Saturday, February 14, 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 - MICHIGAN AVE BRIDGE - AERIAL - LOOKING SW - WRIGLEY BUIDING ON RIGHT - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE AND ART INSTITUTE - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - N FROM 112TH - ROSELAND - 1913


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING S FROM RANDOLPH - PERGOLA - GRANT PARK - - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING S FROM RANDOLPH - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING S - FROM STEPS OF ART INSTITUTE - 1921


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING N FROM NEAR ADAMS - ART INSTITUTE - PRUDENTIAL - COKE SIGN - LATE 1950s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING N FROM AUDITORIUM HOTEL - YOUNG TREES - INTERESTING COLORS - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING N - BRIDGE OVER RIVER - NOTE PEDESTRIAN ISLAND LOWER RIGHT - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - GRANT PARK - LOOKING S FROM RANDOLPH - 2 PLANES DRAWN IN - WORLD'S FAIR SERIES - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - AERIAL WATER TOWER AREA - LOOKING N - 1959


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - 115TH N - ROSELAND - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - N FROM 26TH - 1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN - LOOKING N - ONE ART INSTITUTE LION - 1956


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - METROPOLITAN FUNERAL PARLORS - 4445 S PARKWAY - OWNED AND OPERATED BY NEGROES PRINTED ON BACK


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MELODY MILL BALLROOM - 2401 DES PLAINES - NORTH RIVERSIDE - 3 IMAGES - 1944


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MEDINAH TEMPLE SHRINE MOSQUE - AERIAL - 1925


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MCNEIL AND HIGGINS COMPANY - NONE SUCH FOOD PRODUCTS - CHERRY PRESERVES - WANT TO PLEASE YOUR HUSBAND - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MCKINLOCK CAMPUS - NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY - AERIAL - PART OF NAVY PIER - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MAXWELL STREET - HUGE CROWD - TINTED - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MATHER TOWER AND LONDON GUARANTEE BUILDING - WACKER DRIVE - AERIAL - LOOKING E - 1933


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - CHICAGO AURORA AND ELGIN - CHICAGO EXPRESS PICKING UP PASSENGERS - DOWNTOWN AURORA - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - CHICAGO AND NORTHWESTERN COMMUTER LEAVING CITY - 1977


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - CHICAGO AND NORTH WESTERN - WOODEN CABOOSE - 1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - CHICAGO AND NORTH WESTERN - STREAMLINED STEAM ENGINE 4008 - LATE 1930s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - CHICAGO AND NORTH WESTERN - STREAMLINED STEAM ENGINE 4008 - ENGINEER AT WINDOW - 1930s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - CHICAGO AND NORTH WESTERN - STREAMLINED STEAM ENGINE 4007 - ON TURNTABLE -1947


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - CHICAGO AND NORTH WESTERN - PARLOR CAR INTERIOR - 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - CHICAGO AND NORTH WESTERN - FREIGHT - 1983


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - CHICAGO AND NORTH WESTERN - PULLING COMMUTER-TYPE CARS - GREEN BAY - 1968


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - CHICAGO AND NORTH SHORE - ELECTROLINER - EDISON COURT STATION - CROSSING GATES DOWN - c1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - CHICAGO AND ILLINOIS MIDLAND - TWO CABOOSES - 1966 - EDITED FROM UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - CHICAGO AND ILLINOIS MIDLAND - ILLINOIS CENTRAL - SANTE FE - 3 BOXCARS - 1968


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - CHICAGO AND ILLINOIS MIDLAND - DIESEL-ELECTRIC ENGINES 73 AND 74 - 1977


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - CHICAGO AND GREAT WESTERN - STEAM ENGINE 757 AND TENDER - 1941


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - CHESAPEAKE AND OHIO 500 ENGINE AND CARS - CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL RAIL FAIR - 1949


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - CHESAPEAKE AND OHIO - DIESEL ELECTRIC ENGINE 3026 - 1969


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR - 1970


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - C AND E I - STREAMLINED STEAM ENGINE 1008


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - C AND E I - DIXIE LIMITED - DINING CAR INTERIOR


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - C AND E I - DIESEL ENGINE 750 - 1968


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - BURLINGTON ROUTE - STEAM ENGINE 4003 - 1958


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - BURLINGTON NORTHERN - DOUBLE-DECKER PASSENGER TRAIN LEAVING CITY - AERIAL - 1972


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - BURLINGTON DIESEL ENGINES - AERIAL - PENNSYLVANIA STATION - 1972


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - BURLINGTON - ZEPHYR TRAINS ENTER SERVICE - 1934


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - BURLINGTON - STEAM ENGINE 4963 - PERHAPS HEADED TOWARDS SCRAP - 1967


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - BURLINGTON - MORNING ZEPHYR - AERIAL - 1967


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - BURLINGTON - LEAVING WITH COMMUTER-TYPE CARS - 1963


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - BURLINGTON - DIESEL ENGINE 9948 - 1973