Tuesday, February 9, 2016

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 - YMCA HYDE PARK DEPARTMENT - 53RD STREET - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - YMCA HOTEL - 826 S WABASH - INTERIOR OF WEST ROOM - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - YMCA HOTEL - 4 GUEST ROOMS - ART DECO FRAME - 1930s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - YMCA - WEST SIDE PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS - FOUNTAIN LUNCH - TINTED - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - YMCA - WABASH AVE - BOYS' DIVISION - POOL ROOM - 1913


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - YMCA - 822 S WABASH - SECOND FLOOR - 1915


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

PHOTO - CHICAGO - 7901-09 S PHILLIPS - EDITED FROM REAL ESTATE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 7370 SOUTH SHORE DRIVE - PICTURE FROM A JUST-MOVED-IN CARD - UNKNOWN PEOPLE STANDING AT ENTRANCE - 1965


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 5300 N SHERIDAN - EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL - GROUP OF MEN CROSSING STREET - SNAPSOT - 1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 2231 E 71ST - APARTMENT BUILDING - EDITED FROM A REAL ESTATE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 2201 N LINCOLN - NIGHT - SNOWSTORM - SELWYN DRUGS - MEN DIGGING OUT CAR - 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 1321 E HYDE PARK BLVD - LIVING ROOM ALL RENOVATED WITH OLD WOOD MAINTAINED - BUILT IN 1891


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 1321 E HYDE PARK BLVD - ALLEY IS ON RIGHT - MRS BEAU'S HOUSE IS NEXT ON THE LEFT - BUILT IN 1891


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 87TH STREET - PULLMAN STREETCAR - RESIDENTIAL AREA - 1951 - EDITED FROM AN AL CHIONE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 79TH STREET - W OF EXCHANGE - WALGREEN'S - CHELTEN LIQUORS - SIGN FOR SOUTH SHORE NATIONAL BANK - MID 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 79TH AT EXCHANGE - LOOKING W - I.C. RR STATION - WALGREEN'S - MID 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 79TH AND EXCHANGE - LOOKING E - I.C. TRAIN GATES - PULLMAN STREETCAR - 1951


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 75TH AND EXCHANGE - LOOKING SE - STRATOLINER LOUNGE - FLANDERS TEA ROOM ON RIGHT - 1945


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 75TH AND EXCHANGE - LOOKING E - STRATOLINER LOUNGE - 2634 E 75TH - STREETCAR CROSSING I.C. RR TRACKS - MID 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 75TH AND CONSTANCE - NEAR B AND O RR TRACKS - STREETCAR IS WB - MID 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 75TH AND COLES - LOOKING NW - MID 1940s - EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON TROLLEYDODGER'S SITE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 75TH - STREETCAR TURNING ONTO COLES - MID 1940s - EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON TROLLEYDODGER'S SITE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 71ST AND WESTERN - PAND R PHARMACY - COMMERCIAL BUILDING WITH OFFICES - PULLMAN STREETCAR TURNING - 1952


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 71ST AND SOUTH SHORE DRIVE - GATES TO SOUTH SHORE COUNTRY CLUB FROM ACROSS STREET - 1967


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 63RD STREET - PEOPLE WAITING CHICAGO MOTOR COACH STOP - 1951 - EDITED FROM A NAPOLEON MILLS IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 63RD AT COTTAGE GROVE - UNDER ELEVATED - TWIN COACH BUS - PEDESTRIANS - 1954


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 63RD AND PEORIA - SNOW - COMMONWEALTH EDISON - WINDSOR RESTAURANT - 1952 - EDITED FROM TROLLEYDODGER'S SITE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 63RD AND DORCHESTER - ELEVATED - PULLMAN STREETCAR - MID 1940s - EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON TROLLEYDODGER'S SITE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 47TH AND KIMBARCK - JACK SPRATT COFFEE HOUSE - NIGHT - 1941 - EDITED FROM A HEDRICH-BLESSING IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 47TH AND INDIANA - SNAPSHOT - 1970s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 25TH AT 52ND - STORES - PULLMAN STREETCAR - 1952 - EDITED FROM AN AL CHIONE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 18TH AND LOOMIS - BLUE ISLAND - SNAPSHOT - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 3 UNKNOWN CHEERLEADERS - 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED STATION - KING DRIVE - LOOKING S - EDITED FROM A OLGA STEFANOS IMAGE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - FIRESIDE RESTAURANT - 2135 E 71ST - S SIDE OF 71ST JUST E OF MERRILL


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - ESQUIRE PUB AND RESTAURANT


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - EDGEWATER BEACH APARTMENTS - 5537 SHERIDAN ROAD - DELICIOUS FOOD


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - ECONOMICAL DRUG COMPANY - KOLAX SHAVING CREAM - GREEN RIVER DRINK


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - DORCHESTER PHARMACY - 1357 E 75TH - NEAR DORCHESTER


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - DICKSON'S GRILL - WRIGLEY BUILDING - 410 N MICHIGAN


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - DAVID'S INN RESTAURANT AND COCKTAILS - 520 N MICHIGAN


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - COUNTRY CLUB HOTEL - 6930 SOUTH SHORE DRIVE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - CLUB MANHATTAN - KASZUBA SMAK BAR - BOTTLE GOODS - 8313 EXCHANGE AVE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - CHICAGO EVENING AMERICAN - MATCHLESS FOOD NEWS - MARY MARTENSEN DEPARTMENT


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - CHARMET'S RESTAURANT - 750 N MICHIGAN - AT THE WATER TOWER


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - BILL'S BAR-B-QUE - 5732 S WESTERN


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - BERKSHIRE HOTEL - 15 E OHIO


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - BELMONT LOUNGE - 1638 W BELMONT - PIN-UP


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - BAMBOO INN RESTAURANT - 11 N CLARK - LIPO LOUNGE