RETAURANT - 24 W VAN BUREN - REAL COFFEE - ALWAYS OPEN


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - UNITED STATES BREWING COMPANY - 2519 ELSTON - RHEINGOLD BEER


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - TROCADERO - 525 S STATE - DINE AND DANCE - SHOWS NIGHTLY


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - TRIANON BALLROOM - 3747 WOODWARD AT SELDEN - 100 BEAUTIFUL GIRLS FURNISHED FOR DANCING - TRIAL LESSON 75 CENTS


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - TOWN CASINO - 6 N CLARK - CONTINUOUS ENTERTAINMENT


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - TOP OF THE ROCK - PRUDENTIAL BUILDING