Wednesday, February 4, 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 - GRAND BLVD - S FROM 35TH - CARRIAGES - PEDESTRIANS - 1907


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GOLDEN OX RESTAURANT - 3 INTERIOR IMAGES - 1951


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GOLD COAST AND OAK STREET BEACH - AERIAL - EARLY 1950s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GOLD COAST - IN ITS HEYDAY - AERIAL FROM DRAKE HOTEL - PLANE DRAWN IN - 1931


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GOLD COAST - AERIAL - PALMOLIVE BUILDING - 1940s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GOLD COAST - AERIAL - EARLY HIGH RISES - CHICAGO'S GOLD COAST SERIES - IMAGE 1930s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GLAMOUR GIRL - BEACH SCENE - PIN-UP CARTOON - CURT TEICH - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GEYLER AND LEVY - 390-92 WABASH - DISTRIBUTORS OF THE AUTOCAR - 1905


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GERMAN-AMERICAN HOSPITAL - DIVERSEY BLVD - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GERMAN RESTAURANT - 319-21-23 S DEARBORN - INTERIOR - 1915


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GEORGE PULLMAN HOUSE - 1876-1922 - CHICAGO SERIES - IMAGE EARLY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GEORGE M. BERG CIGARS AND LAUNDRY - UNKNOWN STREET - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GARRICK THEATRE - JOSEPH SANTLEY AND THE PONIES - IN WHEN DREAMS COME TRUE


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GARFIELD PARK - THE FLORAL ARCH - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GARFIELD PARK - SWAN IN HER NEST - NICE VERSION - 1912


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GARFIELD PARK - PERGOLA - MOTHER AND DAUGHTER WALKING - 1917


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GARFIELD PARK - FAMILIES BY LAGOON - SWANS AND GEESE - 1913


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GARFIELD PARK - ENTRANCE AREA - FAMILY - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GARFIELD PARK - CONSERVATORY AND LAKE - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GARFIELD PARK - CEMENT BRIDGE - WOMAN IN HAT LOOKING DOWN - c1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - LAKE FRONT AND SKYLINE - LOOKING S FROM N END OF LINCOLN PARK - AERIAL - FAIRLY CONTEMPORARY - EDITED FROM YO CHICAGO SITE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - KENNEDY EXPRESSWAY - CTA RAPID TRANSIT ON MEDIAN STRIP - 1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - JIM SAINE'S RESTAURANT - RUSH STREET - NIGHT - 1963


PHOTO - CHICAGO - JEHOVAH LUTHERAN SCHOOL - GYM - GROUP PICTURE - 3740 BELDEN - CITIZENS' COMMITTEE FOR CLEAN CHICAGO - 1958


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ITALIAN GENERAL BALBO'S SEAPLANE ON LAKE MICHIGAN - 6100 MILE FLIGHT FROM ITALY TO CHICAGO - 1933


PHOTO - CHICAGO - IRVING PARK ROAD - COMMERCIAL APARTMENT BUILDINGS - TROLLEY BUS - 1960s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - INTERNATIONAL RAILROAD FAIR - TRAIN - C AND O 500 - 1949


PHOTO - CHICAGO - INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW - MODEL IN SIMCA SPORTS CAR - 1960s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW - CROWD ON BEACH WATCH GLENN MARTIN AND SEAPLANE - 1911


PHOTO - CHICAGO - INLAND STEEL - INDIANA HARBOR WORKS - AERIAL - 1949


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ILLINOIS THEATRE - 65 E JACKSON BLVD - FEATURING PLAY THE MAN OF THE HOUR - 1907


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ILLINOIS CENTRAL CENTRAL STATION - LATER RAZED - 1974


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ICE CREAM WAGON - GOODMAN AMERICAN ICE CREAM - FRUIT ICES - FACTORY AT 45TH - c1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - HOTEL SHERMAN - COLLEGE INN RESTAURANT - ENTRANCE - NIGHT - c1950 - SNAPSHOT


PHOTO - CHICAGO - HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL - INTERIOR - TOWARDS ALTER - c1940 - EDITED FROM AN ADAM SZWEJKOWSKI IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - HOLY NAME CATHEDRAL - INTERIOR - c1940 - EDITED FROM AN ADAM SZWEJKOWSKI IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - HILLMAN'S PURE FOODS - UPTOWN - STORE FRONT - 1937


PHOTO - CHICAGO - HARRY'S NEW YORK CABARET RESTAURANT - NIGHT - EDITED FROM UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER - LATE 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - HALSTED STREET - UNKNOWN SECTION - MAY OLDSMOBILE - WITT STREETCARS - FRONT ONE HEADED TOWARDS 79TH - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - HALSTED STREET - CSL STREETCAR - 1947


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - PETE CLEARY'S MIRROR COCKTAIL LOUNGE - 7758 S ASHLAND - WHERE YOUR DRINKS LIGHT BY MAGIC


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - PAPER DOLL COCKTAIL LOUNGE - 1001 N CLARK - DROP IN ANYTIME


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - PAPA'S OF THE HEMINGWAY HOUSE RESTAURANT - 1821 N LINCOLN PLAZA AT CLARK


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - ORPHEI SINGING CLUB OF CHICAGO


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - OLD CATHAY RESTAURANT - CHICAGO AVE JUST W OF MICHIGAN


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - O'BEE'S BAR-B-Q - 56 W DIVISION - FREE DELIVERY


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - OAK PARK COUNTRY CLUB


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - NORWEGIAN AMERICAN ATHETIC ASSOCIATION - 3435 WABANSIA


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - NIAGARA LOUNGE AND RESTAURANT - 3204-06 W 26TH