Sunday, February 7, 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

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


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WILLIAM RAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - 5631 S KIMBARK - HYDE PARK - PERSPECTIVE FROM ACROSS STREET - FAIRLY CONTEMPORARY


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WIEBOLDTS DEPARTMENT STORE - CHILDREN LOOKING AT CHRISTMAS WINDOW - 1969


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WHITE CITY AMUSEMENT PARK - TWO WOMEN IN A WHIRLING RIDE - 1927 - EDITED FROM A DAILY NEWS IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WHITE CITY AMUSEMENT PARK - GROUP OF YOUNG WOMEN EATING RED HOTS - c1920


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WESTERN ELECTRIC BUILDING - RED AND GREEN STREETCARS - CICERO


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WEST ON RANDOLPH - FACTORY AREA - TWO PULLMAN STREETCARS - 1951 - EDITED FROM AN AL CHIONE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WELLS STREET BRIDGE - ELEVATED STRUCTURE - AERIAL - CTA RAPID TRANSIT IN BICENTENNIAL COLORS - 1976


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WELLS ELEVATED - TRAIN - NORTH SHORE LINE - HEADED N - 1951


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WEBSTER SCHOOL PLAYGROUND - TEETER-TOTTER GADGET - GANG OF KIDS - 1902 - EDITED FROM DAILY NEWS IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WATER TOWER AND SURROUNDINGS - CALLED WATER WORKS - CARRIAGE - c1900


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WASHINGTON STREET BRIDGE AND CIVIC OPERA - THE MARINE STAR - PONTOONS REDUCED 16 FOOT DRAFT - 1953


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WASHINGTON BLVD - AERIAL - BOB ELFMAN'S - HOTEL WASHINGTON - ADDING MACHINE SIGN LOWER RIGHT - 1947


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WASHINGTON AND STATE - KARROLLS MEN'S WEAR - LOFTIS - CROWD CROSSING STREET - SNAPSHOT - EARLY 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WASHINGTON - LOOKING W FROM WABASH - MARSHALL FIELDS ON RIGHT - WIMPY ON LEFT - SNAPSHOT - 1961


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WACKER AT MADISON - CIVIC OPERA BUILDING - TWO MEN ON STAIRS - c1950 - EDITED FROM AN AL CHIONE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WACKER AND MICHIGAN - PARADE FOR LAKEFRONT FESTIVAL - QUEEN'S FLOAT - 1974 - EDITED FROM A TRIBUNE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WACKER DRIVE AT MADISON - CIVIC OPERA BUILDING - CROWD OF MEN HEADED TOWARDS DOORS - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WABASH AVE - LOOKING N FROM JACKSON - NO ELEVATED - 1900


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WABASH AVE - AERIAL - LOOKING S - ELEVATED TRAIN ON CORNER - BLACK HAWK SIGN - STOUFFERS - 1967


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WABASH AT VAN BUREN - AERIAL - ELEVATED STRUCTURE - TRAINS - BUSINESS SIGNS - PARKED CARS - 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WABASH AT MONROE - ELEVATED - PEDESTRIANS - TRAFFIC - INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR SIGNS - 1959


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WABASH AT LAKE - ELEVATED TRAIN ON CURVE - STREET SIGNS - 1962


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WABASH - UNKNOWN INTERSECTION - LANE BRYANT STORE - 1941


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WABASH - LOOKING S TOWARDS VAN BUREN - GAMBLE MUSIC - EPICURIAN RESTAURANT - 1956


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WABASH - LOOKING N FROM MONROE - PEDESTRIANS WAGONS TRAIN OVERHEAD - PRE-1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WABASH - FROM LEVEL WITH EL TRACKS - SILVERSMITHS BUILDING AT WABASH AND MADISON - TRAIN - WAGONS - SHOPPERS - 1900


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WABASH - DIRTY SNOW DAY - SNAPSHOT - 1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WABASH - CSL PULLMAN STREETCAR - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WABASH - CAB PASSENGER GETTING OUT - SOME STORES AND RESTAURANTS - c1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WABASH - AERIAL - ELEVATED - BALDWIN PIANO - CABLE PIANO - MASON AND HAMLIN - THOMPSON - WURLITZER - OTHER SIGNS - 1906