Thursday, January 1, 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 - FORT DEARBORN TRUST AND SAVINGS BANK - CUSTOMERS WRITING ROOM - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - FOREST PARK AMUSEMENT PARK - NIGHT - THE CASINO - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - FISHING FROM PIER - 1913


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF CHICAGO - WOMEN'S BANKING OFFICE - 38 S DEARBORN - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - FIRST NATIONAL BANK CHICAGO HEIGHTS - NOTE GRAND THEATRE - 1912


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - FIRST NATIONAL BANK BUILDING - NEW 60-STORY - FORMER SITE OF MORRISON HOTEL - ARCHITECTS MODEL - 1967


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - FIRST NATIONAL BANK - LOBBY - DRAWING


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - EXCHANGE BUILDING - OFFICES OF COMMISSION - UNION STOCK YARDS - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - EQUITABLE BUILDING AND SURROUNDINGS - AERIAL - ARCHITECT'S DRAWING - 1965


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - EMPIRE STORAGE - FURNITURE AND PIANOS - FLEET OF HORSE-DRAWN VANS - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - EMIL RINGOVIST'S VIKING TEMPLE BUFFET - HANDSOME COMMERCIAL APARTMENT BUILDING - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ELSTON AND CALIFORNIA - S E CORNER - STREET WORK UNDERWAY - 1915


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ELLIS AVE - N OF 65TH - THREE KIDS BY THE CURB - APARTMENTS - YOUNG TREES - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ELGIN NATIONAL WATCH FACTORY - MAIN ENTRANCE AND CLOCK TOWER - 1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ELGIN NATIONAL WATCH FACTORY - FOX RIVER - ELGIN - c1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED STRUCTURE - UNKNOWN STATION - A AND B TRAINS - 1975


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED STRUCTURE - TRAIN IN STATION - NOTE SIGN FOR BLACKSTONE THEATER - LAKE STREET - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED STRUCTURE - TRAIN - UNKNOWN LOCATION - 1962


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED STRUCTURE - RAVENSWOOD TRAIN AT UNKNOWN STATION ON WABASH - 1973


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED STRUCTURE - RAPID TRANSIT TRAIN ON CURVE AT WABASH - EDITED FROM UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED STRUCTURE - RAPID TRANSIT TRAIN ON CURVE - NEAR SEDGWICK STATION - 1984 - EDITED FROM A MYRON LANE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED STRUCTURE - RAPID TRANSIT TRAIN - STREETCAR - CARS - 1948


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED STRUCTURE - PAULINA JUNCTION - AERIAL - 1953


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED STRUCTURE - MARKET STREET TERMINAL - AERIAL - NOTE RAKLIOS RESTAURANT - c1940


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED STRUCTURE - LAKE AND WELLS - AERIAL - TWO-CAR TRAIN - WORK CREW - 1978


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED STRUCTURE - CTA RAVENSWOOD LINE - TRAIN ON A CURVE - STILL IN BICENTENNIAL LIVERY - 1980


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED STRUCTURE - AERIAL - ASHLAND STATION ON LAKE - SKYLINE BACKGROUND


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER FROZEN OVER - MAN WALKING ACROSS - c1940


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - WELLS STREET BRIDGE - AERIAL - RAPID TRANSIT CROSSING - 1978


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ASHLAND AT 63RD - BUS TERMINAL - PEOPLE LINED UP FOR NEW LOOK BUSES - c1975


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - MOE'S CORNED BEEF CELLER - 534 N RUSH - THE IN SANDWICH SHOP


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - MILLIONAIRES' CLUB - YOU CAN'T AFFORD NOT TO JOIN


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - MILLIE'S COCKTAIL LOUNGE - 438 S STATE - CARTOON BOMB-A-DEAR


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - MILLER'S PUB - WABASH INN - ADAMS AT WABASH


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - MILLERS PUB - 23 E ADAMS - WABASH INN - 204 S WABASH - FRIENDLIEST CAFES IN THE LOOP


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - MERRY GARDEN BALLROOM - SHEFFIELD AT BELMONT - CHICAGO'S CHUMMIEST


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - MELODY PUB - 6729 STONY ISLAND


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - MCGOVERN'S LIBERTY INN - 661 N CLARK - GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - MARTIN'S COCKTAIL ROOMS - 33 N LA SALLE BOARD OF TRADE - 321 S SHERMAN


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD AND COMPANY - OVER A CENTURY OF SERVING YOU


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD AND COMPANY - HUNDRETH ANNIVERSARY - THE CLOCK STRIKES A CENTURY 1852-1952


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - MANOR HOUSE HOTEL - 4636 S PARKWAY


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - MANGAM'S CHATEAU RESTAURANT


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - MAGUIRE'S FOOD SHOP - 736 E 83RD - FREE DELIVERY - FROZEN FOODS


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - MACY'S RESTAURANTS - 17 N STATE 8TH FLOOR STEVENS BUILDING - 75 E MADISON WILLOWBY TOWERS


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - MAC'S BURLESK CLUB - 438 S STATE - CONTINUOUS ENTERTAINMENT


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - M AND S LOUNGE - 3943 IRVING PARK ROAD - 4 PM TO 4 AM - ENTERTAINMENT


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - LUCY'S SNACKS - 17 W RANDOLPH


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - LOYOLA UNIVERSITY - LEWIS TOWERS LAKE SHORE CAMPUS