Friday, November 29, 2013

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 - STATE STREET - LOOKING N FROM MADISON - 1915


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - EDELWEISS - GUNTHER'S - TRAM - CROWDS - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - AERIAL LOOKING N - MANDEL BROTHERS ON RIGHT - 1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - AERIAL - LOOKING N - HUGE CROWDS - 1907


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - AERIAL - LOOKING N - 1958


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE AND MADISON BUILDING AND CLOCK - BIG CROWDS - WALGREENS - VINTAGE BUS - NEWS STAND - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ST TRINITE - GREEK CATHOLIC ORTHODOX RUSSIAN CHURCH - EARLY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ST JAMES SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ST BRIDE'S SCHOOL - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SPINNING WHEEL RESTAURANT - EXTERIOR GROUNDS - 1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SPIEGEL MAY STERN COMPANY - 1061 W 35TH - HOME LOVERS BARGAIN BOOK - CUSTOMER REPLY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOUTH WATER STREET - AERIAL - HUGE NUMBER OF WAGONS - AWNINGS - BUSIEST STREET IN THE WORLD - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE COUNTRY CLUB - 67TH TO 71ST ALONG LAKESHORE - CAR - 2 WOMEN WALKING - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOUTH CHICAGO - 95TH STREET DRAW BRIDGE - COUPLE IN CANOE - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SONNY GOLDSTONE'S YACHT CLUB RESTAURANT - 50 E OAK - DINING ROOM - 1937


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOLDIERS' FIELD AERIAL LOOKING TOWARDS LAKE - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOLDIERS' FIELD - AERIAL AND SURROUNDINGS - LOOKING N - 1964


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOLDIERS FIELD - AERIAL - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SKYLINE FROM NORTH SIDE PARK - c1970


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SKYLINE FROM LAKE - LIGHT HOUSE - NAVY PIER AS AMUSEMENT PARK - FAIRLY CONTEMPORARY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SKYLINE FROM LAKE - EVENING - 1990s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SKYLINE AND WATERFRONT FROM LINCOLN PARK - AERIAL - EARLY MORNING - 1990s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SKYLINE AND LAKE FRONT - AERIAL - NOTE NEW AQUARIUM ADDITION CALLED OCEANARIUM - OPENED 1991


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SKYLINE - LAKEFRONT - FROM SHEDD AQUARIUM - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SISSON HOTEL - LAKE MICHIGAN AT 53RD - 1925


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SHOWBOAT SARI-S RESTAURANT LOUNGE - FOOT OF OHIO STREET - 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SHERMAN PARK - SWIMMING POOL - LARGE GROUP OF BOYS - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SHERIDAN ROAD - NORTH CHICAGO - PARK THEATRE - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SHERIDAN ROAD - N CHICAGO - REXALL DRUG STORE


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SHENICK'S COMPANY'S RESTAURANT AND LUNCH ROOMS - 172-74 S CLARK - NEAR MONROE - OPEN DAY AND NIGHT 1907


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SHEDD AQUARIUM - INTERIOR - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SHANGHAI RESTAURANT - 251-3 S CLARK - MAIN DINING ROOM - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SEVEN THOUSAND SOUTH SHORE DRIVE HOTEL - OVERLOOKING LAKE MICHIGAN - AERIAL - MAP AND DRAWING - 1938


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SARANECKI BROTHERS BANQUET ROOMS - GARDEN TERRACE - 6330 IRVING PARK - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - S E CORNER 53RD AND KENWOOD - APARTMENT BUILDING - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - S AND R HOTELS - SMALL CHAIN INCLUDES HOTEL PLANTERS - 1955


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RUSH STREET BRIDGE - HUGE CROWD - NOTE SWEEPER - STEAMER FARE TO MILWAUKEE - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RUSH STREET BRIDGE - BUSIEST IN THE WORLD - MOUNTED POLICEMAN - 1913


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RUSH STREET - NIGHT - ISBELL'S - THE CURVE - TONY'S CELL - HOTEL MARYLAND - 1950s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ROGERS PARK TOWN PLANNING ASSOCIATION - DEVELOPMENT PLAN MAP - EARLY


Thursday, October 31, 2013

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - ZEBRA LOUNGE - 1346 E 63RD


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - YOUNKER'S RESTAURANT - 51 E CHICAGO - CHICKEN IN THE ROUGH


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - YMCA HOTEL - 826 S WABASH - 35 YEARS OF SERVICE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - YANSON CHEVROLET - CHICAGO HEIGHTS AND PARK FOREST - NEW 1961 CORVAIR


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - WONDER BREAD - BUILDS STRONG BODIES 8 WAYS - 1933


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - WILLIAM TELL RESTAURANT - 5711 W NORTH AVE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - WHITE MANSION RESTAURANT - 75TH AND STONY ISLAND - ROUND THE CLOCK


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - WEBSTER HOTEL - 2150 N LINCOLN PARK WEST - THE WINERY - DANIEL WEBSTER ROOM


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - WALDMAN'S RESTAURANT AND BAR - 164 N MICHIGAN