Saturday, January 4, 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

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LAKE MICHIGAN - ROGERS PARK NEIGHBORHOOD - 1911


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LA SALLE HOTEL - THE COFFEE ROOM - 1950s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - KIMBARK AVE AT 64TH - SE CORNER - BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT BUILDING - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - KEITH HATS - EDSON KEITH AND COMPANY - 24-6 S MICHIGAN AVE - 1915


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - INTERNATIONAL AMPHITHEATRE - DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION - AERIAL INTERIOR - 1952


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL COPELAND - 5000 BLOCK SHERIDAN ROAD - CRAMER'S MUSKETEER DINING ROOM - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOLLENDEN HOTEL - 61ST AND WENTWORTH - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GRANT PARK - AERIAL - ROUTE 66 IN CHICAGO SERIES - 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ENDEAVOR PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH - 1918


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL - STREET VIEW - PEOPLE WALKING - ELECTRIC CARS PARKED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - EAST LAKE SHORE DRIVE - OAK STREET BEACH - DRAKE HOTEL - 1920s - CHICAGO GOLD COAST SERIES - 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DREXEL BLVD AND HYDE PARK BLVD - NE CORNER - BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT BUILDING - FOUNTAIN - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DREXEL AV - N FROM 54TH - BEAUTIFUL STONE HOMES AND TWO-FLATS - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DEMOLITION OF OLD MANSION - IN 1950s - CHICAGO GOLD COAST SERIES


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CLARENDON BEACH - BIG CROWD BY WATER - 1915


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHILDREN'S PLAY GROUNDS - SHERMAN PARK - LARGE ELABORATE JUNGLE GYM - 1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO THEATRE - AERIAL - BALABAN AND KATZ - WONDER THEATRE OF THE WORLD- 5000 SEATS - WORLD'S FAIR 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - TOWING A SCHOONER - CHICAGO DOCK COMPANY STORAGE - RAIL CARS - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - LOOKING E FROM JUST PAST MERCHANDISE MART - 1950s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO AND SOUTHERN DIXIELINER - FASTEST AND MOST LUXURIOUS DC-4 - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHEF LOUIS SZATHMARY - THE BAKERY RESTAURANT - 2218 N LINCOLN - 20TH ANNIVERSARY - 1983


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS - CASTLE ON ENCHANTED ISLAND CHILDREN'S AMUSEMENT PARK - BIG CROWD - 1933-4


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTRAL PARK AND JACKSON BLVD - WATSON APARTMENTS - OPPOSITE GOLF LINKS - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BOYS FISHING IN 1950s - CHICAGO GOLD COAST SERIES


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BOSTON OYSTER HOUSE RESTAURANT - ONE OF KITCHENS - LARGE STAFF - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BLUE ANGEL - 801 RUSH - TROPICAL NIGHTS


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BEAUTIFUL AINSWORTH APARTMENTS - KIMBARK AVE AT MIDWAY BLVD - NOTE THE AWNINGS - 1915


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ART INSTITUTE - STUDENTS WORKING IN A GALLERY OF SCULPTURE COPIES - c1910


Saturday, November 2, 2013

PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - CHICAGO AND NORTH WESTERN - STREAMLINER LOS ANGELES LIMITED IN SHED - 1939


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - CHICAGO AND NORTH WESTERN - STEAM ENGINE 2908 AND TENDER FOR THE 400


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - C AND E I - STEAM ENGINE 1928 AND TENDER - AT SALEM ILLINOIS - 1932


PHOTO - CHICAGO - THE NEW SUBWAY - 1943


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SUN-TIMES BUILDING - RIVER WALK - CANDLE DECORATIONS MARK TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF PAPER - 1959


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STREETCAR - CHICAGO SURFACE LINES DAMEN ROUTE - 1938


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STEVENS BUILDING - 17 N STATE - THE STORE FOR WOMEN - AERIAL - 1977


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET DURING SUBWAY CONSTRUCTION - AERIAL - STREETCAT OPERATING - STINEWAY DRUGS - WHITE PALACE HAMBURGERS - 1941


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA SANTAS - MARCHING TO THEIR CHARITY COLLECTION POSTS - 1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING S - CARSON PIRIE SCOTT ENTRANCE - BIG CROWD - c1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - COLUMBUS DAY PARADE - NOTE CHANDLER'S SHOES - MARSHALL FIELD'S BACKGROUND - 1964


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - AERIAL - NEWLY COMPLETED MARSHALL FIELD BUILDING - 1907


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ST LAWRENCE AVE - SE FROM 48TH - 1910


Friday, November 1, 2013

PHOTO - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE BAPTIST CHURCH - COLES AND CHELTENHAM - AS IT LOOKS TODAY - EDITED FROM A RAY QUISENBERRY IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SOLDIERS' FIELD AND SURROUNDINGS - AERIAL - 1925


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SKYLINE PANORAMA FROM ADLER PLANETARIUM PROMONATORY - 1990 - UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SKYLINE AND LAKE FRONT - AERIAL - LOOKING S - FROM NEAR LINCOLN PARK - TRUMP TOWER UNDER CONSTRUCTION - FAIRLY CONTEMPORARY


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SHORELINE AND SKYLINE - EVENING - FROM N SIDE - c2000 - UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SHERIDAN AND LOYOLA - GRANADA THEATER - 1920s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SHEDD AQUARIUM - ONE OF THE MANY LARGE FISH TANKS - 1963


PHOTO - CHICAGO - S WABASH - CTA BUS - CARS - PEDESTRIANS - 1958