Wednesday, February 11, 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 - LAKEFRONT AND DOWNTOWN - AERIAL FEATURING SHEDD AQUARIUM OCEANARIUM ADDITION - FAIRLY CONTEMPORARY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LAKEFRONT - AERIAL - LOOKING S FROM MUSEUM CAMPUS - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LAKE VIEW TRUST AND SAVINGS BANK - LINCOLN AND BELMONT - COMPLETED 1914


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LAKE STREET 1857 - HISTORICAL REPRINT


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LAKE SHORE DRIVE NEAR DRAKE HOTEL - NIGHT - 1940s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LAKE SHORE DRIVE - GOLD COAST - AERIAL - IMAGE 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE - ICE IN WINTER - 1913


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LAKE MICHIGAN BY MOONLIGHT - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LAKE MICHIGAN - LIGHTHOUSE HIT BY BIG WAVE - CALLED UP AGAINST IT - 1902


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LAKE MICHIGAN - 12TH STREET WATER CRIB - NICE VERSION - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LAKE FRONT AND SKYLINE - LOOKING NW FROM OVER MEIG'S FIELD - AERIAL - c1980


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LAKE FROM MOUTH OF RIVER - CRUISE SHIP COAST GUARD STATION - NAVY PIER LEFT - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LA SALLE HOTEL - LOBBY VIEW - RATES FROM BACK - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LA SALLE HOTEL - LOBBY VIEW - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LA SALLE - LOOKING N - NOTE ZENO GUM SIGNS - EARLY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LA GRANGE COMMUTER RAIL STATION - 1971


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - KUNGSHOLM RESTAURANT AND MINIATURE OPERA - REPERTOIRE FIRST HALF 1967


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - KOZY HOME APARTMENTS - 4167 LAKE PARK AVE - TOURIST HEADQUARTERS - 1930s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - KOHL'S ECONOMICAL VARIETY STORE - 236 S WELLS - OWNERS IN FRONT - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - KNIGHT TEMPLAR PARADE - STATE STREET - N OF JACKSON - 1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - KIMBARK AVE AND 64TH - SE CORNER - HANDSOME APARTMENT BUILDING WITH AWNINGS - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - KIMBALL DENTAL COMPANY - INTERIOR - MARSHALL FIELD ANNEX - 1940s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - KIDDIE LAND - 8500 W NORTH - AT FIRST - MINIATURE RAILROAD - 1938


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - KENILWORTH AVE - E NEAR PAULINA - ROGERS PARK - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - KEDZIE N OF NORTH AVE - L STATION - STORES - 1908


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SOLDIER FIELD - FAMILY ARRIVES BUNDLED AND SUPPLIED FOR FOOTBALL GAME - 1977 - EDITED FROM A TRIBUNE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SNOW - KIMBARK AVE - NEAR 61ST - 1982


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SMALL PARADE - KELLY HIGH SCHOOL - SCHOOL LOCATED 4136 S CALIFORNIA - NOTE PART OF CANFIELD'S AD - SNAPSHOT


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SKYLINE FROM NAVY PIER - 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SKYLINE - PANORAMIC AERIAL - 2010


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SKYLINE - FROM NEAR WEST SIDE - EDITED FROM STOCK IMAGE OF SHUTTERCOCK - 2013


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SIGNS FOR SURF AND SURREY RESTAURANT - 50TH ON THE LAKE MOTEL - NIGHT - 1960s - EDITED FROM FORGOTTEN CHICAGO SITE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SIGHTSEEING BUS - PASSENGERS AND DRIVER WITH MEGAPHONE - c1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SHEFFIELD AND CLARK - CSL STREETCAR - 1946


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SANTA FE RAILROAD FACILITIES - NOTE TURNTABLE ON RIGHT - BEATRICE MEADOW GOLD SIGN - 1967


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SALVATION ARMY DOUGHNUT DAY TAGS - THREE WOMEN POSING FOR SNAPSHOT - I REMEMBER THESE TAGS - 1954


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RUSH STREET - NIGHT - JIM SAINE'S RESTAURANT RIGHT - THE HAPPY MEDIUM CENTER - 1963


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RUSH STREET - FROM PEARSON - MATTY'S - RUPERT'S - HAPPY HOUR RESTAURANT - 1948


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ROOSEVELT ROAD NEAR STATE - TROLLEY BUS - HOTEL ROOSEVELT - WALGREEN'S - c1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ROOSEVELT AND WABASH - CTA STREETCAR AND BUS - WALGREEN'S AWNING - HILLSIDE LOUNGE SIGN - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ROOF OF NORTHERN TRUST BANK - LA SALLE AND MONROE - LOCATING NEW CIVIL DEFENSE AIR RAID SIREN - 1951


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK - TUNNEL OF LOVE - RAINBOW ICE - WEIGHT GUESSING - AERIAL - c1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK - ROLLER-COASTER OPERATORS AND WAITING CUSTOMERS - SILVER FLASH - c1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK - MONKEY CIRCUS - c1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK - MINIATURE TRAIN AND ALADDIN'S CASTLE - SNAPSHOT - c1960