Tuesday, March 24, 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 - STATE AND WASHINGTON - AERIAL - LOOKING NE - NEW MARSHALL FIELD'S BUILDING WITH CLOCKS - CROWDS - WAGONS - 1912


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE AND RANDOLPH - LOOKING NE - CHICAGO THEATER WITH SABRINA - LOOP THEATER - WALGREEN'S - SWIFT SIGN - FIELD'S CLOCK


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE AND RANDOLPH - AERIAL - MARSHALL FIELD'S - ELEVATED - GREEN STREETCARS - CROWDS - NICE VERSION - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE AND MADISON - AERIAL - MADHOUSE OF PEDESTRIANS AND STREETCARS - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE AND MADISON - AERIAL - THEATER SIGNS - STATE AND MADISON BUILDING CLOCK - TINTED - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE AND DIVISION RESTAURANT - N W CORNER - 2 INTERIORS - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STANLEY MANSION - CHICAGO'S GOLD COAST SERIES - IMAGE 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ST. PIUS CHURCH - DOMINICAN FATHERS - SHRINE OF ST JUDE THADDEUS - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ST. BARTHOLOMEW CATHOLIC CHURCH SCHOOL AND RECTORY - 1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ST XAVIERS ACADEMY - COTTAGE GROVE AND 49TH - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ST PAUL'S GERMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH - 1905


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ST VINCENT'S CHURCH - SHEFFIELD AND WEBSTER - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ST PAUL'S CHURCH - 30TH AND PRAIRIE - 1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ST CLARA CHURCH AND SCHOOL - 6415 WOODLAWN - 1911


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SKYLINE - AERIAL - FROM NEAR NORTH SIDE - LOOKING SW - MID 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SHIPS IN MOUTH OF CHICAGO RIVER - GREETINGS - PRE-1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SHERIDAN ROAD - LOOKING N - AERIAL - OAK STREET BEACH - 1930


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SHEDD AQUARIUM - AERIAL - ADLER PLANETARIUM - MEIGS FIELD - TOUR BOAT DOCKED - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SAWYER AVE - N FROM WRIGHTWOOD - MIXED APARTMENTS - 1911


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SAVOY BALLROOM - 47TH AND SOUTH PARKWAY - NEW SOUTH CENTER DEVELOPMENT - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RIVERVIEW PARK - HUGE CROWD IN GARDEN AREA - 1907


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RIVERVIEW EXPOSITION - PANORAMA FROM THE CHUTES - 1915


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PRUDENTIAL BUILDING - AERIAL - NORTHERN PANORAMA - NOTE FREIGHT AREAS NEAR RIVER - 1950s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PRAIRIE AVE - S FROM 5200 - NEW HANDSOME APARTMENTS - YOUNG TREES - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PHOTO PRODUCTS COMPANY - 6100 LA SALLE - INSTANTO POST CARD - 7 DOLLARS PER 1000 - 1907


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LOYOLA UNIVERSITY - ROGERS PARK - 1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN INTERSECTION - UNION BUS DEPOT WAS AT 1157 S WABASH - MEN WORKING AT MANHOLE - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN INTERSECTION - ELABORATE TERRA COTTA BUILDING - CTA TROLLEY BUS - WALLEN FINE FURNITURE - 1969


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN INTERSECTION - CORNER BRICK COMMERCIAL APARTMENT BUILDING - CTA TROLLEY BUS - 1969


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN INDUSTRIAL DISTRICT - STREETCARS ON AND UNDER VIADUCT - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN GROUND LEVEL CTA RAPID TRANSIT STATION - 1961


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN COMMERCIAL STREET - STREETCAR - 1954


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN COMMERCIAL STREET - APARTMENTS - WITT STREETCAR - AD FOR MUSEUM OF SCIENCE - 1948


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN COMMERCIAL DISTRICT - SALVAGE AND PARTS - 1938


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN BOULEVARD - CSL STREETCAR - CTA TOOK OVER CSL 1947 AND CONVERTED MOST LINES TO BUSES BY EARLY 1950s - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN BEACH - WOMAN LIFEGUARD - WOOLY SUIT WITH WHISTLE AND PARK DISTRICT BADGE - 1945


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN BEACH - MOTHER AND DAUGHTER STANDING NEAR WATER - 1920s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN AMUSEMENT PARK - MINIATURE REAL STEAM ENGINE CHICAGO AND NORTH WESTERN WITH ENGINEER - SNAPSHOT


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN ALLEY - GANG OF BOYS WITH ONE BIKE - 1930 - EDITED FROM A TRIBUNE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO - FACULTY BUILDING - ROOFTOP SUNDECK - 1949


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNITED ARTISTS THEATER - W RANDOLPH - EVENING - 1970


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNITED ARTISTS' THEATER - CROWD OF PEOPLE UNDER MARQUIS - 1961


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNION STATION - BURLINGTON CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR - VISTA DOME - 1970


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TWO WOMEN ON ROOF SECTION OF APARTMENT BUILDING - SNAPSHOT


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TWIN COACH BUS - THOM MCAN SHOE STORE - NEW LOOK BUS IN BACKGROUND - DEARBORN STATION IN DISTANCE - 1973


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TROLLEY BUS - UNKNOWN STREET - NOTE POLO SIGN LIKELY WATER POLO - EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TROLLEY BUS - ROOSEVELT ROAD - APARTMENT BUILDING BEHIND


PHOTO - CHICAGO - THE PREVIOUS CITY HALL - BUSY STREET - 1895


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STUDIO SHOT OF CHILD IN DESK FRAME - BUNNYGRAPH - YOUR CHILD'S PHOTOGRAPHER - 1951