Sunday, February 15, 2015

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 - OAK STREET BEACH - HUGE CROWD - PART OF GOLD COAST SERIES - 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - OAK STREET BEACH - HUGE CROWD - NOTE BABY BUGGY - TINTED - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - OAK STREET BEACH - BIG CROWD - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - OAK STREET BEACH - BIG CROWD - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - OAK STREET AND GOLD COAST - CALLED A BIT OF CHICAGO'S 30 MILE BATHING BEACH - STEREOSCOPE - 1925


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NYBERG AUTO - INDIANA PLANT - AERIAL - CHICAGO OFFICE 2437 MICHIGAN AVE - 1913


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NOVAK'S DELI CIGAR AND CANDY STORE - CHICAGO HEIGHTS - 3 PEOPLE IN FRONT - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NORWEGIAN LUTHERAN MEMORIAL CHURCH - 2614 N KEDZIE BLVD


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NORTHWESTERN DEPOT - CROWD OF VEHICLES AND STREETCARS - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NORTHWEST READY ROOFING - 2330 N WESTERN DIAMOND POINT ROOFING - RED GREEN BLUE BLACK OR POLYCHROME - 1923


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NORTHERN END OF SKYLINE - LOOKING S E - 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NORTH WESTERN PASSENGER DEPOT - EARLIER ONE - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NORTH SHORELINE - AERIAL


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NORTH SHORE HOTEL - DAVIS AND CHICAGO - EVANSTON - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NORTH SHORE BATHING BEACH - CROWD - LIFE BOATS - DIVING PLATFORM - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NORTH MICHIGAN AVE - NIGHT - CHRISTMAS LIGHTS - COUPLE WALKING - NORTH MICHIGAN AVE SERIES


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NORTH END OF SUBWAY - WHERE IT JOINS ELEVATED - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NORTH AMERICAN RESTAURANT - STATE AND MONROE - STAGE WITH EXHIBITION ICE SKATING - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NORMANDY HOUSE RESTAURANT - N MICHIGAN AVE AT CHICAGO - FACING WATER TOWER - DINING ROOMS - 1957


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NORMANDY HOUSE RESTAURANT - N MICHIGAN AT CHICAGO - ARTWORK BY EDGAR MILLER WHO DECORATED THE RESTAURANT - 1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NORMAL PARK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH - HAMILTON PARK - 1911


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NICHOLS (THEN PRIVATE PORTION OF WHAT BECAME RAINBOW) ) BEACH - HUGE CROWD - NOTE SUITS DRYING ALONG TOP OF BUILDING - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NEW MORRISON HOTEL - BOSTON OYSTER HOUSE RESTAURANT AND BANQUET ROOM - 1916


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NEW MICHIGAN AVE BRIDGE - ONLY DOUBLE-DECK JACK-KNIFE IN THE WORLD - VIEW FROM BELOW - LONDON GUARANTEE BUILDING - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NEW CHICAGO BEACH HOTEL - LONG VIEW - TINTED


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NEW BREVOORT HOTEL - ENTRANCE - RESTAURANT DOWN STAIRS - MEN TALKING - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NEW BISMARCK HOTEL - DUTCH ROOM (BAUERNSTUBE) RESTAURANT - 1928


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NAVY PIER FROM THE AIR - SECOND LARGEST CITY SERIES - 1951


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NAVY PIER (MUNICIPAL PIER) - BOAT LANDING NEAR EAST END - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NAVY PIER - INTERESTING PERSPECTIVE FROM PARK IN FRONT - AERIAL - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NAVY PIER - CALLED MUNICIPAL PIER - PROMENADE FROM OBSEERVATION TOWER - AERIAL - LIKELY NEAR OPENING IN 1916


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NAVY PIER - CALLED MUNICIPAL PIER - OPEN SHELTER - BIG CROWD - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NAVY PIER - CALLED MUNICIPAL PIER - ENTRANCE - NOTE TRAIN AND ELEVATED STREETCARS - 1917


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NAVY PIER - CALLED MUNICIPAL PIER - AERIAL SHIPS - STREETCAR - TINTED - 1929


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NAVY PIER - CALLED MUNICIPAL PIER - AERIAL - 1918


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE LITTLE FLOWER - 6413 S DANTE CARELITE FATHERS - SAINT THERESE - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - N MICHIGAN AVE - WATER TOWER - PALMOLIVE - BUS APPROACHING STOP - 1950s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - N MICHIGAN AVE - AERIAL - LOOKING N - DRAKE HOTEL - WATER TOWER - IMAGE 1920s - PART OF LATER SERIES


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MUSEUM OFSCIENCE AND INDUSTRY - GASOLINE BUGGIES AND MEN'S STYLES


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY - THE FARM - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY - ONE CORNER OF SANTE FE MODEL RAILROAD - 1940s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY - MUSEUM CAFETERIA IN BASEMENT - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY - MOUNTAIN STEAM ENGINE - 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY - HOTEL WINDERMERE EAST IN BACKGROUND - AERIAL - LOOKING N W - SECOND LARGEST CITY SERIES - 1951


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY - E END - SUBMARINE U-505 - 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY - COALMINE EXHIBIT - MECHANICAL COAL LOADING - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY - CAPTURED U-505 SUBMARINE - THE GALLEY - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY - AERIAL - LOOKING NE - TINTED - NICE VERSION - 1938


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY (FIELD) - APATOSAURUS MURAL - CHARLES R. KNIGHT