Monday, November 25, 2013

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 - BISMARCK HOTEL - 1943


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BISMARCK GARDENS - MARIGOLD ROOM - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BILLY STEARNS' NEW GAY 90s - 1022 N RUSH - 4 SHOWS NIGHTLY - WITH BEEF TRUST GIRLS - EARLY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BETHANY BIBLICAL SEMINARY - MACK MOORE AND WIEAND-HOFF HALLS - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BETHANY BIBLE SCHOOL - GARFIELD PARK - 1929


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BERNARR MACFADDEN HEALTHATORIUM - MAIN LOBBY - 4200 GRAND BLVD


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BEACH NEAR CHICAGO BEACH HOTEL - HYDE PARK - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BARBER SHOP INTERIOR - 3057 W HARRISON - BARBERS AT CHAIRS - 1927


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BALTIMORE INN - 17-21 QUINCY - LARGE CROWD FOR CHRISTMAS - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - AUDITORIUM THEATRE - LOUIS SULLIVAN - INTERIOR VIEW - 1914


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ASTOR - S FROM GOETHE - APARTMENT BUILDINGS AND STONE-FRONTED HOMES - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ARTS CLUB - 1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ART INSTITUTE - SCHOOL - STUDENTS PAINTING LARGE CANVASES - EARLY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ART INSTITUTE - INTERIOR - 1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ART INSTITUTE - GRAND STAIRCASE - PEOPLE VIEWING EXHIBITS - TINTED -NICE VERSION - EARLY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ART INSTITUTE - AERIAL - LOOKING NE - CARS - PEDESTR(IANS - NOTE TRAFFIC COP LOWER RIGHT - TINTED - EARLY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ARGYLE APARTMENTS - S E CORNER SHERIDAN AND ARGYLE - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ARCHER - W OF BONFIELD - FRANK MARES DRUGS - GROCERY STORE - DAILY NEWS SIGN - STREETCARS - WAGON - 1917


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ANNA HELD FOUNTAIN CAFE AND FLORIST - 5557 N SHERIDAN - EDGEWATER BEACH PINK BUILDING - ORIGINAL IMAGE 1927 - REOPENED 1989


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - AMERICAN HOSPITAL AND TRAINING SCHOOL FOR NURSES - W MONROE - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ALTENHEIM - GERMAN OLD PEOPLES HOME - 7824 W MADISON - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ALLEGRETTI'S RESTAURANT - 2 INTERIOR IMAGES PLUS SIGN - 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ALDINE SQUARE - 1911


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ALDINE SQUARE - VIEW OF ROW HOUSES - 1911


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ALDINE AVE - W FROM SHERIDAN ROAD - 1913


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ADLER PLANTARIUM - CLOSE-UP ENTRANCE - 1930s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ABBOTT LABORATORIES - LUNCHROOM - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - A VON HUMBOLT SCHOOL - HIRSCH AND TALLMAN - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - A E ANDERSON AND COMPANY TAILORS - FIGURES TALK CARTOON - 4 WOMEN LOOKING AT CHALKBOARD - TINTED - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 7222-34 N CLARK - BIRCHWOOD COURT APARTMENTS - FROM EMPTY LOT - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 6427 CHAMPLAIN AVE - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 4003 ELLIS - BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT BUILDING - CARS PARKED IN FRONT - 1915


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 1610-20 FARGO - THE FARGO APARTMENTS - 1916


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 1550 STATE PARKWAY - ELEGANT APARTMENT BUILDING - 1919


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 841 W 61ST - APARTMENTS OR TWO-FLATS - NO TREES PLANTED - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 589 N HUMBOLDT - C F HALLMAN HOUSE - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 160 AND 162 WINTHROP - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 92ND STREET - E FROM COMMERCIAL - SOUTH CHICAGO - MANY PEDESTRIANS - STREETCAR - 1924


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 61ST AND INGLESIDE - SE CORNER - LARGE APARTMENT BUILDING - TWO WOMEN ON CORNER - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 60TH E OF WASHINGTON - APARTMENT BUILDING - NOTE HALF-BASEMENT DRUG STORE - PEOPLE IN STREET - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 55TH AND CORNELL - APARTMENT BUILDINGS - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 43RD STREET - E OF GRAND BLVD - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 40 E OAK HOTEL


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOLDIERS' FIELD - AERIAL - SIDE VIEW TOWARDS LAKE - 1950s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH AND DEARBORN - AERIAL - WOODS THEATRE - GARRICK THEATRE - CARS - CROWDS - 1922


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NAVY PIER - CALLED MUNICIPAL PIER - EAST TOWERS AND CROWD IN OPEN AIR - OPENED 1916