Friday, December 26, 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 - CLARK AND DIVERSEY - HANKE DRUGS - STREETCAR - NOTE SIGN TO RIVERVIEW ON LEFT - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CLARK AND ADAMS - AERIAL - EDISON BUILDING - TINTED - EARLY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CLARENDON MUNICIPAL BATHING BEACH - PAVILION - CARS PARKED - LARGE CROWD IN LINES - MOUNTED POLICEMAN - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO STOCK YARDS - GREETINGS - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER AT NORTH AVE - IMAGE TURN OF CENTURY - PART OF 1976 HISTORICAL SERIES


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - LOOKING EAST - SECOND LARGEST CITY SERIES - 1951


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - FACTORIES SHIPS AND SKYLINE - AERIAL - 1966


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - CLARK STREET BRIDGE - SHIPS - PRE-1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - AERIAL - LOOKING E


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RAILROAD FAIR - EASTERN RAILROADS PYLON - 1949


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARIES - NEWBERRY - JOHN CRERAR - HARPER - CENTRAL - NICE VERSION - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO LOOP SYNAGOGUE - 16 S CLARK - INTERIOR - STAINED GLASS WINDOW - 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO IN 1860 - MICHIGAN AVE FROM ILLINOIS CENTRAL TRACKS - REPRINT OF HISTORICAL IMAGE


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO HELICOPTER AIRWAYS - HELICOPTER FROM CONRAD HILTON FLYING TO O'HARE - NICE VERSION - 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO BEACH HOTEL - VIEW FROM LAKE - NOTE WHAT APPEARS TO BE LIFE SAVING STATION ON LEFT - 1910s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA RAPID TRANSIT - LARAMIE RAIL YARDS - AERIAL - 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA RAPID TRANSIT - ISABELLA STATION - 1973


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA RAPID TRANSIT - CICERO STATION - BICENTENNNIAL LIVERY - 1979


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA PCC STREETCAR TURNING - MADISON ROUTE NEAR KEDZIE - CONDUCTOR IN DOOR - 1952


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA NEW LOOK BUS - SOUTH CHICAGO - YATES - COLFAX - CAME INTO SERVICE 1965 - 1969


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA ELEVATED STRUCTURE - GARFIELD PARK - TRAIN OVER EXPRESSWAY - 1956


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA ELEVATED STRUCTURE - CONGRESS EXPRESSWAY AND ASHLAND - 1967


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA ELEVATED STRUCTURE - 35TH STREET - TRAIN IN STATION - ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY IN BACKGROUND - 1967


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA ELEVATED RAPID TRANSIT - TRACK CROSSING - AERIAL - 1979


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA ELEVATED - UNKNOWN STATION - CONDUCTOR AND MOTORMAN WAITING ON PLATFORM TALKING - 1962


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA ELEVATED - N OF WELLS AND QUINCY - 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA ELEVATED - MRECHANDISE MART STATION - PEOPLE WAITING FOR TRAIN - 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA ELEVATED - ARMITAGE STATION - TRAINS FROM EACH DIRECTION - 1960s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA ELEVATED - 2 TRAINS GOING THROUGH INTERSECTION - 2 DIFFERENT VIEWS - 1961


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO CIVIC OPERA COMPANY - SOPRANO AMELITA GALLI-CURCI - 1923


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - FULTON'S SHANTY TAKE-OUT FRIED FISH - 1009 W LAKE - RED METALLIC


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - FULTON'S SHANTY TAKE-OUT FRIED FISH - 1009 W LAKE - BLACK


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - FROLICS NIGHT CLUB - 3 N CLARK - 70 W MADISON - CHICAGO'S GAYEST


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - FRAN'S COZY TAP - 8621 S VINCENNES - E OF HALSTED


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - FRANK AND MARIE RESTAURANT- COCKTAILS - 5318-20 N SHERIDAN ROAD


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - FONDUE STUBE - CHICAGO'S FINEST CLASSICAL MUSIC RESTAURANT - 2717 W PETERSON


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - FLANDER'S TEA ROOM - 7501 EXCHANGE AVE - SOUTH SHORE'S MOST POPULAR RESTAURANT - SE CORNER OF 75TH AND EXCHANGE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - FLANDER'S TEA ROOM - 7501 EXCHANGE AVE - SOUTH SHORE'S MOST POPULAR RESTAURANT - INSIDE - SE CORNER OF 75TH AND EXCHANGE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - FAMOUS DOOR - BROADWAY AND DIVERSEY - CONTINUOUS SHOW AND DANCING


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - F. V. LORENZ DRUGS LUNCHEONETTE - 75TH AND SOUTH PARK


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - ESQUIRE PUB - 115 S DEARBORN


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - ESQUIRE DRUGS - 6701 NORMAL BLVD - AMMONIATED COUGH BREAKER


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - ERNESTO - 69 E WALTON


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - ENGLEWOOD ARMS HOTEL - 824 W 62ND - TRANSIENTS INVITED


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - ELKS LODGE NUMBER 4 - 3 N CLARK


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - ELITE SWEET SHOP - IRVING PARK AT SOUTHPORT - LIGHT LUNCH


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - EL PINGUINO CLUB - 3137 S HALSTED - DINE AND DANCE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - EDMANSON-BOCK CATERING - 2855 N HALSTED


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL - POLYNESIAN VILLAGE RESTAURANT