Thursday, November 28, 2013

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:  jc60649@yahoo.com

SOME INTERNET SITES FROM JOHN CHUCKMAN:


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 - NEW HOTEL GAULT - MADISON AND MARKET - DRAWING - EARLY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NAVY PIER - NIGHT - AS AMUSEMENT PARK - SKYLINE BEHIND - FAIRLY CONTEMPORARY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NAVY PIER - CALLED AMUSEMENT PIER - NOTE TRAIN AND ELEVATED STREETCARS - SHIP - 1916


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - N W CORNER DIVERSEY AND CALIFORNIA - MORRISON AND COMPANY DRY GOODS - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY - YESTERDAY'S MAIN STREET - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY - U-505 SUBMARINE OUTSIDE FULL LENGTH - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY - U-505 - TORPEDO ROOM - SLEEPING FACILITY FOR SOME CREW - 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY - THREE-QUARTERS VIEW OF FRONT - NOTE PARKING - 1955


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY - CEILING PLANES - SPITFIRE AND STUKA - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY - AERIAL - LOOKING NE AT LAKE - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MUNDELEIN COLLEGE - ADMINISTRATION BUILDING - 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MORRISON HOTEL - A LIVING ROOM - 1924


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE - BOOKSTORE FRONT


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE - BIBLE LECTURE CLASS - 1913


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MONTROSE-WILSON BEACH - WOMAN WITH PARASOL - CLOUDS - A FAVORITE CHICAGO IMAGE


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MONROE FOX COMPANY - CREDIT CLOTHIERS - 6421 S HALSTED - INTERIOR AND FRONT INSET - 1942


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MILWAUKEE AVE - KELLY'S HALF DAY ROADHOUSE CARS PARKED - 1923


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MIDWEST PARKWAY W - FROM WALLER - AUSTIN - LARGE HOMES - TREE-LINED STREET - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVENUE BLVD (CALLED THAT) - 1906


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE AND GRANT PARK - AERIAL - LOOKING S - NOTE ILLINOIS CENTRAL TRACKS - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE AND 111TH - ROSELAND - 1915


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING NW FROM ART INSTITUTE - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING N FROM BRIDGE - CALLED MAGNIFICENT MILE - c1965


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - AERIAL - LOOKING S - NOTE JOHN M SMYTH - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN - LOOKING N - DRAKE HOTEL AND PALMOLIVE BUILDING - 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MECHANICAL LOADING OF COAL DEMONSTRATED IN THE COAL MINE MUSEUM


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MCKOWN'S RESTAURANT - 8045 S ASHLAND - 3 INTERIOR IMAGES - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MCCLURG'S HOLIDAY DISPLAY - OFFICE 333 E ONTARIO - 1928


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MCCLURG BUILDING - WABASH - BETWEEN ADAMS AND JACKSON - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MARTY'S FINEST AND LARGEST ITALIAN RESTAURANT - 4 IMAGES - 3 DINING ROOMS AND BAR - 936 DIVERSEY PARKWAY - 1944


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S - SUMMER FURNITURE - ATTRACTIVE CORNER - TINTED - EARLY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S - STATE AND WASHINGTON - HUGE CROWD - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S - SILVER DEPARTMENT - NICE VERSION - 1936


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S - SECOND HALF NEW BUILDING COMPLETE - NOTE NO CLOCK - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S - NARCISSUS FOUNTAIN ROOM - SEVENTH FLOOR NORTH WABASH - ONE OF SIX RESTAURANTS - 1936


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S - CARPET DEPARTMENT - NICE VERSION - 1936


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MARINA CITY AND SURROUNDINGS - LOOKING NE - AERIAL - 1966


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MANOR HOUSE HOTEL - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MADISON W FROM STATE AERIAL - MCVICKERS THEATER - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MADISON FROM CLARK - LOOKING E - NOTE FANNIE MAY - O G SHOES - MOVIE OKLAHOMA - 1955


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MADISON - E FROM DEARBORN - AERIAL - I WILL SERIES - 1911


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LYON AND HEALY - ART ROOM - PIANOS ON DISPLAY - 1909