Tuesday, February 3, 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 - GARFIELD BLVD AND CALUMET - BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT BUILDING - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GARDINER GENERAL HOSPITAL - SERVICE MEN'S TELEPHONE CENTER - ILLINOIS BELL - 1940s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GALLISTEL SCHOOL - SOUTH CHICAGO - STREETCAR - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GAGE PARK - PEOPLE AROUND POND - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - FULLERTON AND HAMILTON CT - PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - FROSTY MORNING IN CHICAGO - GEMS OF NOTED AMERICAN SCENERY SERIES - STEREOSCOPEIC - EARLY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - FRANKLIN STREET - FIRE ENGINE HOUSE - HOOK AND LADDER WITH CREW - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - FRANK HOLUB MUSIC STORE - 1057 S KEDZIE AVE - POSTMAN DELIVERING MAIL - 1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - FRANCO AMERICAN HYGIENIC COMPANY BUILDING - 125 E 13TH - 1914


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - FRANCIS SCOTT KEY SCHOOL - AUSTEN - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - FOUNTAIN OF THE GREAT LAKES


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - FOOD SHOP IN MORGAN PARK - 59TH AND MAY - INTERIOR - 1911


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - FIELD MUSEUM - FOOT OF ROOSEVELT ROAD - LARGEST MARBLE BUILDING IN THE WORLD THEN - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - EMBASSY HOTEL - AEROPLANE VIEW WITH LINCOLN PARK, SHERIDAN ROAD, GOLF COURSE, BEACH - TINTED - 1924


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - EITEL CENTRAL BLOCK - S SIDE OF RANDOLPH BETWEEN LASALLE AND WELLS - TINTED - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL - MANY PEOPLE LOOKING OUT ON LAKE - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL - FROM STREET - DOUBLE-DECKER BUS - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DREXEL BLVD APARTMENTS - 42ND PLACE AND DREXEL - NE CORNER - VINTAGE CAR PARKED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DOUGLAS PARK - PERGOLA - NOTE GUARD OR POLICEMAN - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DOUBLE-DECKER TOURIST BUS - SEVERAL PASSENGER TRAILERS - DRIVER POSING - 1920s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - HALSTED AVE NEAR STOCKYARDS - HOTEL DROVERS - ELEVATED STATION - WITT STREETCAR TURNING - NOTE BOWMAN DELIVERY WAGON -1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - HALSTED AT CHICAGO - 2 WITT STREETCARS - INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT - 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - HALSTED AND CLARK - TWO STREETCARS - 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - HALSTED - NEAR DOWNTOWN - R. G. LYDY PARKING - PCC STREETCAR - YELLOW AND CHECKER CABS - 1956


PHOTO - CHICAGO - HALSTED - LOOKING N - W SIDE - 1956


PHOTO - CHICAGO - GROCERY DELIVERY TRUCK AND DRIVER - 1910s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - GRANT PARK - S END LOOKING N - BLACKSTONE HOTEL - MICHIGAN AV SKYLINE - 1910s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - GRANT PARK - LOOKING S - VICTORIAN BUILDING IS STRATFORD HOTEL - c1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - GRANT PARK - LOOKING N - BLACKSTONE HOTEL - MEN SITTING ON GRASS - c1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - GRANT PARK - LOOKING E - VICTORY ARCH FOR WWI UNDER CONSTRUCTION - SNAPSHOT - 1918


PHOTO - CHICAGO - GRAND CENTRAL STATION - SW CORNER HARRISON AND WELLS - PLATFORM INSIDE THE TRAIN SHED - BALTIMORE AND OHIO TRAIN - 1965


PHOTO - CHICAGO - GRAND CENTRAL STATION - 201 W HARRISON - IN ITS LAST DAYS - 1969


PHOTO - CHICAGO - GRAND CENTRAL (B AND O) STATION - BEING DEMOLISHED - 1971


PHOTO - CHICAGO - GRAND AVE VIADUCT - WINTER - TRAFFIC BACK-UP - TROLLEY BUS - 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - GRAND AVE - WOMAN SITS ON A GUARD RAIL IN 97 DEGREE HEAT - 1977 - EDITED FROM A TRIBUNE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - GRAND AND CICERO - CTA NEW CLOOK BUS - TROLLEY BUS - MOBIL STATION - c1970


PHOTO - CHICAGO - GOODRICH STEAMER - CHICAGO - MILWAUKEE - DECK WITH PASSENGERS - 1905


PHOTO - CHICAGO - GENERAL MOTORS POWERAMA SHOW - NAVY VERTICAL TAKEOFF PLANE - 1955


PHOTO - CHICAGO - GENERAL MOTORS POWERAMA SHOW - HEAVY EQUIPMENT - 1955


PHOTO - CHICAGO - GENERAL MOTORS POWERAMA SHOW - ENTRANCE AREA - 1955


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - NEW YORK LIQUOR MART - 7714 S HALSTED


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - NATIONAL RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION - 666 LAKE SHORE DRIVE - GOOD FOOD GOOD HEALTH


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - NATIONAL FOOD STORES - TRY AMERICAN HOME FINE FOODS - KOPPERS COKE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - MUSIC BOX RESTAURANT - 64TH AND COTTAGE GROVE - DINE AND DANCE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY - 57TH AT LAKE MICHIGAN


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - MR. ADAMS RESTAURANT - LITTLE BAKE SHOP - 4570 N BROADWAY AT WILSON


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - MORRISON HOTEL - HOME OF THE BOSTON OYSTER HOUSE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - MORAND BROTHERS BEVERAGES - 908 S MAY - BEAU MONDE CLUB - 519 DIVERSEY PKWAY


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - MONTEL'S BARBEQUE - ADDISON KEDZIE AND ELSTON