Saturday, December 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 - DOWNTOWN NASH - 1200 W MADISON - INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR VIEWS - NICE VERSION - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DOWNTOWN LAKE FRONT - RAIL YARDS - BOXCARS AND WATER TOWERS - 1904


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DOWNTOWN - N OF RIVER - W OF NAVY PIER - AERIAL - HOTEL LABELS - 1950s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DOWNTOWN - AERIAL - FROM ABOVE OAK STREET BEACH - LOOKING SW - c2000


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DOUGLAS SQUARE - MONUMENT AND TOMB OF STEPHEN DOUGLAS - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DOUGLAS PARK - WATCHING FISH IN THE LAGOON - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DOUGLAS PARK - RUSTIC BRIDGE - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DOUGLAS PARK - PICNICKERS AND BOATERS - RENIOR-LIKE IMAGE - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DONNELLAN FUNERAL HOMES - 77TH AND JEFFERY - 10525 S WESTERN - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DIVERSEY BLVD - LOOKING W FROM PINE GROVE - 2 WOMEN WALKING UP TREE-LINED STREET WITH MANSIONS - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DEVRY TECHNICAL INSTITUTE - 4 TRAINING SCENES PLUS FRONT OF BUILDING - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DELTA AIRLINES - DRAWING OF FANCY DINING - 1959


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DEL PRADO HOTEL - HYDE PARK BLVD AT 53RD - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DE PAUL UNIVERSITY AND ST VINCENT DE PAUL CHURCH - WEBSTER AND OSGOOD - 1913


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DE PAUL HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS - CAR PARKED - 1910s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED - UNKNOWN STREET WITH PARK - TRAIN PASSING OVER CARS - 1956


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED - TRAIN - CTA RAPID TRANSIT - WABASH AT RANDOLPH - NOTE FATHER TIME CLOCK AT 35 E WACKER IN DISTANCE - 1967


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED - NIGHT - AERIAL FROM ABOVE STATION - EDITED FROM A STUNNING IMAGE OF DANIEL SCHWEN


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED - NEAR ADAMS AND WABASH - 3 TRAINS - EDITED FROM A BEAUTIFUL IMAGE BY DAVID HARRISON


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED - LAKE STREET RIVER BRIDGE - NIGHT - EDITED FROM A HANDSOME SERHII CHRUCKY IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED - LAKE STREET - 1960 - EDITED FROM A ROBERT T. MCVAY IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED - LAKE AT LARAMIE STATION - HEADED E - 1956


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED - LAKE AND WELLS - AERIAL SHOWING TRACK PATTERNS - EDITED FROM A STRIKING IMAGE OF NATE GAUTSCHE - 2014


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED - FRANKLIN STREET UNDERNEATH - EDITED FROM A BEAUTIFUL JOHN PICKEN IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED - ENGLEWOOD TRAIN AT PLATFORM - 1964


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED - CHICAGO AVE STATION - MOODY BIBLE SIGN - ALMOST SURREALISTIC - 1975 - EDITED FROM UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED - CALFORNIA STATION - TRAIN - 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL - OUTDOOR POOL - BATHING BEAUTY CONTEST - c1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - EAST CHICAGO INDIANA - TRAIN - SHORE LINE - MAIN STREET - 1954


PHOTO - CHICAGO - DRUM MAJORETTE CHAMPION - 1939


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - JOSEPH BASEK'S CAFE BOHEMIA HOTEL - ADAMS AT CLINTON - GAME FOODS


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - JOHNNY'S NEW YORK LOUNGE - 833 IRVING PARK - THE EXQUISITE NIGHTSPOT


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - JIM FARRELL'S TAVERN - 6019 S HALSTED - CARTOON BOTTOMS UP


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - JENNIE'S RESTAURANT - 9031 STONY ISLAND - ESTABLISHED SINCE 1915


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - JACY'S RESTAURANT - 79TH AND SW HIGHWAY AT KEDZIE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - ILGAIR PARK - SWIMMING - REPLICA OF LEANING TOWER OF PISA - 6200 TOUGHY AVE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - HUMPTY DUMPTY HOUSE RESTAURANT - 4910 SHERIDAN - WE NEVER CLOSE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - HUB LOUNGE - 4700 W CERMACK ROAD - CHICAGO'S MOST BEAUTIFUL COCKTAIL LOUNGE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - HOWARD TAUBER'S CONTINENTAL LINCOLN MERCURY - 1755 E 71ST - S SIDE BETWEEN RIDGELAND AND CONSTANCE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - HOTEL VICTORIA - CLARK AND VAN BUREN - THE HOTEL OF REFINEMENT


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - HOTEL PEARSON - THE ENGLISH ROOM COCKTAIL LOUNGE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - HOTEL PEARSON - 190 E PEARSON


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - HOTEL MARYLAND - 900 RUSH - THE CURVE COCKTAILS


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - HOTEL MAJESTIC - QUINCY AT STATE - DOUBLE ROOM AND BATH TWO DOLLARS AND UP


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - HOTEL EASTGATE - DINING ROOM - ROBIN HOOD COCKTAIL LOUNGE - OVERLOOKING LAKE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - HOTEL ALCAZAR - 3000 WASHINGTON BLVD


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - HOME GAS INDUSTRIES - 6120 N PULASKI - MUELLER CLIMATROL


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - HOLLYWOOD SHOW LOUNGE - RANDOLPH AT CLARK


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - HOLLYWOOD KIDDIELAND - LINCOLN-MCCORMICK 3400 W DEVON 6300 N