Thursday, February 5, 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 - HAHNEMANN HOSPITAL - EDWARD HOPPER-LIKE IMAGE - 1916


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - H. E. YOUNG'S JEWELRY STORE - 1226 MILWAUKEE - INTERIOR - 1912


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GYON'S DREAMLAND - VAN BUREN AND PAULINA - DANCING - ENGAGE WITH ORCHESTRA NURSE MAID AND ALL ATTENDANTS


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GUNTHER'S CONFECTIONERY - 212 STATE - INTERIOR FRAMED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GUNTHER'S CONFECTIONERY - 212 STATE - INTERIOR - RESEMBLES ENGRAVING - EARLY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GROUND GRIPPER SHOE SHOPS - 174 N WABASH - 64 E ADAMS - WE NOW HAVE THE SCOUT - 1939


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GROSVENOR APARTMENT HOTEL - 5220 KENWOOD - c1930


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GROMMES AND ELKSON CIGAR FACTORY - HOME OF THE BEN BEY - 1914


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GREYHOUND STATION - POST HOUSE CAFETERIA - CLARK AND RANDOLPH - 1967


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GREENWOOD AVE - S FROM 49TH - GRACIOUS HOMES AND TREES - 1907


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GRANT PARK CONCOURSE - INDIAN CHIEF STATUES - BUCKINGHAM FOUNTAIN - NOTE RAIL CARS - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GRANT PARK AND LAKESHORE - AERIAL - FROM PRUDENTIAL BUILDING - 1950s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GRANT PARK - PART OF BUCKINGHAM FOUNTAIN - STANDARD OIL SIGN IN BACKGROUND - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GRANT PARK - NEAR RANDOLPH - FOUNTAIN AND PERGOLA - 1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GRANT PARK - MICHIGAN AVE BUILDINGS BEHIND - LOOKING S W - NOTE ALL YOUNG TREES - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GRANT PARK - LOOKING S - ACROSS FROM AUDITORIUM THEATRE - MAN STANDING IN FORMAL GARDEN - 1914


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GRANT PARK - LOOKING N FROM NEAR RAILS - MEN ON BENCHES - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GRANT PARK - LOOKING N - ROSE GARDEN - BUCKINGHAM FOUNTAIN - OUTER DRIVE EAST ON RIGHT OPENED 1963


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GRANT PARK - AERIAL - LOOKING E - BROOKINS AEROPLANE - YACHT CLUB - HUGE CROWD - 1911


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GRAND BOULEVARD - 1910s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S PICTURE GALLERY - EXHIBIT OF ELKE SOMMER PAINTINGS - 1976


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S - NARCISSUS POOL WITH GOLD FISH IN 7TH FLOOR TEAROOM - GROUP OF PEOPLE - 1945


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD - CHRISTMAS DECORATION - NEAR WELL WINDOWS - LIKELY TOY DEPARTMENT -MAYBE LATE 1960s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD - CHRISTMAS - NEW COUNTERS FOR JEWELRY - c1970 - EDITED FROM A HEDRICH BLESSING IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MANDEL BROTHERS DEPARTMENT STORE - YOUNG GIRL WITH SANTA - 1949


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MADISON AND RIDGELAND - RIDGELAND PHARMACY - CHICAGO AND WEST TOWNS STREETCAR - 1946


PHOTO - CHICAGO - LOOMIS AND 63RD - PCC STREETCAR - ELEVATED TRAIN - CROWDS CROSSING STREET - 1944


PHOTO - CHICAGO - LOOKING S W FROM ACROSS MICHIGAN AVE NEAR WRIGLEY - 1954


PHOTO - CHICAGO - LOGAN SQUARE NEIGHBORHOOD - AERIAL - THE INFLUENCE OF FRENCH PLANNING SEEN - LATE 1960s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - LOGAN SQUARE - CSL STREETCAR - 1940


PHOTO - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - PEOPLE BOATING ON THE LAGOON - 1952


PHOTO - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - HEAVY SNOW - 4 WOMEN TRY TO CATCH A BUS - 1978 - EDITED FROM A TRIBUNE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - CHILDREN'S BATHING BEACH - NOTE GUARD IN TALL HAT - BIG CROWD - 1901


PHOTO - CHICAGO - LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - CLASS PICTURE AT DESKS - TEACHER IN DOORWAY


PHOTO - CHICAGO - LIBBY MCNEILL AND LIBBY - WHOLESALE MARKET DELIVERY TRUCKS PARKED - 1930s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - LAKEVIEW NEIGHBORHOOD - AERIAL - FOUNTAIN LUNCHEON - NORTH END PUBLIC MARKET - SECORD DRUGS - COMMERCIAL STATE BANK - 1920s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - LAKEFRONT PANORAMA - FROM SHEDD AQUARIUM - 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - LAKE STREET STREETCAR - FORD DEALER - ELEVATED - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - LAKE MICHIGAN SHORE - UNKNOWN LOCATION - c1900


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - PRIMROSE PATH SHOW LOUNGE - 1159 N CLARK


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - PREVIEW - 7 W RANDOLPH - CONTINUOUS ENTERTAINMENT - 2 GREAT BANDS


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - PRESTO RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE - WESTERN AND LAWRENCE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - PRECISION SCIENTIFIC COMPANY - LABORATORY EQUIPMENT


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - POW WOW - 2313 E 71ST - ONLY EXCLUSIVE BOYS' APPAREL IN SOUTH SHORE - S SIDE BETWEEN OGLESBY AND CRANDON


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - PORTAGE PARK MOOSE LODGE - 5835 W IRVING PARK - JOIN THE MOOSE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - PORTAGE PARK MOOSE LODGE - 5835 IRVING PARK ROAD - COLORFUL


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - PORKY'S FINEST BAR-B-Q - 1420 S ABERDEEN - 1100 W OFF 14TH


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - POLONAISE LOUNGE - 1003-05 N WESTERN


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - PLANET MARS RESTAURANT - 1117 WILSON AVE - DINE AND DANCE