Thursday, November 27, 2014

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 - AMERICAN HOSPITAL AND TRAINING SCHOOL FOR NURSES - W MONROE - 1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - AMERICAN FURNITURE MART BUILDING - 666 LAKE SHORE DRIVE - PLANES AND SHIP DRAWN IN - WORLD FAIR SERIES - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ALTA VISTA TERRACE - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ALMER COE OPTICIAN - PART OF FACORY - LENS EDGING AND NOUNTING - EARLY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ALLERTON HOTEL - TIP TOP TAP - MIDNIGHT SKYLINE - 1948


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ALEXANDER PLACE - BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT BUILDINGS - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ALEXANDER MCKINLOCK CAMPUS NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY - AERIAL NAVY PIER - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ALDINE SQUARE - S SIDE - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ALCOTT SCHOOL - ORCHARD AND WRIGHTWOOD - 1915


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ADLER PLANETARIUM - NIGHT - ACROSS REFLECTING PONDS - 1930s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ADLER PLANETARIUM - CARS PARKED - PEOPLE ON STAIRS - 1930s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ACTUALLY ROCK CREEK - TWIN COACH AND TODDLE HOUSE WERE CHICAGO SIGHTS - c1960 - EDITED FROM BEST TWIN COACH PHOTOSTREAM SITE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ACROBAT JUMPING ROPE ON TINY PLATFORM - UNKNOWN STREET - 1955 - EDITED FROM BROADSHEET SITE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 7400 CHAPPEL - BATH ROOM - EXAMPLE OF A FIXED-UP APARTMENT LOOKING MUCH AS IT DID - EDITED FROM REAL ESTATE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 7321 SOUTH SHORE DRIVE - LIVING ROOM - LOOKING MUCH AS IT DID - EDITED FROM REAL ESTATE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 6635 S MINERVA - MAN TENDING THE GARDEN OF A TWO-FLAT - 1953


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 1748 E 71ST - LIVING ROOM - EXAMPLE OF A FIXED-UP APARTMENT LOOKING MUCH AS IT DID - EDITED FROM REAL ESTATE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 1260 WASHINGTON - CAR LOT - HEAVY SNOW - NIGHT - 1954


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 1084 N MILWAUKEE - E HUMBOLDT PARK HEADQUARTERS FOR KEEP CHICAGO CLEAN - 1958


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 900 BLOCK OF NORTH LECLAIRE AVE - RESIDENTS SNOW SHOVELLING STREET - 1979 - EDITED FROM A CHICAGO TRIBUNE IMAGE


TOKEN - CHICAGO - HYDE PARK HOTEL - LAKE PARK AT 51ST - CARIBBEAN ROOM - ONE DOLLAR IN DRINKS


TOKEN - CHICAGO - GOLDBLATT BROTHERS - HALF CENT


TOKEN - CHICAGO - GIBBY'S RESTAURANT - 192 N CLARK - ONE DOLLAR


TOKEN - CHICAGO - C D PEACOCK JEWELER - TIME IS MONEY


TOKEN - CHICAGO - C AND M FOOD STORE - 3909 W 16TH - TWO CENTS WITH OUR EMPTY BOTTLE


TOKEN - CHICAGO - BURNHAM GUM MACHINE WORKS - 2156 WASHINGTON BLVD


TOKEN - CHICAGO - BOWMAN DAIRY COMPANY - GOOD FOR TWO DOLLARS WHEN PRESENTED WITH A BOWMAN CAN


TOKEN - CHICAGO - ADOLPH'S RESTAURANT AND COCKTAIL LOUNGE - 1045 RUSH - ONE DOLLAR FOR DRINKS ONLY


TOKEN - CHICAGO - A AND B BOOKS - 6159 S CICERO - GOOD FOR PEEP SHOW


MAP - CHICAGO - MADE IN GERMANY - 1890


MAP - CHICAGO - HIGHWAY MAP - STANDARD OIL - COVER - 1955


MAP - CHICAGO - GUIDE MAP - 1885


MAP - CHICAGO - FROM SCHILLER STREET NORTH SIDE TO 12TH STREET SOUTH SIDE - PROJECTION - 1868


MAP - CHICAGO - ELEVATED RAILROADS PARKS AND BOULEVARDS - NOTE MAP NOT DRAWN TO CONVENTION OF N AT TOP - 1908


MAP - CHICAGO - ELEVATED RAILROADS - HANDSOME MAP OF ORIGINAL SYSTEM - 1915


MAP - CHICAGO - COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION WORLD'S FAIR - JACKSON PARK - SOUVENIR - SHOWS NICELY THE ROLE OF THE MIDWAY PLAISANCE - 1893


MAP - CHICAGO - CENTRAL PORTION - RAILROAD AND STREET TRANSPORTATION - 1895


MAP - CHICAGO - BUSINESS DISTRICT - PROJECTIONS - 1898


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - BOURBON STREET - 936 N RUSH - BOB SCOBEY AND HIS FRISCO BAND


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - BOULEVARD ROOM - ICE SKATING SHOW - THE STEVENS HOTEL


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - BLACKIE'S RESTAURANT - 755 S CLARK AT POLK - ITALIAN CUISINE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - B-G SANDWICH SHOPS - SERVING NICE FOOD - A MEAL A MINUTE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - BEVERLY RECREATION - ASHLAND AT 94TH - 20 ALLEYS AND 13 TABLES


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - BETTY BOYLE'S DINING ROOM - 1510 E HYDE PARK BLVD


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - BETSY ROSS RESTAURANT - 1859 W MADISON - ALL AMERICAN


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - RIDGELAND LIQUORS - 1741 R 71ST - FREE DELIVERY - VISIT OUR BAR - TELEVISION


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - KOEHLER'S WINE AND LIQUOR - 2427 E 75TH - CORNER OF PHILLIPS

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - HIPPODROME CABARET - 4 SHOWS NIGHTLY - 79TH AND STONY ISLAND