Friday, February 13, 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 - LINCOLN PARK - LAKESHORE VIEW FROM HIGH BLUFF - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - LAKE SHORE - BIG WAVES - CROWDS WALKING AND BOYS PLAYING - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - GROUP OF COUPLES AT WATER LILIES - I WILL SERIES - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - GIRAFFES IN ZOO - 1915


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - FRANKLIN MONUMENT - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - FOUNTAIN AND TREE-LINED WALK - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - CONSERVATORY AND LAGOON - MAN IN STRAW HAT - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - CHILDREN'S DAY AT THE BEACH - BABY SANITARIUM TO RIGHT - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - CHILDREN'S BATHING BEACH - MADE FROM 1901 PHOTO - TINTED - 1905


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - BRIDGE SCENE BY LAGOON - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - BAND CONCERT HUGE CROWD - TINTED - NICE VERSION - 1907


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - AERIAL - NORTH BOUND DRIVEWAY - 1924


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN AT ORCHARD - 1914


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LIGHT HOUSE ON LAKE MICHIGAN - HIT BY HUGE WAVES - CALLED UP AGAINST IT - 1912


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LEXINGTON HOTEL - MICHIGAN BLVD AND 22ND - PRINT FROM 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LEXINGTON HOTEL - LOBBY - NOTE SPITTOONS LATER AL CAPONE'S HEADQUARTERS - 1914


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LEXINGTON AVE BAPTIST CHURCH - LEXINGTON AND 62ND - 1911


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LEWIS INSTITUTE - CORNER IMAGE - PEDESTRIANS - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LEDERER DEPARTMENT STORE - SOUTH CHICAGO -


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LANGLEY AVE - E SIDE - N OF 44TH - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LANDER'S RESTAURANT - 134 S WABASH - 3 INTERIOR VIEWS - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LAKEVIEW PRESCRIPTION LABORATORY - 648 DIVERSEY PARKWAY - JUST W OF CLARK - DEVOTED TO DOCTORS AND THEIR PATIENTS - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LAKEFRONT AND ROOSEVELT ROAD - NEW ILLINOIS CENTRAL DEPOT - NEW FIELD MUSEUM - 1922


Thursday, February 12, 2015

PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING N FROM RANDOLPH - BIG CROWDS - CHICAGO AND STATE LAKE THEATERS - RONNY'S STEAKS - 1969


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING N - BIG CROWDS CROSSING STREET - MANY BUSES - FORE-SHORTENING FROM TELEPHOTO LENS - c1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - FIRE PREVENTION PARADE - FLOAT PASSING FOLLIES BURLESQUE - c1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - CSL STREETCAR - SIGN FOR WARD'S SOFT BUN BREAD - 1939


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - CORNER OF MANDEL BROTHERS' - CROWDS CROSSING - STREETCAR - SNAPSHOT - 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - CONSTRUCTION OF SUBWAY - CROWDS - TEMPORARY STREETCAR TRACKS - AERIAL - EARLY 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - CHRISTMAS SEASON - NIGHT - WOMAN AND DAUGHTER WALKING WITH SHOPPING - 1975


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - BURLESQUE SIGNS - BILLIARDS - LOANS - LOOKING N FROM S OF LOOP - 1944


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - AT MONROE - LOOKING N - PEOPLE WAITING FOR BUS IN NEW SHELTERS - NEW-LOOK BUS - 1979


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - AERIAL - LOOKING S - MARSHALL FIELD'S UPPER LEFT - CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS - HUGE CROWDS - 1931


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - AERIAL - FIELD'S TWO HALVES FINISHED - WELLS BROTHERS CANDY LEFT - THEATORIUM RIGHT - BURDICK ENAMEL SIGNS - 1907


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - 3 CHILDREN WATCHING WORKERS PUTTING UP CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS - BONDS STORE BACKGROUND - 1949


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE AND RANDOLPH - NIGHT - HAIR DESIGNER CHRISTMAS CREATION MODELLED BY PAULETTE BREEN - MARSHALL FIELD'S IN BACKGROUND - 1970


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE AND RANDOLPH - CITY CREWS CLEANING SNOW - LOOP - STATE LAKE - ELEVATED - TWIN COACH BUS - 1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ST BRIDES CHURCH INTERIOR - SOUTH SHORE - UNKNOWN WEDDING CEREMONY - 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE COUNTRY CLUB - CABINET STYLE FRAME - 1907


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SOPRANO MARY GARDEN - MOFFETT STUDIO - 1921


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SONS OF STORE OWNER THROWING BUCKETS OF WATER ON WINDOWS TO COOL STORE - THARP'S CONFECTIONERY - 100 DEGREE DAY - 1940


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - THE TWINS - 2255 E 79TH - S SIDE 79TH JUST W OF CRANDON - AND PARK FOREST


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - THE SWEDISH CLUB OF CHICAGO


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - THE RED BOOK - CLASSIFIED PHONE BOOK


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - THE PLATTER RESTAURANT - 1445 W 95TH


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - THE ORIGINAL PANCAKE HOUSE - 10437 S WESTERN


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - THE NEW HAMILTON HOTEL - DEARBORN AT MADISON - PROPERLY MIXED COCKTAILS


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - THE NEW ATLAS HOTEL - 608-65 N CLARK - MUTOSOPE-TYPE IMAGE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - THE MINT RESTAURANT - 2559 LAWRENCE