Friday, January 29, 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

PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED STRUCTURE - AERIAL - 1948


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED STATION AND STREET - UNKNOWN LOCATION - AERIAL - 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED AT HEARST SQUARE - DERAILMENT NEAR HEARST BUILDING - AERIAL - 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED - UNKNOWN STATION - LOOP-BOUND TRAIN - c1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED - RESTORED OLDER CARS FOR RAILFAN RIDE - UNKNOWN STATION - 1978


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED - RAVENSWOOD LINE - 1986


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED - LAWNSDALE AVE RUNNING BELOW - 1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED - LAKE STREET LINE - CLINTON STATION - MERCHANDISE MART IN DISTANCE - 1963


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED - BICENTENNIAL LIVERY TRAIN AT UNKNOWN STATION - 1976


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED - 33RD STREET STATION - TRAIN IN DISTANCE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - EBERHART AVE AT 63RD - NEAR WASHINGTON PARK - ELEVATED - APARTMENT BUILDING - 1917


PHOTO - CHICAGO - EAGLE MUSIC HOUSE - INTERIOR - 1921


PHOTO - CHICAGO - E 57Th AND STONY ISLAND - ROW OF SHOPS BUILT FOR WORLD'S FAIR 1893 - HOTEL WINDEMERE BEHIND - AERIAL - 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - E 57TH AND STONY ISLAND - ROW OF SHOPS BUILT FOR WORLD'S FAIR 1893 - GROUND LEVEL


PHOTO - CHICAGO - DRAKE HOTEL - DINING ROOM - PROFESSIONAL IMAGE - DATE UNKNOWN


PHOTO - CHICAGO - DRAKE HOTEL - COFFEE SHOP WITH STAFF - NOTE SCHOOL-DESK CHAIRS - PROFESSIONAL IMAGE - DATE UNKNOWN


PHOTO - CHICAGO - DOUGLAS PARK - PULLMAN STREETCAR - BUSES - STUDEBAKER - 1951


PHOTO - CHICAGO - DOUGLAS PARK - PULLMAN STREETCAR - 1951 - EDITED FROM AN AL CHIONE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - DOORS OF THE C.D. PEACOCK STORE - STATE AND MONROE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - DEPARTMENT STORE SANTA WITH BOY - UNKNOWN STORE - 1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - DELIVERY CAR - BURIED IN SNOW - UNKNOWN STREET - 1967


PHOTO - CHICAGO - DEL PRADO HOTEL - DETAIL OF TERRA COTTA TRIM - INDIAN HEAD


PHOTO - CHICAGO - DEARBORN AND RANDOLPH - WOODS THEATER - EVENING - 1954


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA SNOW SWEEPER - IN YARD - SNAPSHOT - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA RAPID TRANSIT - SKOKIE SWIFT TRAIN AT STATION - 1968


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA RAPID TRANSIT - SKOKIE SWIFT - DEMPSTER STATION - 1985


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA RAPID TRANSIT - SANTA'S EXPRESS - UNKNOWN STATION - 2009


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA RAPID TRANSIT - SANTA'S EXPRESS - UNKNOWN STATION - 2006 EDITED FROM A TONY COPPOLETTA IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA RAPID TRANSIT - SANTA'S EXPRESS - UNKNOWN STATION - 2003 - EDITED FROM A GRAHAM GARFIELD IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA RAPID TRANSIT - SANTA'S EXPRESS - TWO TRAINS - UNKNOWN STATION - 2014 - EDITED FROM A BRUCE MOFFAT IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA RAPID TRANSIT - SANTA'S EXPRESS - PASSENGERS GETTING OFF - 2013 - EDITED FROM A TONY COPPOLETTA IMAGE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - HUTCHESON'S CHILI CON CARNE AND HOT TAMALES


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - HOTEL SOMERSET - SHERIDAN AT ARGYLE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - HOTEL ROYALTON - 1810 W JACKSON - HOTEL ALAMAC - 1934-38 W JACKSON - EACH 100 ROOMS WITH BATH AND SHOWER


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - HOTEL PEARSON - THE ENGLISH ROOM LOUNGE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - HOTEL OLYMPIC - 1015 N CLARK - HARRY'S ROYAL PALM COCKTAIL LOUNGE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - HOTEL MOROCCO - 3933 DREXEL - APARTMENTS


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - HOTEL GREENVIEW - 6234 S GREEN - MODERATE RATES


BOOK COVER - CHICAGO - SPIRIT OF THE SHORE LINE - 1984


BOOK COVER - CHICAGO - HARRY A. ATWELL AT WORK WILSON BEACH CHICAGO - PHOTOGRAPHER AND MODEL - 1922


BOOK COVER - CHICAGO - CHICAGO'S RAPID TRANSIT - 3 CTA TRAINS GOING THROUGH INTERSECTION ON ELEVATED - BUS BELOW - BICENTENNIAL LIVERY - 1976


BLOTTER - CHICAGO - ADVERTISING FOR SOUTH SHORE LINE AND CHICAGO AURORA AND ELGIN - MUTOSCOPE-TYPE PIN-UP - THROW IN THE TOWEL - 1955


BADGE - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE DISTRICT - BOY SCOUTS AMERICA - AMERICA AND CANADA - 1961


BADGE - CHICAGO - SAFETY PATROL - SERVICE AWARD - CHICAGO MOTOR CLUB - 1950s


ARTWORK - CHICAGO - WABASH BETWEEN ADAMS AND JACKSON - CALLED CENTRAL CAMERA - BY NATHAN WALSH - 2012


ARTWORK - CHICAGO - NEW LAKEFRONT KIOSK CALLED RENDERING OF ROCK - INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION - FAIRLY CONTEMPRARY


ARTWORK - CHICAGO - AERIAL PANORAMA - AS IT WAS JUST BEFORE THE FIRE - 1871


ADVERTISING CARD - CHICAGO - MR KELLY'S - LONDON HOUSE - MICHIGAN AND WACKER - LATE SUPPER - c1960


AD CARD - CHICAGO - RIVERSIDE PARK - DODGEM CAR BUILDING - BACK - WOMAN IN DODGEM CAR - 1950s