Friday, March 20, 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 - JACKSON PARK BEACH - BIG CROWD - 1923


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ILLINOIS UNDERGROUND TUNNEL COMPANY - DRAMATIC HEAD-ON VIEW OF TRAIN - TINTED - 1911


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HUMBOLDT PARK - NEW SECTION - SUNKEN GARDEN - TINTED - NICE VERSION - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HALSTEAD STREET LIFT BRIDGE - LARGE STEAMER - TINTED - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - H. N. BRUNS FLORIST - 1409-11 W MADISON - OWNERS IN FRONT - DELIVERY WAGON - 1907


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GUS' GOOD FOOD - 420 N DEARBORN - GUS' KITCHEN


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GOLDEN WEST PANCAKE HOUSE - 3422 W 95TH EVERGREEN PARK - HOME OF GLORIFIED PANCAKES - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - EUGENE FIELD SCHOOL - ROGERS PARK - STUDENTS OUTSIDE - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ELECTRICAL SHOW 1907 - AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC COMPANY - WHIMSY - MAN AND WOMAN TALKING


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DREXEL AND 65TH - APARTMENT BUILDING - YOUNG TREES - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CTA RAPID TRANSIT - EXPRESSWAY MEDIAN - MEDICAL CENTER DISTRICT - 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - COUPLE SITTING IN GRANT PARK - STEVENS HOTEL BEHIND - MERRY CHRISTMAS - 1939


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CORNELL SCHOOL - GRAND CROSSING - 1907


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CONGRESS-PLAZA - LOOKING N - 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - COLISEUM GARDEN - EVERY EVENING - FERULLO'S BAND - HUGE CROWD - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - AERIAL PANORAMA - LOOKING E FROM W OF MERCHADISE MART - PART OF SECOND CITY SERIES - 1951


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHECKER TAXI COMPANY - CAB PICKING UP WOMAN AND GIRL AT FANCY BUILDING - 34 YEARS - 1950s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - SEMINOLE INDIAN VILLAGE - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - AERIAL - TINTED - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BUCKINGHAM FOUNTAIN - GRANT PARK - AN ESPECIALLY NICE IMAGE - TINTED - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BLUE ISLAND AVE - S OF W 18TH - TINTED - 1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ART INSTITUTE - SAUGATUCK MICHIGAN SUMMER SCHOOL OF PAINTING


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ART INSTITUTE - GRECO-ROMAN GALLERY - LIKELY ALL COPIES - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ADLER PLANETARIUM - AERIAL - LOOKING TOWARDS LAKE - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - A. E. ANDERSON AND COMPANY TAILORS - FIGURES TALK CARTOON - TINTED - NICE VERSION - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 6246-54 JACKSON PARK - TWIN APARTMENT BUILDINGS - c1910


Thursday, March 19, 2015

PHOTO - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD TRUCK WAITING - POLICEMAN - MAYBE MERCHANDISE MART - 1934


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MAN ON PIER - CHICAGO RIVER - SPENCER BARTLETT - CRUISE SHIP - SNAPSHOT - 1911


PHOTO - CHICAGO - LAKE ROUTE STREETCAR - NORTH WESTERN UNDERPASS - NOTE DOUBLE GATES - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - LA SALLE STREET STATION - TWO NEW YORK CENTRAL TRAINS - LOOKING S - 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - KENNEDY CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS FOR CITY BEING PREPARED - 1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - IRVING PARK ROAD - TROLLEY BUS - PASSENGERS WAITING - STREETCARS - 1954 - EDITED FROM A RICHARD CERNE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - GROUP OF BLACK CHILDREN PLAYING IN FRONT OF APARTMENT BUILDING - 1941 - EDITED FROM AN EDWIN ROSSKAM IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - GRANT PARK - MAN STANDING IN SNOW - CHRISTMAS TREE - BLACKSTONE HOTEL IN BACKGROUND - SNAPSHOT - 1911


PHOTO - CHICAGO - GENERAL BODY COMPANY - NEW ARMORED CAR - ARMORED EXPRESS CORP - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - EXCHANGE AVE AND 75TH - LOOKING S E FROM NW CORNER - FLANDER'S TEA ROOM RESTAURANT - STRATOLINER LOUNGE - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED STRUCTURE - NORTH SHORE LINE ELECTROLINER - UNKNOWN STATION - 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - DEARBORN AT VAN BUREN - LOOKING N - ELEVATED STATION - FISHER BUILDING AT RIGHT CENTER - 1911


PHOTO - CHICAGO - DEARBORN - AERIAL - CROWDED WITH PEOPLE AND TRAFFIC - STREET REPAIRS - NOTE STREET LIGHTS - 1920s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - DANCE TEAM CORTEZ AND DIANNE - MAURICE SEYMOUR STUDIO


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO TRIBUNE BEAUTY CONTEST WINNER HAZEL KEENER - 1923


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - AERIAL - TANKER TOM M GIRDLER - BRIDGES UP - 1951


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO AVE - MONTGOMERY WARD - STREETCAR - STANDARD STATION - 1952


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO AUTO SHOW - THE CHICAGOAN - TRIPLEX INDUSTRIES - MODEL IN FRONT SEAT - EDITED FROM FORGOTTEN FIBREGLASS SITE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO AUTO SHOW - FIBREGLASS SPORTS CAR - THE CHICAGOAN - MODEL WITH HAMMER - 1954


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO AND NORTH WESTERN STATION - WAITING ROOM - 1911


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO AND NORTH WESTERN STATION - STREET SCENE - SNAPSHOT - 1911


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CENTRAL SKYLINE - FROM LAKE - EVENING - COLOR ENHANCED - c2000


PHOTO - CHICAGO - BEAUTY QUEEN - MISS BRONZE CHICAGO - 1946