Monday, February 01, 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

PHOTO - CHICAGO - ROESER'S BAKERY - 3216 NORTH AVE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK - AERIAL - ALADDIN'S CASTLE - END OF PARK - 1968


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RIVER WRIGLEY BUIDING AND WACKER - AERIAL - SUN-TIMES UNDER CONSTRUCTION - 1957


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RIVER WEST OF DOWNTOWN AND PART OF DOWNTOWN - AERIAL - 1929


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RIVER AND WATERFRONT AND SKYLINE - FROM TOP OF NEW TRIBUNE BUILDING - NOTE EXTENT OF RAILROADS - 1926


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RIVER AND WACKER DRIVE - NEWLY COMPLETED SUN-TIMES BUILDING - AERIAL - 1957


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RIVER - AERIAL - LOOKING E FROM MICHIGAN - 1967


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH STREET- LOOKING W - EVENING - SNAPSHOT - 1966


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH STREET - HAYMARKET AREA - AERIAL - MANY WAGONS - NOTE HAYMARKET RIOT STATUE LOWER RIGHT - 1892


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH NEAR DESPLAINES - PULLMAN STREETCAR TURNING - GAROD RADIO SIGN - 1951 - EDITED FROM AN AL CHIONE IMAGE


PHOTO – CHICAGO – RANDOLPH AT DEARBORN – WOODS THEATER – PETE’S STEAKS – HENNER FORD – 1953


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH - LOOKING W FROM STATE - EARLY EVENING - 1970


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH - LOOKING E - STEREO IMAGE - UNDERWOOD AND UNDERWOOD - 1903


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH - JUST W OF WABASH - COOKS GIFTS - FANNIE MAY CANDY - STOUFFERS - GRAY LINE SIGHT-SEEING BUS PARKED - c1970


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH - BETWEEN CLARK AND DEARBORN - SCHILLER THEATER - AERIAL - 1893


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH - 78TH STREET SECTION - LOOKING N TOWARDS NICHOLS BEACH AND FAIR PAVILION - 1905


PHOTO - CHICAGO - PULLMAN STREETCAR INTERIOR - WICKER SEATS - NOTE KENNELLY FOR MAYOR AD ON LEFT - 1951 SIGN ABOVE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - PULLMAN STREETCAR CROSSING RIVER - 1951


PHOTO - CHICAGO - PROMONATORY POINT - 55TH AND SOUTH SHORE DRIVE - FAIRLY CONTEMPORARY


PHOTO - CHICAGO - PORTION OF MAXWELL STREET - 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - PENNY ARCADE EXHIBIT - UNKNOWN LOCATION - EXHIBIT SUPPLY COMPANY - 1941


PHOTO - CHICAGO - PART OF NORTH AVENUE BEACH - BIG CROWD - 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - PARIS GARTER FACTORY - CONGRESS - INTERIOR WITH WORKERS - c1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - PARADE FOR QUEEN ELIZABETH - GOVERNOR STRATTON AND MAYOR DALEY IN CAR - FOR OPENING OF ST LAWRENCE SEAWAY - 1959


PHOTO - CHICAGO - PAN-AM GAMES 1959 - SWIMMING EVENT - SNAPSHOT


PHOTO - CHICAGO - PALMER HOUSE - THE EMPIRE ROOM - UNKNOWN GROUP OF WOMEN - NOTE THE HATS - 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ORIENTAL THEATER - EDGE OF OLD HEIDELBERG RESTAURANT - SNAPSHOT - 1955


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ONAHAN SCHOOL - 6634 RAVEN - CLASS PICTURE - LOOKS LIKE 8TH GRADE - 1954


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - THE DEVONSHIRE HOTEL - 19 E OHIO - HOMELIKE - SERVICE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - THE DAVIS STORE - STATE JACKSON VAN BUREN - LATER GOLDBLATT'S


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - THE CENTURY - 27 S WABASH - DANCE NIGHTLY - 80 BEAUTIFUL GIRLS - LESTER LOVE'S ORCHESTRA


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - THE 17 RESTAURANT - 17 W RANDOLPH


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - TARRY WITH HARRY - 2741 W MADISON - MUSIC DANCING


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - TALK-A-PHONE - INTERCOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - TAI DONG RESTAURANT - 2206 S WENTWORTH


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - SUPERIOR TEA ROOM - 1757 W 95TH


MAP - CHICAGO - WORLD'S FAIR 1933 - ILLUSTRATED - 1933


MAP - CHICAGO - SINCLAIR SERVICE STATION - H-C GAS


MAP - CHICAGO - RASCHER'S BIRDS-EYE VIEW OF THE CHICAGO PAKING HOUSES - PROJECTION - 1890


MAP - CHICAGO - RAPID TRANSIT LINES - FISH-EYE AERIAL VIEW - 1950


MAP - CHICAGO - RAILROAD LINES AND DEPOTS - NICE VERSION - 1910


MAP - CHICAGO - PANORAMIC VIEW - CENTERED ON HYDE PARK - PROJECTION - CALLED THIS IS OUR NEIGHBORHOOD - LAUREN NASSEF


MAP - CHICAGO - NEW GUIDE MAP - 1885


MAP - CHICAGO - ELEVATED TRAINS AND ROCK ISLAND STATION - 1897


MAP - CHICAGO - COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION - AERIAL IN PERSPECTIVE - VERY LARGE IMAGE - 1893


MAP - CHICAGO - CENTRAL CHICAGO - 1946


MAP - CHICAGO - CENTRAL BUSINESS SECTION - AERIAL - 1916


MAP - CHICAGO - BUSINESS DISTRICT - BIRD'S-EYE VIEW - 1898


MAP - CHICAGO - 1946