Wednesday, February 18, 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 - SHEDD AQUARIUM AND FIELD MUSEUM - AERIAL - LOOKING E - PART OF SERIES FOR SECOND CITY - 1951


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SHEDD AQUARIUM - VIEW OF FRONT FROM ACROSS PARK - 1959


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SHEDD AQUARIUM - FOYER - NOTE LEFT AND RIGHT BEGINNINGS OF DISPLAY HALLS- c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SERVICEMEN'S RADIO PARTY - SPONSORED BY MORRIS B. SACHS - 1940s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SERVICE TUNNEL WITH ELECTRIC RAILROAD UNDER CHICAGO RIVER - 1905


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SEMINARY PLACE - W OF SEMINERY AVE - DELIVERY WAGON ON STREET - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SEARS ROEBUCK HEADQUARTERS - THE GARDENS - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SEARS ROEBUCK - BEN-HUR MEMORIAL EDITION - FORTY-EIGHT CENTS - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SARANAC APARTMENT HOTEL - 5541 EVERETT - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SALUDOS AMIGOS CAFE LA MARGARITA - 4 IMAGES


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - S. C. SCHENCK COMPANY - SCRANTON COAL - OLD COLONY BUILDING - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - S W CORNER 31ST AND LAKE PARK - ELEANOR CLUB NUMBER 3 - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - S OF 112TH STREET ROSELAND - WOOLWORTH AND OTHER STORE SIGNS - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - S NORMAL AVE - N OF 79TH - NOTE BRIDGE FOR LAGOON ON LEFT MIDDLE - 1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RUSNAK BROTHERS FURNITURE STORE - 501-11 N 48TH AVE - AT INDIANA - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RUSH STREET BRIDGE - HUGE CROWD - NOTE ALL THE HATS - STREET CLEANER - STEAMERS TO MILWAUKEE AND RACINE - NICE VERSION - 1915


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RUSH STREET - S FROM BELLEVIEW - MAN IN DERBY ON BICYCLE - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RUSH STREET - NIGHT - SINGAPORE - ISBELL'S - CARNEGIE THEATER - HOTEL MARYLAND IN DISTANCE - 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RUSH MEDICAL COLLEGE - HARRISON AND WOOD - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ROYALANNEX-ROYAL ARCADE APARTMENTS - RAVENSWOOD - 1912


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ROSELAND STATE SAVINGS BANK - 1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RIVIERA HOTEL - 4900 BLACKSTONE - TYPICAL ROOM - STREET VIEW - 1946


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK - THE CREATION - NOTE PEOPLE MONTAGED IN - 1911


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK - THE CASINO - PEOPLE WALKING AND SITTING - 1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK - SLOPPY JOE SALOON SET FOR PHOTOS - 1929


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK - SHOOT THE CHUTES - BIG CROWD WATCHING - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK - REFRESHMENT STAND - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RIVER SKYLINE - AERIAL FROM NEAR LAKE - 1968


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RIVER - LOOKING E TO LAKE - AERIAL - BRIDGES - c1970


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RICKETTS RESTAURANT - 2727 N CLARK - 5 INTERIOR IMAGES - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RICKETTS RESTAURANT - 2727 N CLARK - 1898 TO 1948 - 1948


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - NEW YORK CENTRAL - STEAM ENGINE 5424 AND TENDER - 1951


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - NEW YORK CENTRAL - STREAMLINED STEAM ENGINE DREYFUS HUDSON - NOTE COVERED WHEELS ON THIS ONE - 1941


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - NEW YORK CENTRAL - STREAMLINED STEAM ENGINE DREYFUS HUDSON - 1946


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - MONON (CHICAGO INDIANAPOLIS AND LOUISVILLE) PASSENGER CARS LEAVING STATION - AERIAL - 1968


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - MONON - TRAIN LEAVING CITY - 1960s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - MILWAUKEE ROAD - STREAMLINED ENGINE 3 - CHIPPEWA - THE HIAWATHA - 1937


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - METRA LEAVING DOWNTOWN HEADED S - 2004 - EDITED FROM UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - METRA - VILLAGE OF OAK LAWN - LEAVING CITY - AERIAL - SKYLINE 1979


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - ILLINOIS CENTRAL MAINLINE - 59TH STREET ELECTRIC PLATFORM - 1970


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - ILLINOIS CENTRAL ELECTRIC COMUTER - HEADING S INTO STATION - CONRAD HILTON AND ESSEX INN BACKGROUND - 1971


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - ILLINOIS CENTRAL COMMUTER - LOOKING NE - MATTESON EXPRESS - LONG TRAIN - ENGINEER WAVING - 1966


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - ILLINOIS CENTRAL COMMUTER - LOOKING NE - 6 UNIT - 1966


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - ILLINOIS CENTRAL - PASSENGER TRAIN LEAVING STATION - NOTE PEPSI AND ILLINOIS CENTRAL SIGNS - 1971


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - GULF MOBILE AND OHIO DIESEL-ELECTRIC ENGINE 916 - 1979


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - GULF MOBILE AND OHIO - PASSENGER TRAIN LEAVING CITY - AERIAL PANORAMA - 1972 - EDITED FROM UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - GRAND TRUNK WESTERN - STEAM ENGINE 6302 AND TENDER


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - GRAND TRUNK WESTERN - STEAM ENGINE 4070 AND TENDER - 1969


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - GRAND TRUNK WESTERN - STEAM ENGINE 6327 - 1956