Saturday, September 10, 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

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


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - EDGEWATER CLUB HOUSE AND PIER - AERIAL


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DREXEL BLVD - LOOKING N FROM 46TH - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DEARBORN - N OF VAN BUREN - PRINTED LASALLE WRITTEN OVER - PRE-1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - COLUMBIA YACHT CLUB - VIEW FROM LAKE - STEAMER BOATS - TINTED - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER LOOKING E FROM JUST W OF MARINA CITY - NIGHT - AERIAL - MID-1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER AND MICHIGAN BLVD BRIDGE - AERIAL - LOOKING W - NOTE CAR PARK AND TRAIN YARD - 1953


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO AND NORTH WESTERN RAILROAD - TYPICAL COACH ON THE 400 BETWEEN CHICAGO AND MINNEAPOLIS - PASSENGERS AND PORTER - TINTED - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTRAL LIBRARY - MICHIGAN AND WASHINGTON - LINE OF STREETCARS - TINTED - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BERNARR MACFADDEN HEALTHATORIUM - 42ND AND GRAND - NICE VERSION - TINTED - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ART INSTITUTE AND FERGUSAN FOUNTAIN - AERIAL - TRAFFIC ON MICHIGAN - TINTED - c1915


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ARCHBISHOP'S RESIDENCE - OPPOSITE LINCOLN PARK - TINTED - 1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - APARTMENT BUILDING - UNKNOWN STREET - ELECTRIC CAR PARKED IN FRONT - PEOPLE POSING - 1917


PHOTO - CHICAGO - YOUNG WOMAN GRADUATE WITH DIPLOMA AND RIBBONS - SMIT AND YOUNG STUDIO - 9035 COMMERCIAL AVE - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNION STOCK YARDS - HORSE AUCTION - 1911


PHOTO - CHICAGO - GRANT PARK - LOOKING N - FROM UNDER THE STAUE OF GENERAL GRANT WHICH USED TO STAND THERE - 1957


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - BASE OF WRIGLEY BUILDING - WENDELLA BOAT RIDES - 1970s


MENU - CHICAGO - CARSON PIRIE SCOTT DEPARTMENT STORE - CHILDREN'S MENU - c1960


MENU - CHICAGO - CARSON PIRIE SCOTT DEPARTMENT STORE - CHILDREN'S MENU - INSIDE - c1960


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - YACHT CLUB - 50 E OAK


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - SAIN'S RESTAURANT - 871 RUSH