Sunday, October 14, 2018

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 PLACES ON WORDPRESS: FEATURING THE BELOVED URBAN VILLAGE OF SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO

CHUCKMAN'S PHOTOS ON WORDPRESS: CHICAGO NOSTALGIA AND MEMORABILIA

CHUCKMAN'S PHOTOS ON WORDPRESS: TORONTO NOSTALGIA

CHUCKMAN’S MONTREAL

CHUCKMAN'S PHOTOS ON WORD PRESS

CHUCKMAN'S KODACHROMES ON WORDPRESS: JOHN AND BOBBY LONG AGO

CHUCKMAN'S PORT STANLEY

CHUCKMAN'S BAYFIELD

CHUCKMAN'S GODERICH

CHUCKMAN'S ILES DE LA MADELEINE (MAGDALEN ISLANDS)

CHUCKMAN'S ART

CHUCKMAN'S ROBOTS

CHUCKMAN'S GALLERY OF GROTESQUES

CHUCKMAN'S CARTOON COMMENTS

CHUCKMAN'S PHOTOS ON WORDPRESS: 1920s ARCADE CARD BEAUTIES – THEIR CHARM AND GRACE AND WHIMSY

CHUCKMAN'S WORDS ON WORDPRESS: POLITICAL ESSAYS

CHUCKMAN'S WORDS ON WORDPRESS: COMMENTS FROM THE WORLD'S PRESS

CHUCKMAN'S MISCELLANEA OF WORDS

CHUCKMAN'S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS OF THE 1950S VOLUME 01 (OF 4 VOLUMES)




ME, ROUGHLY: THE DECLINE IS RAPID NOW

POSTER - CHICAGO - LAKEFRONT AND SKYLINE - MARINAS - RENOVATED SOLDIER FIELD - AERIAL LOOKING N - FAIRLY CONTEMPORARY


POSTER - CHICAGO - BEACHES OF CHICAGO - PAINTING OF CHILDREN PLAYING IN WATER


POSTCARD - CHICAGO EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL - 5300 BLOCK SHERIDAN ROAD - MARINE DINING ROOM INTERIOR - TINTED


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WACKER DRIVE AND ITS LEVELS - SEEN FROM OVER RIVER - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THIRD CHURCH OF CHRIST SCIENTIST - WASHINGTON BLVD - THREE-QUARTERS VIEW STREET LEVEL - TINTED - 1911


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - YMCA BUILDING - LA SALLE AND ARCADE COURT - ANOTHER VIEW - TINTED - NOTE COLORS DIFFER FROM OTHER CARD - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE YMCA BUILDING - LA SALLE AND ARCADE COURT - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE METHODIST TEMPLE BUILDING - NIGHT WITH LIGHTS - 77 W WASHINGTON - COMPLETED 1924 - TINTED - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE FIELD BUILDING AND SURROUNDINGS - LASALLE CLARK AND ADAMS - AERIAL - TINTED - 1940s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STEGER BUILDING - JACKSON AND WABASH- AERIAL THREE-QUARTERS VIEW - TINTED - 1912


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOLDIERS FIELD - AERIAL - TINTED -1940s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SKYLINE FROM LAKE - EVENING - 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - POST OFFICE AND FEDERAL BUILDING - THREE-QUARTERS VIEW ELEVATED - ADAMS JACKSON DEARBORN AND CLARK - CROWDS CARS - TINTED - FINE VERSION - 1916


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - OAK STREET BEACH LAKE SHORE DRIVE AND DRAKE HOTEL - AERIAL - PLANE DRAWN-IN - TINTED


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MUNICIPAL PIER - EAST TOWERS - BIG CROWDS ON DIFFERENT LEVELS - TINTED - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LOOKING N ACROSS RIVER NEAR MICHIGAN AVE BRIDGE - CALLED BOULEVARD LINK BRIDGE - LOTS OF CARS ON BRIDGE -1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - PROMENADE ON THE BEACH - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK BATHING BEACH - PEOPLE SITTING AT EDGE OF BRICKED AREA - FERRY AND LINE-UP - GERMAN BUILDING CALLED LIBERTY BUILDING - TINTED - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK BATHING BEACH - BIG CROWD SITTING - SO-CALLED LIBERTY BUILDING (RE-NAMED GERMAN BUILDING FROM 1893 WORLD'S FAIR )- TINTED - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - EXCURSION STEAMER BOAT UNDER MICHIGAN AVE BRIDGE - WRIGLEY BUILDING - TINTED - MID-1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL - 5300 BLOCK SHERIDAN ROAD - GARAGE SERVICES AND CHARGES - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL - 5300 BLOCK SHERIDAN ROAD - EAST LOUNGE INTERIOR - TINTED - 1924


