Thursday, November 27, 2014

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

MENU - CHICAGO - SHERMAN HOUSE HOTEL - CELTIC CAFE - 1945


MENU - CHICAGO - PARIS INN - 2744 N CLARK - CHINESE TAKE HOME - INSIDE - NOTE O.P.A. CEILING PRICES -1940s


MENU - CHICAGO - PARIS INN - 2744 N CLARK - CHINESE TAKE HOME - COVER -1940s


MENU - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD AND COMPANY - THE NARCISSUS FOUNTAIN ROOM RESTAURANT - INSIDE - 1944


MENU - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD AND COMPANY - THE NARCISSUS FOUNTAIN ROOM RESTAURANT - 1944


MENU - CHICAGO - MARK'S LUNCH AND DELICATESSEN - 2514 E 31ST - 1938


MENU - CHICAGO - KOPPER KETTLE RESTAURANT - DEARBORN AND RANDOLPH - 1965


MENU - CHICAGO - HOTEL CONTINENTAL - NEW HORIZON RESTAURANT - MICHIGAN AVE - INSIDE PAGE TWO - 1946


MENU - CHICAGO - HOTEL CONTINENTAL - NEW HORIZON RESTAURANT - MICHIGAN AVE - INSIDE PAGE ONE - 1946


MENU - CHICAGO - HOTEL CONTINENTAL - NEW HORIZON RESTAURANT - MICHIGAN AVE - 1946


AD - CHICAGO - SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILWAY - THE GOLDEN STATE CHICAGO -LOS ANGELES TRAIN - 1951


AD - CHICAGO - SIEGEL COOPER AND COMPANY - NE CORNER ADAMS AND WABASH - SEAL COATS AND JACKETS - 1890


AD - CHICAGO - SEARS ROEBUCK AND COMPANY - TWO-HORSE FARM WAGON - 1905


AD - CHICAGO - SAHLIN COMPANY - 1325 WABASH - ARE YOU TOO STOUT - 1906


AD - CHICAGO - RAMBLER DEALER - EITHER NORTH OR SOUTH SIDE - GRACE KELLY-TYPE MODEL - 1962


AD - CHICAGO - ORIENTAL THEATER - RANDOLPH NEAR STATE - STAGE SHOWS AND MOVIES - 1942


AD - CHICAGO - O-CEDAR POLISH MOP - CHANNELL CHEMICAL COMPANY - 1417 CARROLL AVE - 1913


AD - CHICAGO - NEW BREVOORT HOTEL RESTAURANTS - 143-5 MADISON - NEXT TO LA SALLE THEATRE - GRILL ROOM - RAINBOW ROOM - ENGLISH GRILL - 1910


AD - CHICAGO - MORRISON HOTEL - CLARK AND MADISON - THEN WORLD'S TALLEST - RATES - 1928


AD - CHICAGO - LIBBY'S - CORNED BEEF HASH - VIENNA SAUSAGE - CHILI-SPAGHETTI - 1954


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ADLER PLANETARIUM - BIG LINE-UP - TINTED - 1935


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ADAMS STREET - E FROM STATE - CROWDS - WAGONS - ELEVATED - POLICEMAN - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ACADEMY OF OUR LADY CAMPUS - 95TH AND THROOP


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - A. A. PUTNAM AND SON - SHOES THAT SELL - WHIMSY BARE FACT OF THE MATTER - 1907


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - A WOLF AND COMPANY JEWELERS - 112 S DEARBORN - WESTMINSTER BUILDING - SHOP INTERIOR - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 5611-23 COTTAGE GROVE - COURTYARD APARTMENTS - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 4824-40 GRAND BLVD - HANDSOME APARTMENTS - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 4596-98 OAKENWALD AVE - BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT BUILDING - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 3522 SHEFFIELD - LAKE VIEW TELEPHONE OFFICE - OPERATORS' PARLOR - TWO WOMEN RELAXING - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 1106-18 PRATT BLVD - BEAUTIFUL COURTYARD APARTMENTS - c1920


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 93RD AND KIMBARK - YOUNG WOMAN IN FRONT OF M.K.'S TAVERN -SNAPSHOT - c1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 79TH AND VINCENNES - CSL STREET CAR AT CAR BARNS - 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 79TH AND STONY ISLAND - BACKGROUND GATEWAY BANK - AVALON THEATER - BUS HEADED W - 1963


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 79TH AND JEFFERY - SOUTH SHORE STATE BANK - SMALL MOVIE THEATER - STREETCAR TRACKS - c1920


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 79TH AND HALSTED - AERIAL - MARTHA WASHINGTON CANDIES - FLORSHEIM - CAPITAL INN CHOP SUEY - c1930


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 71ST PLACE AND JEFFERY - APARTMENTS


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 71ST AND JEFFERY - BUS STOPPED NEXT TO PETER PAN RESTAURANT - 1956


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 71ST AND CRAWFORD - 3 BOYS WITH A SLED - HEAVY SNOW - 1974 - EDITED FROM A TRIBUNE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 71ST - AERIAL - 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE - NOTE FRONT SIGN ANOTHER NEW STREETCAR - c1950


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - BESSIE'S TAVERN - 2256 BLUE ISLAND - PORK CHOP SANDWICH FORTY CENTS - MUTOSCOPE-TYPE IMAGE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - BERGMAN'S PHARMACY - 550 N STATE - AT OHIO


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - BENSON HOTELS - THE NORTH PARK


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - BEN'S STAMPS AND COIN COMPANY - 72 W WASHINGTON


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - BENNIE'S FLOPHOUSE LTD - 52734 SKID ROW E - BREAKFAST AND BED 35 CENTS - JOKE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - BARTUNEK'S CLOTHES - 833 PROSPECT - 6529 UNION - 14959 ST CLAIR - ALL WOOL SUITS


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - BAMBOO ROOM RESTAURANT - COUNTRY CLUB HOTEL - THE GALLERY RESTAURANT


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - B AND G RESTAURANTS - GOOD FOOD


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - ARTISTIC CARPET AND LINOLEUM - 3259 W 63RD - WHOLESALE AND RETAIL