Saturday, January 30, 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 - OLD HEIDLEBERG RESTAURANT - 14 W RANDOLPH STREET - COUPLE PHOTOGRAPHED AT TABLE - 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - OGDEN AND WESTERN - PULLMAN STREETCAR APPROACHING BRIDGE - NOTE JAY'S PAINTED SIGN BEHIND - 1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - OGDEN AND CERMAK - PULLMAN STREETCAR - STILL IN CSL LIVERY - NOTE BUICK DEALER - 1951


PHOTO - CHICAGO - OAK STREET BEACH - PANORAMA FROM GROUND - LOOKING S W - c1980


PHOTO - CHICAGO - OAK STREET BEACH - BIG CROWD - NOTE INNER TUBE - 1929 - EDITED FROM A DAILY NEWS IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - NORTH SHORE ELECTROLINER - UNKNOWN ELEVATED STATION - c1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - NEW LOOK CTA BUS - 1975


PHOTO - CHICAGO - NEW CTA RAPID TRANSIT CARS - LONG TRAIN - 1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - NEAR LAKE SHORE DRIVE - PULLMAN STREETCAR - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - N MICHIGAN AVE - JOHN HANCOCK BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUCTION - c1967 - EDITED FROM A HEDRICH-BLESSING IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - N MICHIGAN AVE - AERIAL - 1950s - EDITED FROM A HEDRICH-BLESSING IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MUSEUM OF SCIENCE INDUSTRY - JACKSON PARK - OSAKA GARDEN ADDED ON THE LAGOON - FAIRLY CONTEMPORARY


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MUSEUM CAMPUS AREA - AERIAL - RAIL YARDS - SKYLINE - SOLDIERS FIELD DOES NOTSEPARATED FROM FIELD MUSEUM - 1929


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MONROE - FROM WELLS - AERIAL - c1955


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MISS SOUTH CHICAGO - UNKNOWN FOOTBALL GAME - 1948


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MISS DIAPER QUEEN - CHICAGO CONVENTION FOR DIAPER SERVICES - 1947


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MISS CHICAGO 1948 - PARADE FLOAT


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MILWAUKEE AVE - NOTE CANFIELD'S GINGER ALE BILLBOARD


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE BRIDGE - ONE OF THE BAS RELIEFS - 1943


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE AT BRIDGE - LOOKING SW - BRIDGE CLOSING AFTER SHIP - NOTE PARKING ON CIRCLE IN FRONT OF WRIGLEY - 1962


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE ART FAIR - 1934


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - STREET SWEEPER TAKING A BREAK ON A HOT DAY - 1911


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - PEOPLE APPROACHING BUS - WINDY DAY WITH ROPES - 1951


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - NEAR ART INSTITUTE - PRESIDENT KENNEDY IN LIMO - THE TIME I SAW HIM - SNAPSHOT - 1963


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - N OF RANDOLPH - SHRINERS' PARADE - 1957


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING S FROM NEAR TRIBUNE TOWER - PEOPLE WALKING - SNAPSHOT - 1960s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING S FROM N SIDE OF RIVER - SEAGRAM SIGN - 1955


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING N FROM S of RAILWAY EXPRESS BUILDING - 4 MEN STANDING IN GRANT PARK - 1911


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - SHANGHAI INN RESTAURANT - 1945 LAWRENCE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - ROYAL HOUSE RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE - 150 N WACKER


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - RODKIN'S RESTAURANT AND TAP ROOM - 333 N WELLS - OPPOSITE MERCHANDISE MART


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - REGAN'S RESTAURANT AND COCKTAIL LOUNGE - 6400 W NORTH


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - POST TIME - 357 N CLARK - ALL GIRL REVIEW


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - PIXLEY AND EHLERS RESTAURANTS - SPEEDY DELIVERY


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - PETE'S FAMOUS STEAKS - 163-7 N DEARBORN - NEAR RANDOLPH - CHRISTMAS


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - ORIENTAL ARTS STUDIO - 701 N WELLS - SENSUOUS WRESTLING - NO HOLDS BARRED - NUDE GIRLS - OPEN 24 HOURS


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - OLD VILLAGE INN - 7629 N PAULINA - DANCING EVERY NIGHT - COCKTAIL HOUR 2-7


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - NIELSEN'S VILLAGE RESTAURANT - 7330 W NORTH


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - NAPPO GARDEN - 1725 W POLK - MERMAID IN A COCKTAIL LOUNGE


MAGAZINE COVER - CHICAGO - THE CHICAGOAN - CARTOON OF WOMEN PLAYING TENNIS - 1927


MAGAZINE ARTICLE - CHICAGO - STONY THEATER - 6851 STONY ISLAND - 875 SEATS - HANNS TEICHERT - CONVERSION AND DECORATING - PAGE 2 - 1950


MAGAZINE ARTICLE - CHICAGO - STONY THEATER - 6851 STONY ISLAND - 875 SEATS - HANNS TEICHERT - CONVERSION AND DECORATING - 1950


MAGAZINE - CHICAGO - SATURDAY EVENING POST - COVER - ARTWORK OF MICHIGAN AVE S - LOOKING N FROM ART INSTITUTE STAIRS - 1960


MAGAZINE - CHICAGO - NOTABLE ARCHITECTURE - THE STOCK YARD INN NATIONAL BANK - REPLICA OF INDEPENDENCE HALL - 1925


MAGAZINE - CHICAGO - NOTABLE ARCHITECTURE - THE BRYN MAWR COMMUNITY CHURCH - 7000 JEFFERY AVE - 1925


MAGAZINE - CHICAGO - FIRST AND FASTEST - ELEVATED STRUCTURE AND TRAIN - COVER - 2013


MAGAZINE - CHICAGO - CHICAGOAN MAGAZINE - COVER - STYLIZED DRAWING - LOOKING N ON MICHIGAN AVE - 1929


FLYER - CHICAGO - THE FAIR DEPARTMENT STORE - STATE STREET DAYS - FLOOR-BY-FLOOR SALES ITEMS - BACK -1950s


FLYER - CHICAGO - THE FAIR DEPARTMENT STORE - STATE STREET DAYS - FLOOR-BY-FLOOR SALES ITEMS - 1950s