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - EARLY UNUSED DESIGN FOR SOLDIERS FIELD BY HOLABIRD AND ROCHE WHO EVENTUALLY BUILT IT - IMAGE 1924


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CALLED CHICAGO'S MAGNIFICENT MILE - AERIAL PANORAMA LOOKING N FROM S SIDE OF RIVER - BUILDINGUNDER CONSTRUCTION NEAR RIVER IS THE EQUITABLE COMPLETED IN 1965


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BLACKSTONE LIBRARY - LAKE AVE AND 49TH - STREET LEVEL FRONT - TINTED - FINE VERSION - c1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - GARFIELD PARK CONSERVATORY INTERIOR - EASTER SEASON WITH GARDEN AND LARGE CROSS OF LILIES - FAMILY SITTING ON BENCH - 1952


PHOTO - CHICAGO- STATE STREET - LOOKING N FROM RANDOLPH GROUND LEVEL - EARLY STAGE OF MARINA CITY CONSTRUCTION - STATE LAKE AND LOOP AND CHICAGO THEATERS - WALGREENS SIGN - 1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WOMAN WITH CLIPBOARDS AND WEARING APRON FOR CHICAGO DAILY NEWS - PERHAPS SELLING SUBSCRIPTIONS- 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WASHINGTON JUST W OF STATE - LOOKING NW - BUSES AND PASSENGERS AND PEDESTRIANS - STOP AND SHOP IN BACKGROUND - 1965


PHOTO - CHICAGO - VIEW S ACROSS WATER FROM FURTHER N ALONG SHORE - MAN SITTING ON ROCKS EDGE MAYBE FISHING - 1951


PHOTO - CHICAGO - VIEW FROM THE STEPS OF THE FIELD MUSEUM - LOOKING N - SKYLINE - PARKED CARS - TRAFFIC ON DRIVE - 1958


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN MAN STANDING IN GRANT PARK ROSE GARDEN - BUCKINGHAM FOUNTAIN IN BACKGROUND - STANDARD OIL BUILDING BACK LEFT - 1977


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TWO YOUNG GIRLS (HAND-IN-HAND DEAR FRIENDS) WALKING ON UNKNOWN NEIGHBORHOOD STREET - DATE UNKNOWN


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - ROCK ISLAND COMMUTER LEAVING LA SALLE STREET STATION - AERIAL - 1966


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING N GROUND LEVEL FROM NEAR MADISON - CROWDS FLAGS - 1966


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SKYLINE AND GRANT PARK AND MARINA - PANORAMA - FAMILY AT SHEDD AQUARIUM LOOKING -1969


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK - THE BOBS ROLLER COASTER - HEADING INTO A DOWNWARD CURVE - c1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK - ENTRANCE TO HADES FUN HOUSE AND PART OF THE FRONT OF COMET ROLLER COASTER - c1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH AT STATE - LOOKING W GROUND LEVEL - EVENING LIGHTS - 1972


PHOTO - CHICAGO - OAK STREET BEACH - ALMOST GROUND LEVEL - LOOKING N W - HUGE CROWD - 1925


PHOTO - CHICAGO - NEAR ART INSTITUTE - LOOKING SW GROUND LEVEL - AFTER SNOWSTORM - 1962


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA SKOKIE SHOPS - RAPID TRANSIT TWO UNITS - 1955


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER AT WRIGLEY BUILDING - WENDELLA BOAT RIDES - BOAT AND PEOPLE WAITING - 1980


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 5706 N MOZART - HANDSOME APART BUILDING OR TWO-FLAT - SNOW - CHRISTMAS SEASON - 1976


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 5706 N MOZART - ENTRANCE DOOR - APARTMENT OR TWO-FLAT - SNOW - CHRISTMAS SEASON - 1976


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 53RD AND BLACKSTONE - STREET SCENE - YMCA - DRUG STORE - WESTERN UNION - LATE-1950s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SEEING CHICAGO BY AUTOMOBILE - 302 S CLARK - DELUXE TOUR OF CHICAGO'S PARKS AND BOULEVARDS - 40 MILE TRIP - 1922


MENU - CHICAGO - ISBELL'S RESTAURANT - 940 RUSH STREET - 1953