Tuesday, February 23, 2016

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

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - BILTMORE SERVICE STATION - 2057 W DIVISION - WINTER CHECK-UP


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - BOUL-MICH LOUNGE AND RESTAURANT


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - CELEBRITY CLUB - 624 S MICHIGAN - BLONDIE AND HER BEVY


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - CHARMET'S RESTAURANT - 750 N MICHIGAN - AT THE WATER TOWER


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - EITEL'S PALACE THEATER - RANDOLPH AND LA SALLE - CINERAMA


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - FRED'S TAVERN - 9601 COMMERCIAL - MUTOSCOPE CARTOON


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - G J ANNE'S RESTAURANTS - 507 S WABASH - 620 RUSH - 2026 N CLARK


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - GEORGE'S RESTAURANT AND COCKTAIL LOUNGE - 2873 BROADWAY - AT SURF


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - GRAND AVENUE BUFFET - 1127 AND A HALF GRAND - PIN-UP - WE SATISFY PARTICULAR PEOPLE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - IVENER'S CIGAR STAND - 30 N MICHIGAN - SAFE DEPOSIT VAULTS - MICHIGAN AT WASHINGTON


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - LAIN AND SON FUNERAL DIRECTORS - 5501 N ASHLAND


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - LARSON'S RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE - 6000 W GUNNISON


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - LE BORDEAUX RESTAURANT - 3 W MADISON


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - M AND S GLASS KITCHEN - STATE AND DIVISION


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - MANSON'S RESTAURANT - 57 E ADAMS - YOUR DOWNTOWN DINING ROOM


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - MATT SCHULIEN AND SONS RESTAURANT AND BAR - 2100 IRVING PARK


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - NEW YORK LIQUOR MART - 7714 S HALSTED


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - OLD PIONEER LIQUORS


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - OXFORD RESTAURANT - 6352-56 N CLARK AT DEVON


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - RANDY'S RESTAURANT - RANDOLPH AND MICHIGAN


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - SIMON'S TAVERN - 10 N CLARK - BOTTOMS UP


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - THE BAKERY RESTAURANT - 2218 N LINCOLN - MAKE LOVE AT HOME, EAT HERE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - THE SHERIDAN RESTAURANT - 3944-46 SHERIDAN ROAD


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - TWILIGHT CLUB - 1920 IRVING PARK - PIN-UP - I CAN COOK TOO


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - WAGON WHEEL LIQUORS - 3116 W 111TH - MUTOSCOPE CARTOON


MENU - CHICAGO - HEATHER HOUSE RESTAURANT - CARSON PIRIE SCOTT - COVER - 1969


MENU - CHICAGO - HEATHER HOUSE RESTAURANT - CARSON PIRIE SCOTT - INSIDE - 1969


MENU - CHICAGO - ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD RESTAURANT - CENTRAL STATION - 1962


MENU - CHICAGO - RED STAR INN - 1528 N CLARK - FOOD - 1967


MENU - CHICAGO - RED STAR INN - WINE AND LIQUEUR CARD - 1967


Sunday, February 7, 2016

PHOTO - CHICAGO - WOMAN WITH BOBBED HAIR - STUDIO PORTRAIT - BLOOM - 1920s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WOMAN WALKING IN HUGE SNOW PILES - 1979


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WOMAN PLAYER IN UNIFORM - CHICAGO TEAM OF GIRLS NATIONAL BASEBALL LEAGUE - 1948


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WOMAN BUNDLED AGAINST THE COLD - WALTON AND WABASH - 1977


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WOMAN PLAYING PIANO - VIEW OF HOME INTERIOR - EPWORTH PIANO WILLIAMS AND SONS CHICAGO - 1910s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WOLCOTT AVE - APARTMENT BUILDINGS - c1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - PULLMAN STREETCAR ON COMMERCIAL STREET - WALGREEN'S ON CORNER - 1948


PHOTO - CHICAGO - PULLMAN STREETCAR AT ILLINOIS CENTRAL VIADUCT - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WITT STREETCAR - CTA COLORS - UNKNOWN STREET - 1952


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WINDOW SHOPPING ON STATE STREET - 1941 - EDITED FROM AN ANDREAS FEININGER IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WILSON BEACH - MODEL POSING - SITTING BROKEN PIER - EDITED FROM A HARRY A. ATWILL IMAGE - 1922


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WILSON BEACH - MODEL POSING - LYING ON BEACH WITH HEAD RESTING ON HANDS - EDITED FROM A HARRY A. ATWILL IMAGE - 1922


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WILSON BEACH - MODEL POSING - LEANING AGAINST PIER - EDITED FROM A HARRY A. ATWILL IMAGE - 1922


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WILSON BEACH - MODEL POSING - EDITED FROM A HARRY A. ATWILL IMAGE - 1922.jpg


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WILSON AVE RAPID TRANSIT STATION - FROM ACROSS THE STREET - CHRISTMAS TIME - 1954


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WILSON AVE BEACH - YOUNG WOMAN SITTING WITH HANDS BEHIND HER HEAD - 1922 - EDITED FROM A HARRY ATWILL IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WILSON AVE BEACH - WOMEN IN PERIOD BATHING COSTUMES - RECALLING PRAIRIE AVENUE'S HEYDAY - 1949


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WILSON AVE BEACH - MOTHER AND BABY - NOTE ELECTRIC SWING IN BACKGROUND - c1920


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WILSON AVE BEACH - ELECTRIC WATER MERRY-GO-ROUND RIDE - GROUP OF MEN - 1920s