Sunday, December 14, 2014

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 - BLACKHAWK RESTAURANT - RANDOLPH AND WABASH - 2 IMAGES - CHUCK FOSTER AND HIS ORCHESTRA - 1940s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BLACKHAWK RESTAURANT - 139 N WABASH - HAL KEMP AND HIS INTERNATIONAL ORCHESTRA - NICE VERSION - 1930s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BISMARCK HOTEL - RANDOLPH AT LA SALLE - SWISS CHALET RESTAURANT - ENDRE OESKAY VIOLIN AND ORCHESTRA - 1950s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BISMARCK HOTEL - RANDOLPH AT LA SALLE - GARDEN LOUNGE - 1950s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BISMARCK GARDEN - WINTER VERANDAH - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BETHANY REFORMED CHURCH AND PARSONAGE - ROSELAND - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BELMONT HOTEL - SHERIDAN MONUMENT - MAN ON MOTORCYCLE - 1927


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BELDING SCHOOL - IRVING PARK - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BELDEN AND CLARK - THE COBDEN FLATS - COMMERCIAL APARTMENTS - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BELDEN AND CLARK - N E CORNER - MANSION - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BEEF AND BOURBON RESTAURANT - OLD TOWN - EVENING - AUCTION HOUSE - THE EMPORIUM - 1967


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT BUILDINGS - 5429-49 CORNELL AVE - 1916


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT BUILDING - AINSLIE AND SHERIDAN - S W CORNER - NOTE VERTICAL STREET SIGN ON STREET LIGHT POLE - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT BUILDING - 4416-26 CLIFTON AVE - NOTE BOY ON TRICYCLE - 1927


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BEACH SCENE - WOMAN ON MAN'S SHOULDERS - WHIMSY - CALLED HOLDING HIS OWN - 1909


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO AND KEDZIE - CTA STREETCAR - TERRA COTTA TRIMMED INDUSTRIAL BUILDING - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CERMAK - STREETCAR APPROACHING - NOTE DREWRY'S SIGN - WABASH PHARMACY - 1952


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - CENTRAL AREA OF ISLAND - AERIAL - 1933


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - ANTIQUE STEAM ENGINE THE GENERAL - GROUPS OF PEOPLE - 1933


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS - GIANT BOY IN WAGON STATUE - GROUPS OF PEOPLE - 1933


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CALIFORNIA AND CHICAGO - STREETCAR - DAILY PLATE LUNCH - FOUNTAIN LUNCH - 1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CABINET PHOTO - TWO TRAM EMPLOYEES IN UNIFORM ON HALSTED CAR - 1910s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - BUD BILLIKEN PARADE - BEAUTY QUEEN FLOAT - 1972


PHOTO - CHICAGO - BUCKINGHAM FOUNTAIN - GRANT PARK - NOTE CENTER RIGHT PRUDENTIAL BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUCTION - FINISHED 1955


PHOTO - CHICAGO - BRIDGE OVER CHICAGO RIVER - PCC STREETCAR - MAYBE STATE STREET - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - BRIDEWELL HOUSE OF CORRECTIONS - CARPENTRY SHOP - 1948


PHOTO - CHICAGO - BOWMAN DAIRY - DELVERY WAGON - DRIVER AND OTHERS - c1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - BLIMP - NEW AQUARIUM - SOLDIERS' FIELD N END NO BUILT - AQUARIUM OPENED 1930


PHOTO - CHICAGO - AMTRACK TURBO TRAIN - 1975


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 47TH STREET - MAN HAVING A SHOE-SHINE - WOMAN WALKING WITH CHILDREN - ELEVATED - 1941


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - CLUB LUCILE - 4501 S ARCHER - WE'LL BE GLAD TO SEE YOU'RE BACK


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - CLUB BIOGRAPH - 2462 LINCOLN - MUSIC AND DANCING - WE SERVE THE BEST


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - CIRCLE LIQUOR STORE NO. 2 - 6632 COTTAGE GROVE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - CHINA DOLL RESTAURANT - DEARBORN AND DIVISION


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - CHINA CLIPPER RESTAURANT - 654-56 W 63RD - AFTER THEATRE SNACKS


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - CHICAGO UNION PRINTERS - HERALD-AMERICAN SCAB PAPER! - DON'T BUY IT


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - CHEF ALBERTO'S - LA CHIAVE KEY CLUB


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - CHATTER BOX! - HARRY AND SOL ZIMMERMAN - 1622 E 79TH - N SIDE JUST W OF CORNELL


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - CHATEAU ROYALE CATERING


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - CHARMET'S RESTAURANT - 750 N OHIO


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - CHARMET'S GRILL AND FOUNTAIN - MICHIGAN AT CHICAGO AVE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - CHARLES E LARSON AND SONS - FORGINGS - 2645-65 N KEELER


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - CHARLES' CONTINENTAL HOUSE RESTAURANT - 5400 S CICERO


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - CASTLE RESTAURANT - 6935-37 SHERIDAN AT MORSE - BARBECUE - WAFFLES


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - CARSON PIRIE SCOTT AND COMPANY - CHICAGO'S MOST EXCITING DEPARTMENT STORE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - CAPITOL LOUNGE - 167 N STATE - TOPS IN SWING MUSIC


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - CAPITOL CIGAR STORES - HOME OF INDIAN TOBACCO - FACTORY FRESH


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - CALUMET CLEAN TOWEL SERVICE - 526 E 114TH PLACE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - CAFFARELLO MOTEL - 4848 W 55TH