Thursday, May 11, 2017

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 - VIEW FROM CHICAGO RIVER SIDE OF MERCHANDISE MART - LOOKING S E - NOTE ELEVATED TRAIN - 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING S FROM RANDOLPH - CROWDS - STREETCARS - FIELDS BUILDING COMPLETE - COLUMBUS BUILDING BEHIND - c1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH STREET - AERIAL - BIG CROWD - TRAMS - CARRIAGES - EARLY 1900s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MONROE LOOKING SW TOWARDS MICHIGAN - ART INSTITUTE AND GOODMAN THEATRE - WINTER - TWIN COACH BUS - 1970


PHOTO - CHICAGO - GRANT PARK AND SURROUNDINGS - AERIAL LOOKING S - ILLINOIS CENTRAL TRACKS BEFORE COVERING - 1968


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED - UNDER CONSTRUCTION - EARLY 1890s - SOUTH PART READY FOR 1893 WORLD'S FAIR


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CARS LINED-UP DURING GAS DRIVERS' STRIKE - HANDSOME UNKNOWN STREET - 1949


PHOTO - CHICAGO - BUCKINGHAM FOUNTAIN - HOTELS ALONG MICHIGAN AVE IN BACKGROUND - 1967 - EDITED FROM UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


MUG - CHICAGO - WHITE CASTLE HAMBURGERS - c1960


BADGE - CHICAGO - SCHOOL SAFETY PATROL - SERVICE AWARD - CHICAGO MOTOR CLUB


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL LASALLE - LASALLE AND MADISON - AERIAL - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LAKE SHORE DRIVE N - AERIAL FROM DRAKE HOTEL - SHOWS MANSIONS - PLANE DRAWN IN - PART OF WORLD'S FAIR SERIES - TINTED - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING NW FROM S OF ART INSTITUTE - DOUBLE-DECKER BUS CARS - TINTED - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE N - AERIAL - TINTED - c1930


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE AND MADISON - AERIAL LOOKING S E - HEAVY TRAFFIC AND CROWDS - CARSONS - PART OF WORLD FAIR SERIES - TINTED - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE AND WASHINGTON - LOOKING N E - BIG CROWDS - MARSHALL FIELD CLOCK - TINTED - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE AND WASHINGTON - LOOKING S E - BIG CROWDS - DOUBLE-DECK BUSES NOTE STREET CLOCKS - TINTED - 1916


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING N FROM ADAMS - RENOIR-LIKE TWO WOMEN AND A LITTLE GIRL - TINTED - 1907


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING N FROM VAN BUREN - SIGNS - STREETCARS - WAGONS - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STEVENS HOTEL - SEVENTH STREET ENTRANCE - COUPLE ARRIVING OR LEAVING - 1930s


Saturday, September 10, 2016

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE FURNITURE MART - TINTED - 1940s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE BLACKSTONE HOTEL - STREET VIEW - TINTED - c1930


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE - N OF JACKSON - AERIAL - TINTED - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SHERIDAN ROAD AND COLUMBIA - NE CORNER - BEAUTIFUL APARTMENTS - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PLAISANCE HOTEL - 1545 E 60TH - ON THE MIDWAY AT JACKSON PARK - ART DECO FRAME - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PAINTING OF CHICAGO IN 1831 - 1906


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY - MCCLINTOCK CAMPUS - ABBOTT HALL - TINTED - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NEW BISMARCK HOTEL - RANDOLPH - OPENED 1926


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - N MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING N FROM NEAR BRIDGE - TRIBUNE TOWER - WRIGLEY - MID 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN BLVD - LOOKING NW FROM INSIDE GRANT PARK - TINTED - 1917


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING S FROM ART INSTITUTE - LION FEATURED - SNOWSTORM - 1912


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING N FROM WASHINGTON - PANORAMA - TINTED - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - BLACKSTONE HOTEL ON LEFT - LOOKING NW - STREET LEVEL - TINTED - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MERCY HOSPITAL - AERIAL - PEOPLE WALKING BY WALLED GARDEN - TINTED - 19110s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LUTHERAN YOUTH BUILDING OF THE WALTHER LEAGUE - 875 N DEARBORN - TINTED


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - NORTH BOUND DRIVEWAY - AERIAL - TINTED - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - INDIAN MONUMENT - TINTED - 1907


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - DRIVEWAY - SINGLE CAR - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - CHILDREN'S BATHING BEACH - BIG CROWD - BEACH COP IN HELMET - TINTED - NICE VERSION - 1905


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN BUILDING - SOUTH CHICAGO - TINTED - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LAKESHORE CLUB OF CHICAGO- MAIN LOUNGE - c1970


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK - U.S. LIFE SAVING STATION - SEEN FROM MARINA - TINTED - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK - GOLF LINK - GROUP OF PLAYERS - 1911


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - IRVING PARK COUNTRY CLUB - 1907


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - INSTITUTIONAL CHURCH - 3825 DEARBORN - TWO BOYS IN FRONT - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ILLINOIS UNDERGROUND TUNNEL - ILLINOIS TUNNEL COMPANY TRAIN LOADED WITH BARRELS - TINTED - PRE-1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HEYWORTH BUILDING - MADISON BETWEEN STATE AND WABASH - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HAMILTON PARK - SWIMMING POOL - BIG CROWD - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GRANT PARK AND ILLINOIS CENTRAL DEPOT - GRANT STATUE - AERIAL - LOOKING S - TINTED - 1906