Monday, March 23, 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 - PASSIONIST MONASTERY - NORWOOD PARK - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - OLD TOWN NEIGHBORHOOD - CROWDS - TRAFFIC - EVENING - LATE 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - OAKENWALD AND 44TH - THE OLYMPIC APARTMENTS - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NEW SUBWAY STATION - TRAIN - ESCALATOR - TINTED - EARLY 1940s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MONROE AVE - NEAR 64TH - 1912


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE AND 54TH - GROUP OF APARTMENT BUILDINGS - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - FROM LAKE MICHIGAN - BUILDING ON LAKE IS YACHT CLUB - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LOYOLA UNIVERSITY - ROGERS PARK - 1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - ZOO - ZEBU - COUPLE WATCHING - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - WINTER SCENE - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - CHILDREN'S ZOO - DAIRY BARN - 1967


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - BOAT LANDING - BIG CROWD - NOTE LINCOLN PARK BOAT LINE - NICE VERSION - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - BOAT HOUSE AND CAFE - ROWBOATS - 1905


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN AVE - W OF SEMINARY - MANY STORES - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LAKEVIEW HIGH SCHOOL - 1907


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - KOESTLER SCHOOL - WINDOW TRIMMING CLASS ROOM - WORLD'S LARGEST SCHOOL - TINTED - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - KIMBARK AVE - N FROM 65TH - LARGE HOMES WITH AWNINGS - TREE-LINED STREET - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - KERSHAW PUBLIC SCHOOL - STUDENTS IN FRONT - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - KALTHOFF'S CAFE AND GRILL - 194 CLARK - INTERIOR - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON STREET BRIDGE - AERIAL UNION STATION - TINTED - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK BEACH - THREE GRACEFUL WOMEN BY THE SHORE - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CURTIN'S RESTAURANT - 2002 W MADISON - CORNER ROBEY - INTERIOR


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CLUB EL BIANCO - 2747 W. 63RD - INTERIOR DINING ROOM - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS - AERIAL - BLIMP - AD FOR HOTEL MIRA-MAR - ARROW FOR LOCATION - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BIT OF SWEDEN RESTAURANT - 1011 RUSH - WOMEN IN COSTUME - 1940s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ART INSTITUTE - MCKINLOCK COURT - OUTDOOR RESTAURANT - NICE VERSION - 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - SNOW STORM - MARSHALL FIELD'S ON RIGHT - 1979 - EDITED FROM A CRAIG BURT IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - NIGHT - CHICAGO THEATER MARQUEE - OTHER SIGNS - NIGHT RAINY - 1952


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING N FROM VAN BUREN - DAVIS STORE UNDER CONSTRUCTION - LATER GOLDBLATT'S - 1911


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH STREET - AERIAL - POWERS THEATRE - TRAM - MANY CARRIAGES - PREVIOUS CITY HALL ON RIGHT - c1900


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH - S SIDE LOOKING N E - CROWDS - PEOPLE CONSIDERING MOVIE AT UNITED ARTISTS - 1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH - LOOKING W - ORIENTAL SHOWING X FILMS - OLD HEIDLEBERG USED AS SOMETHING ELSE - MAGIKIST SIGN - 1970


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH - MANHATTAN PORTION - NICHOLS PRIVATE PORTION BEHIND - NOTE BATHING SUITS DRYING - c1920


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH - 78TH STREET - NOTE THE FAIR PAVILION AT 75TH MANHATTAN BEACH - THEN NICHOLS PRIVATE - 1905


PHOTO - CHICAGO - PIONEER COURT - MICHIGAN AVE - SEWARD JOHNSON'S MARILYN MONROE GIGANTIC STATUE (NO LONGER THERE) - 2011


PHOTO - CHICAGO - PICK-CONGRESS HOTEL JUST BEFORE REMODELING PROJECT - 1961


PHOTO - CHICAGO - OFFICE FOR CHICAGO EDITION OF THE PITTSBURGH COURIER BLACK NEWSPAPER - WOMAN AND BOY LOOKING IN WINDOW - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MISS SOUTH CHICAGO 1948


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE BRIDGE - STAIRS - VIEW LOOKING S W - 1930s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING S FROM TRIBUNE TOWER - TRAFFIC WHEN BRIDGE OPENS - AERIAL - 1926


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING N FROM NEAR RANDOLPH - WOMAN WALKING - SNAPSHOT - c1940


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING N FROM ADAMS - CTA BUSES - CHECKER CAB - 1957


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING N - PRUDENTIAL - COKE SIGN - NEW LOOK BUS - 1960s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MEIGS FIELD - LAKE FRONT - IN ITS HEYDAY - LOOKING N - 1959


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S WALNUT ROOM ENTRANCE - EASTER TIME LUNCH - 1965


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD CHRISTMAS WINDOW - FOR FURNITURE - 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - HALSTEAD STREET BRIDGE - STREETCAR - NOTE OPEN FRONT WINDOW


PHOTO - CHICAGO - COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION - AMATEUR PHOTO - 1893


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CITY CHRISTMAS TREE - DALEY PLAZA - ASSEMBLED OUT OF MANY TREES - c1965 - EDITED FROM A HEDRICH-BLESSING IMAGE