Monday, February 8, 2016

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 - YE OLDE CELLAR RESTAURANT - 322 N MICHIGAN - 100 FOOT OCTANGULAR BAR - HAMMOND ELECTRIC ORGAN - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - YALE SCHOOL - 70TH STREET - HAMILTON PARK - 1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WRIGLEY FIELD - AERIAL - GOOD VIEW OF WRIGLEYVILLE


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WRIGLEY BUILDING AND TRIBUNE TOWER - FROM ACROSS RIVER - NOTE WENDELLA BOAT RIDES CENTER BOTTOM - c1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAINS - STEAM ENGINES PULLING PASSENGER TRAINS - AERIAL - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAINS - SOUTH SHORE LINE - COMMUTER ELECTRIC - LITTLE JOE ENGINE - 1980


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAINS - SANTE FE - DIESEL ELECTRIC ENGINE 8120 - ENGINE 8013 WITH NEW LIVERY - SEARS IN BACKGROUND - 1988


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAINS - NORTH SHORE LINE - ELECTROLINER AND EARLIER UNIT - 1962


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAINS - ILLINOIS CENTRAL ELECTRIC - 59TH STREET PLATFORM - OLD AND NEW UNITS - 1975


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAINS - ILLINOIS CENTRAL CONGRESS STREET YARD - LOOKING N - NOTE BABY RUTH FACTORY - 1968


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAINS - CHICAGO AND NORTH WESTERN - CHICAGO SHOPS - STREAMLINER RAMP - AERIAL - 1950s OR 1960s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAINS - AMTRACK FACILITY 18TH STREET - SKYLINE INN BACKGROUND - 2013 - UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAINS - 7 DIFFERENT RAILROADS - LOCOMOTIVES IN BICENTENNIAL LIVERY - 1975


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN YARDS NEAR GRANT PARK - SHORE LINE - FREIGHT CARS - MICHIGAN AVE BUILDINGS - 1968


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - WISCONSIN CENTRAL FREIGHT - COMMUTER ON RIGHT - SKYLINE BEHIND - 1998 - EDITED FROM A HOWARD ANDE PHOTO


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - WABASH - STEAM ENGINE 1555 - CREW - 1948


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - UNION PACIFIC M-10004 - NORTH WESTERN STATION - 1936


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - UNION PACIFIC HOODED STEAM ENGINE 833 AND TENDER


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - UNION PACIFIC CITY OF LOS ANGELES - BEING SERVICED - 1944


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - SOUTH SHORE LINE - TWO TRAINS - RANDOLPH STREET STATION - c1970


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - SOUTH SHORE LINE - ON TRACKS BELOW GRANT PARK - MICHIGAN AVE SKYLINE ABOVE - LOOKING S - 1979


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - SOUTH SHORE LINE - NEW CARS - AT STATION - AERIAL - 1983


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - SOUTH SHORE LINE - NEAR RANDOLPH - GROUP OF DOWNTOWN BUILDINGS IN BACKROUND - 1971


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - SOUTH SHORE LINE - MICHIGAN CITY - 1979


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - SOUTH SHORE LINE - MICHIGAN CITY - 1974


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - SOUTH SHORE LINE - FRONT - AT UNKNOWN STATION OUT OF CITY - 1975


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - SOUTH SHORE LINE - COMING INTO 59TH STREET STATION - EDITED FROM UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER - 1970


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - SOUTH SHORE LINE - AT 12TH STREET PLATFORM - 1966


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - SOUTH SHORE LINE - AERIAL AT VAN BUREN STATION - GRANT PARK IN BACKGROUND - 1962


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - SOUTH SHORE LINE - 18TH STREET - 1975


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - SOUTH SHORE LINE - 7 UNIT AT MICHIGAN CITY - 1969


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - SOO LINE DIESELS PULLING LOAD OF FREIGHT - PORTION OF SKYLINE BEHIND - AERIAL - 1990


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - SHORT PASSENGER TRAIN WITH VISTA DOME PULLED BY SANTA FE DIESELS - 1991


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - SHORE LINE ENGINE AND CABOOSE - 115TH STREET - NICE VIEW DOWN RAILS - 1979


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - SEABOARD COAST LINE - DIESEL ENGINE 5549 - 1972


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - SANTE FE - EL CAPITAN LEAVING CITY - NOTE MEADOW GOLD BUTTER SIGN - BEATRICE FOODS - 1960s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - SANTA FE PASSENGER TRAIN IN STATION - THEY GOT A LITTLE SLOPPY WITH SILVER PAINT - 1968


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - SANTA FE DIESELS PULLING PASSENGERS OUT OF DEARBORN - 1970


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - SANTA FE - STREAMLINED STEAM ENGINE 3460 - 1937


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - SANTA FE - DIESEL-ELECTRIC ENGINE 8764 - BEING SERVICED - 1985


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - RTA - DIESEL ENGINE 108 - SEARS TOWER BACKGROUND - 1978


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - ROCK ISLAND - PALACE DINING CAR - INTERNATIONAL RAIL FAIR - 1949


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - NYC HOODED STEAM ENGINE 6022 - 1954


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - MILWAUKEE ROAD - NEW STREAMLINER 15 - BEING SERVICED - c1940


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - ILLINOIS NORTHERN - STEAM ENGINE 15 AND TENDER - CREW - 1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - GRAND TRUNK WESTERN - STREAMLINED STEAM ENGINE 6410 - 1956


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - GRAND TRUNK WESTERN - STEAM ENGINE 6322 AND TENDER - 1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - CHICAGO AND NORTH WESTERN - WOMEN CREW MEMBERS CLIMBING ABOARD STEAM ENGINE IN IOWA - 1943


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - CHICAGO AND NORTH WESTERN - STEAM ENGINE 219 - 1899