Saturday, February 6, 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 - UNKNOWN NIGHT CLUB - WOMEN DANCERS AND BLACK BAND - CUSTOMERS AROUND STAGE - 1941


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN NEIGHBORHOOD SHOPPING STREET - AERIAL - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN LOCATION ON STATE STREET - CTA WITT STREETCAR - 1949


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN LOCATION ON STATE STREET - CSL STREETCAR - SIGN FOR WARD'S SOFT BREAD - 1939


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN LOCATION ON HALSTED - PCC STREETCAR TURNING - ELABORATE OLD APARTMENTS - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN LOCATION DOWNTOWN - PEOPLE USING TEMPORARY HANDRAIL AGAINST HEAVY WINDS - 1978


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN LARGE BUICK DEALER - STREETCAR PASSING - 1952


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 71ST AND STONY ISLAND - STREETCAR RIGHT OF WAY - PEOPLE WAITING - c1950 EDITED FROM AN AL CHIONE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN INTERSECTION - LIKELY SOUTH SIDE - TWO BLACK WOMEN WAITING FOR BUS - SNAPSHOT - 1962


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN DEPARTMENT STORE SANTA - GROUP OF BUNDLED-UP CHILDREN - 1929 - EDITED FROM A DAILY NEWS IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN DEPARTMENT STORE - CHRISTMAS - GIRLS AND DOLLS - ONE IN LOVE - 1936 - EDITED FROM A TRIBUNE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN COMMERCIAL STREET - WINSTON'S CREDIT JEWELERS - JOY CANDIES - c1950 - EDITED FROM AN AL CHIONE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN COMMERCIAL STREET - PCC STREETCAR - c1950 - EDITED FROM AN AL CHIONE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN COMMERCIAL STREET - KRESGE 5 AND 10 - PULLMAN STREETCAR STOPPED - DRIVER IN DOOR - 1949


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN COMMERCIAL STREET - CSL PULLMAN STREETCAR - C &WT BEHIND - UNKNOWN THEATER ON RIGHT - 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN COMMERCIAL STREET - AERIAL - LOOKS LIKE RUSH HOUR - EARLY 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN BEAUTY CONTEST - WOMEN LINED-UP LIKE CHORUS LINE - 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN BEACH - WOMAN BEACH CONSTABLE MEASURES YOUNG WOMAN'S SWIM SUIT TO SEE IF IT CONFORMS TO THE LAW - 1921


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN BEACH - CROWD - WOMAN WITH HAT IN FRONT - SNAPSHOT - 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN BEACH - BEACH POLICEMAN TALKING WITH YOUNG WOMEN ABOUT SHORT SUIT LAW - 1922


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN APARTMENT BUILDING - TWO WOMEN IN FRONT - 1930s


WRAPPER - CHICAGO - MAUN AND LUND - 690 S MICHIGAN AVE - HAPPY DAYS ICE CREAM BAR


TRANSFERS - CHICAGO - CTA BUSES - 5 ROUTES - BACKS - CARTOONS - 1950s


TRANSFERS - CHICAGO - CTA BUSES - 5 ROUTES - 1950s


TRANSFERS - CHICAGO - CHICAGO SURFACE LINES - FRONT - 1923 AND 1926


TRANSFERS - CHICAGO - CHICAGO SURFACE LINES - BACK - 1923 AND 1926


TRANSFER - CHICAGO - CHICAGO SURFACE LINES - STONY ISLAND ROUTE - FRONT AND BACK - c1940


TOKEN - CHICAGO - WINDSOR PARK LOUNGE - 2662 E 75TH - N SIDE HALFWAY BETWEEN EXCHANGE AND COLES


TOKEN - CHICAGO - WIEBOLDT'S DEPARTMENT STORE - CHARGE COIN


TOKEN - CHICAGO - UNION STOCK YARDS - COMMERATIVE - 75TH ANNIVERSARY - WORLD'S LARGEST FOR SELLING LIVESTOCK - 1940


TOKEN - CHICAGO - TREASURE CHEST - - GAME ROOM - RANDOLPH - REPLAY - NO CASH VALUE


TOKEN - CHICAGO - TOWN HOUSE RESTAURANT - SHERIDAN AND MORSE - SILVER ANNIVERSARY - ONE DOLLAR


TOKEN - CHICAGO - TOPPER'S RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE - ONE DOLLAR FOOD AND DRINK


TOKEN - CHICAGO - TOP HAT LOUNGE - 7510 SAGINAW - NEAR 75TH AND EXCHANGE S W CORNER - CHARLIE MCGILL - FIVE CENTS


TOKEN - CHICAGO - THE RAVEN INN - 4553 RAVENSWOOD - FIVE CENTS


TOKEN - CHICAGO - RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK - TWO-CENT SATURDAYS


TOKEN - CHICAGO - R. H. COUNTISS - GROCER AND TEA DEALER - CLARK AT VAN BUREN - BUSINESS CARD


TOKEN - CHICAGO - PRIMA BREWING COMPANY - ONWARD CHICAGO - GOOD FOR ONE GLASS OF PRIMA AT ANY TAVERN - 1935


TOKEN - CHICAGO - PALMOLIVE-PEET COMPANY - ONE CAKE PALMOLIVE SOAP FREE WHEN YOU BUY ONE


TOKEN - CHICAGO - MORRIS B. SACHS - 6633 S HALSTED - CREDIT WITH A SMILE - TWO DOLLARS


TOKEN - CHICAGO - MATH IGLER'S RESTAURANT - CHICAGO'S BEAUTY SPOT - 50 CENTS


TOKEN - CHICAGO - MANDARIN INN - 3608 N CICERO - TWENTY-FIVE CENTS IN DRINKS ONLY


TOKEN - CHICAGO - LYLE'S LOUNGE - 1840 E 71ST - N SIDE E OF CONSTANCE - FIVE CENTS


TOKEN - CHICAGO - LOGAN DEPARTMENT STORE - ONE-HALF CENT - REDEEMABLE IN CASH


TOKEN - CHICAGO - L'AIGLON RESTAURANT - GOOD FOR ONE DOLLAR IN TRADE


TOKEN - CHICAGO - KENTUCKY COCKTAIL LOUNGE - 6725-9 S ASHLAND - TWENTY-FIVE CENTS IN DRINKS


TOKEN - CHICAGO - KASPER AND BARNES JEWELRY - MCVICKERS THEATRE BUILDING - REPAIR CHECK


TOKEN - CHICAGO - KAPPY'S - 71ST AND JEFFERY - ONE DOLLAR


TOKEN - CHICAGO - JOHN P. HARDING RESTAURANT - FIVE CENTS IN MERCHANDISE