Saturday, February 7, 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 - HUMBOLDT PARK - LAGOON IN NEW SECTION - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HUMBOLDT PARK - WEST SIDE - NATATORIUM AND PLAYGROUND - NICE VERSION - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HUMBOLDT PARK - FOUNTAIN AND SUNKEN GARDEN - WOMAN WALKING -1927


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HUMBOLDT PARK - FORMAL BIRTHDAY CAKE GARDEN - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HUMBOLDT PARK - BOAT HOUSE AND LAGOON - PEOPLE BOATING - 1914


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HUMBOLDT PARK - AERIAL - ICE SKATING - HUGE CROWD - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HULL HOUSE - 1912


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTELS AMBASSADOR - STATE PARKWAY AND GOETHE - WATERCOLOR - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTELS - THE BRADLEY - RUSH AND GRAND - THE ALEXANDRIA - RUSH AND OHIO - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL WINDERMERE - 56TH AND CORNELL - HIGH CLASS RESIDENTIAL HOTEL - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL SOUTHMOOR - 67Th AND STONY ISLAND - JACKSON PARK - BOTTOM BEGINNING OF SOUTH SHORE - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL SHORELAND - 55TH AT THE LAKE - RATES FROM FIVE DOLLARS - AERIAL VIEW TOWARDS DOWNTOWN - 1936


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL SHERRY - 53RD AT THE LAKE - AERIAL - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL SHERMAN - THE COLLEGE INN - ICE SKATING - BIG CROWD - 1915


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL SHERMAN - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL MARYLAND - RUSH AT DELAWARE - ONE BLOCK W OF MICHIGAN - c1930


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL MAJESTIC - THE SKY ROOM - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL MAJESTIC - 25-9 QUINCY - FEDERAL BUILDING BEHIND - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL LORRAINE - VAN BUREN AND WABASH - 2 IMAGES - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL KNICKERBOCKER - LIME HOUSE RESTAURANT - INTERIOR - c1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MONTROSE BEACH - BATHING BEAUTY - BIG CROWD - SNAPSHOT - c1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MONTROSE - LOOKING W - TROLLEY BUS - PEOPLE BOARDING - SNOW


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MONROE - SCHUBERT THEATER - 18 W - BURT'S SHOES - EVAN'S FURS - OLD FIRST NATIONAL BANK - SNAPSHOT - 1952


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MONROE - CSL PCC STREETCAR - 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MISS UNIVERSE 1928 RETURNS HOME - TRAIN STATION - SEVERAL POLICE - EDITED FROM CHICAGO TRIBUNE HISTORICAL FILES


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MISS POLO - 1949


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MISS CHICAGO - NICE VERSION - 1927


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MISS CHICAGO - 1927 - IN HER KITCHEN BY STOVE - EDITED FROM CHICAGO TRIBUNE HISTORICAL FILES


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MISS CHICAGO - 1927 - EDITED FROM CHICAGO TRIBUNE HISTORICAL FILES


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MISS CHICAGO - 1926 - EDITED FROM CHICAGO TRIBUNE HISTORICAL FILES


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MISS CHICAGO - 1925 - EDITED FROM CHICAGO TRIBUNE HISTORICAL FILES


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MISS CHICAGO - 1924 - EDITED FROM CHICAGO TRIBUNE HISTORICAL FILES


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MILWAUKEE AVE NEAR AUGUSTA BLVD - NIGHT - SNOW STORM - NOTE POLISH SIGN UPPER RIGHT - 1978


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MILWAUKEE AVE - BUSY CORNER - UNION BUS DEPOT - WALGREEN'S - POLICE - STREET SWEEPER - NEWS STAND - 1945


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MILWAUKEE AT KENNETH - TWIN COACH PULLED UP BY RUSSELL'S DRIVE IN - NOTE ALL NEWSPAPER BOXES - 1973


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MILWAUKEE AND BELLE PLAINE - AERIAL - NOTE PORTAGE THEATER - GOLDE CLOTHES - c1925


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN BLVD - FRONT OF TRIBUNE BUILDING - WOMAN WALKING THROUGH NARROW PATH IN DEEP SNOW - 1967


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE S - LOOKING N FROM SIDEWALK - NOTE BUS LIVERY STREET LIGHTS - 1954


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE S - LOOKING N - COP DIRECTING TRAFFIC - NOTE BUS SIGN FOR OUTER DRIVE EAST - BUILT 1963


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE BRIDGE - LOOKING S - PEOPLE WALKING THROUGH SNOW - 1960s


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - SAM KARASH AND ASSOCIATES - 863 MERCHANDISE MART - MANUFACTURERS' REPRESENTATIVES - SPORTSWEAR


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - SAM EVANS TAVERN - 3558 S ASHLAND - MUTOSCOPE-TYPE CARTOON WELL STOCKED


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - SAFE-WAY GAS - COTTAGE GROVE AT 71ST - SE CORNER


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - S. D. KAPLAN GARAGE - 60 E RANDOLPH - OPEN ALL NIGHT


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - RUMPUS ROOM RESTAURANT - 215 E 58TH - CHINESE FOOD AND COCKTAILS


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - RUBINS - 1314 MILWAUKEE - 4834 IRVING PARK - ESTABLISHED 1896


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - ROLLER DERBY - 8 TO 11 NIGHTLY - CHICAGO COLISEUM


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - ROGERS PARK HOTEL - SHERIDAN ROAD AND PRATT - FINEST RESIDENTIAL ON THE NORTH SIDE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - ROCOCO HOUSE RESTAURANT - 161 E OHIO