Monday, February 09, 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 BLVD - W FROM GARFIELD PARK - NICE VERSION - 1911


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON BLVD - FROM BOARD OF TRADE - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HYDE PARK HIGH SCOOL - KIMBARK AND 56TH - EARLIER BUILDING - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL ATLANTIC - CLARK NEAR JACKSON - LOBBY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GRAY LINE SIGHTSEEING - FOUNTAIN OF TIME - BUS - DRIVER TALKING TO PASSENGERS - 1950s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GRAND BLVD VIEW - LOOKING S - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ELEVATED - WABASH - NOTE SIGNS - THOMPSON MUSIC COMPANY - DENTAL COLLEGE - TINTED - 1913


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL - TYPICAL BEDROOM - c1930


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DREXEL BLVD - N FROM 46TH - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DANISH LUTHERAN ORPHANS HOME - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER AND WACKER DRIVE - AERIAL - LOOKING E FROM MARINA CITY - 1965


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - STATE STREET BRIDGE - OPEN FOR STEAMER EASTLAND - SHIP ROLLED OVER IN 1915 - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - RAILWAY BASCULE BRIDGE AT 12TH - TUG AND STEAMER PASSING - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BROOKFIELD ZOO - ELEPHANT COMPOUND - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BATHING BEACH - CHICAGO BEACH HOTEL - BIG CROWD - TINTED - NICE VERSION - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 5440-44 CORNELL - BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT BUILDING - 1911


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ALLERTON HOTEL - TIP TOP TAP - EVENING


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 55TH AND CORNELL - ZAMORA APARTMENTS - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 34TH STREET - E OF COTTAGE GROVE - APARTMENTS AND HOMES - c1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH - BLACK FAMILY SNAPSHOT - FILTRATION PLANT IN BACKGROUND - 1973


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RAIL YARDS BENEATH CONGRESS PLAZA - c1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - PROMONTORY POINT - SUNBATHER ON THE ROCKS - 1941 - EDITED FROM THE JORDAN SMITH COLLECTION SITE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - PRESTON TUCKER AND THE TUCKER TORPEDO - 1947


PHOTO - CHICAGO - POST OFFICE STREETCAR - 77TH AND VINCENNES - 1956


PHOTO - CHICAGO - POMPEIAN ROOM WITH GRELL MURALS - MURALS DONE IN 1955


PHOTO - CHICAGO - PEDESTRIAN OVERPASS ON OUTER DRIVE - MAN AND BOY - c1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - PCC STREETCAR - 63RD AND STONY ISLAND - STRIPED LIVERY - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - PAULINA - UNKNOWN INTERSECTION - ELABORATE TERRA COTTA BUILDING - CTA TROLLEY BUS - WALLEN FINE FURNITURE - 1969


PHOTO - CHICAGO - PARADE FLOAT STEVENSON- KEFAUVER - CAR LOT AND APARTMENT BUILDING BACKGROUND - 1956


PHOTO - CHICAGO - PABST BLUE RIBBON SIGN - ILLINOIS CENTRAL FREIGHT YARDS EAST OF MICHIGAN AVE - 1943


PHOTO - CHICAGO - OUTER DRIVE - VIEW OF WRIGLEY AND TRIBUNE IN DISTANCE - NOTE CURTISS CANDY COMPANY MAKERS OF BABY RUTH - 1954


PHOTO - CHICAGO - OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES SCHOOL - GRADUATING CLASS PICTURE - 1921


PHOTO - CHICAGO - OHIO STREET BEACH - TWO YOUNG WOMEN AND AN ICE CREAM CART VENDOR - 1959


PHOTO - CHICAGO - OAKDALE NEAR SHEFFIELD - GARBAGE TRUCK PLOWING AWAITS A CAR BEING PUSHED OUT - 1985 - EDITED FROM A TRIBUNE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - OAK STREET BEACH - TWO JAPANESE WOMEN ON THE BEACH - 1949 - EDITED FROM CALUMET 412 SITE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - OAK STREET BEACH - 4 WOMEN SUNNING - GOLD COAST BACKGROUND -SNAPSHOT - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - NORTH SHORE LINE ELECTROLINER - MILWAUKEE TERMINAL - WORKMEN AND PICK-UP TRUCK - 1948


PHOTO - CHICAGO - NORTH MICHIGAN AVE - YOUNG WOMAN HOLDING HER MINI-SKIRT IN WIND - 1970


PHOTO - CHICAGO - NORTH AVE BEACH - WOMAN ON BICYCLE TAKES A REST ON THE SAND - 1974


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - STEAMSHIP THEODORE ROOSEVELT - NIGHTLY DANCE CRUISE - EVERY SATURDAY PIRATE CRUISE - NAVY PIER DOCK


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - STATION JBD - BEST FOOD AND DRINKS IN TOWN - 5133 LAKE PARK AVE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - STATION JBD - 1435 E HYDE PARK BLVD - IN THE PICADILLY HOTEL


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - STATE AND DIVISION COCKTAIL LOUNGE - N W CORNER - ALWAYS OPEN


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - STACK AND RYAN - 1133 MILWAUKEE - BOWLING - BILLIARDS - COCKTAIL BAR


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - SQUARE DANCE CENTER - 1622 N RAND - ARLINGTON HEIGHTS


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - SOUTHMOOR BANK AND TRUST COMPANY - 68TH AND STONY ISLAND


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - SOUTH WORKS EMPLOYEES CREDIT UNION - 3426 E 89TH


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE RECREATION - 6838 STONY ISLAND - BOWL YOUR CARES AWAY


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - SOUTH PACIFIC RESTAURANT - 28-30 W RANDOLPH