Monday, December 16, 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:  jc60649@yahoo.com

SOME INTERNET SITES FROM JOHN CHUCKMAN:

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 SO RAPID NOW

PHOTO - CHICAGO - WRIGLEY FIELD - INTERIOR VIEW - 1960s - UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WEST SIDE BALL PARK - POLK AND WOLCOTT - AERIAL - FIELD - CHICAGO CUBS - EARLY


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN COURTYARD APARTMENT BUILDING - PARKLAND


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN COURTYARD APARTMENT BUILDING - YELLOW BRICK AND TUDOR - EDITED REAL ESTATE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - ROCK ISLAND - THE JET ROCKET - CHICAGO TO PEORIA - 1956


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - NORTHWESTERN DIESEL ENGINE 1518 - MONON ROUTE OF HOOSIERS BEHIND


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - NORTH SHORE LINE - ELECTROLINER - 1960s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - DIESEL ENGINE 241 - CHICAGO AND EASTERN ILLINOIS


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - DIESEL ENGINE 43 - CHICAGO AND EASTERN ILLINOIS


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STREET IN OLD TOWN - 1960s - UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - PACHYDERM 500 RACE WITH CIRCUS ELEPHANTS AND MEDIA PEOPLE - 1983


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING S FROM RANDOLPH - MANY SIGNS - WAGONS - MARSHALL FIELD NEW BUILDING COMPLETED 1907


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - FORESHORTENED - BIG CROWD - BUSES - WEIBOLDT'S - HOME FEDERAL SAVINGS - 1960s - UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - BOND CLOTHES - O-G SHOES - FOREMAN AND CLARK - BIG LINE-UP - 1946


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SOLDIERS' FIELD GRANT PARK AND SKYLINE - AERIAL LOOKING N - c1980


PHOTO - CHICAGO - N MICHIGAN AVE - AERIAL FROM CHICAGO RIVER - NIGHT - LATE 1960s - UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING N - WOMAN WAITING AT BUS STOP - GRANT PARK ON RIGHT - c1960 - UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MCCORMICK PLACE - AUTO SHOW - TIME EXPOSURE INTERIOR - 1962


PHOTO - CHICAGO - LOOP ELEVATED STRUCTURE - TOWER AND INTERCHANGE - RAPID TRANSIT CARS PAINTED FOR 1976 BICENTENNIAL


PHOTO - CHICAGO - LAKESHORE LOOKING N - AERIAL - PART OF GOLD COAST AND LINCOLN PARK - 1960s - UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


PHOTO - CHICAGO - HOMEMADE MINIATURE SUBMARINE LAUNCHED - 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - HILTON - KENNEDY HAVING LUNCH WITH HAPPY MAYOR DALEY AND CARDINAL MEYER - THE TIME I SAW HIM IN HIS LIMO - 1963


PHOTO - CHICAGO - DEPARTMENT STORE WINDOW - NIGHT - CHRISTMAS - 1960s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA NEW PCC STREETCAR - CLARK-WENTWORTH LINE - PERK DOG FOOD AD - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO THEATER - STATE STREET - AFTER ITS RENOVATION


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO SURFACE LINES - WITT STREETCAR RENOVATED - PROFILE - CLARK-WENTWORTH LINE - c1948


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO SURFACE LINES - NEW PCC STREETCAR - PROFILE - c1948


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO SURFACE LINES - NEW PCC STREETCAR - c1948


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - BRIDGES UP - FREIGHTER - TUG - WENDELLA TOUR BOAT - MARINA CITY BEING BUILT - 1964


PHOTO - CHICAGO - BEAUTIFUL COURTYARD APARTMENT BUILDING - LOGAN SQUARE NEIGHBORHOOD - UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


PHOTO - CHICAGO - BEAUTIFUL COURTYARD APARTMENT BUILDING - HYDE PARK


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 1620 W CHICAGO AVE - COMMERCIAL APARTMENT BUILDING - EDITED REAL ESTATE IMAGE


Friday, November 1, 2013

PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - RUSH HOUR - LOOKING N FROM NEAR WRIGLEY - c1930


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING N FROM ABOUT RANDOLPH - POLICEMAN - DOUBLE-DECKER BUSES - 4-LIGHT TRAFFIC LIGHT - c1930


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING N - AERIAL - 1918


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MEDINAH ATHLETIC CLUB - FIRST GET-TOGETHER BANQUET - 1942


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MCCORMICK PLACE - ORIGINAL S END - MISS INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR BEAUTY CONTESTANTS - 1961


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MAXWELL STREET - STALLS AND STORE AWNINGS - 1962


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MAXWELL STREET - SIDEWALK CROWDED WITH STALLS - WASHINGTON JACKETS - JA MAR JEWELRY - 1962


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MAXWELL STREET - POLISH SAUSAGE STAND - GABEL'S CLOTHES - MORTIN'S CLOTHES - 1962


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MAXWELL STREET - CARS PARKED BY SHEDS - EARLY 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MAXWELL STREET - AERIAL - BIG CROWD - CARS - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MAXWELL AND HALSTED PEOPLE AT STANDS - 1962