Sunday, February 15, 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 - MUNICIPAL COURTS BUILDING - S MICHIGAN AVE - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MORTON'S RESTAURANT - PATIO AREA AND AWNINGS - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MORRISON HOTEL - TERRACE GARDEN RESTAURANT - ICE-SKATING CARNIVAL - 1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MORRISON HOTEL - LOUNGE AND REST ROOM - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MORRISON HOTEL - BALL AND BANQUET ROOM - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MOODY MEMORIAL CHURCH - 1618 N CLARK - SEATS 4100 - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE - CLASS ROOM FULL OF STUDENTS - NOTE DRAWN-IN WINDOWS - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MILWAUKEE - N OF W DIVISION - KLEE BROTHERS CLOTHES - GAINOR AND KOEHLER FURNITURE - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MILO BROOKE FORD - NIGHT - 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MIDWAY FIELD - GREAT LAKES AIR LINES - ALWAYS FLY SKYCOACH - PILOTS AND STEWARDESS - 1953


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MIDWAY AIRPORT - AERIAL - PLANES - PARKED CARS - 1953


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICKLEBERRY'S LOG CABIN RESTAURANT - 2300 W 95TH - A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO DINE


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN BLVD - LOOKING N FROM MONROE - DOUBLE DECKER BUS - COP ON ISLAND - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN BLVD - LOOKING N FROM AEROPLANE - NOTE PALISADE-LIKE STRUCTURE IN PARK - 1921


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN BLVD - LOOKING N FROM 22ND - NICE VERSION - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE S - LOOKING N - FROM NEAR ART INSTITUTE AND NEAR STREET - COKE SIGN - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE N - TREE FOR WATER TOWER GOING UP - PART OF 1960s SERIES - 1949


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE N - STREET PERFORMANCE - PART OF 1960s SERIES - 1961


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE N - NIGHT - AERIAL - CHRISTMAS LIGHTS - PART OF 1960s SERIES - 1961


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE N - LIGHTING THE TREES - PART OF 1960s SERIES - 1961


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE N - AERIAL FROM RIVER - 1933


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - FREIGHT ON VIADUCT - 1982 - EDITED FROM UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER - 1982


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - FORNEY ENGINE PULLING ELEVATED TRAIN - POSED OVER INTERSECTION OF LAKE STREET - STORES - PEDESTRIANS - 1893


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - ERIE LACKAWANA - DIESEL ENGINE 812 PULLING FREIGHT - 1970


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - CTA RAPID TRANSIT WORK CAR - SKOKIE SHOPS - 1976


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - CTA RAPID TRANSIT - UNKNOWN STATION - MAYBE EVANSTON - 1964


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - CTA RAPID TRANSIT - INDIANA AVE ELEVATED STATION - 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - CTA RAPID TRANSIT - HOWARD STREET STATION - NOTE CITY LIMITS SIGN -1957


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - CTA RAPID TRANSIT - GARFIELD PARK - INTERIOR - 1958


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - CONRAIL - DIESEL-ELECTRIC ENGINES 6483 AND 6443 PULLING FREIGHT - 1980


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - CHICAGO WEST PULLMAN AND SOUTHERN - DIESEL ELECTRIC ENGINES 43 AND 39 - 1981


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - CHICAGO WEST PULLMAN - CABOOSE - 1976


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - CHICAGO SOUTH SHORE AND SOUTH BEND - CENTRAL LIBRARY - JOHN CREAR LIBRARY - COKE SIGN AT RANDOLPH - 1963


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - CHICAGO SOUTH SHORE AND SOUTH BEND - 1973


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - CHICAGO NORTH SHORE AND MILWAUKEE - ON ELEVATED STRUCTURE - 1956


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - CHICAGO MILWAUKEE ST PAUL AND PACIFIC - STREAMLINED ENGINE 4 - 1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - CHICAGO BURLINGTON AND QUINCY - STEAM ENGINE 646 - 1940


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - CHICAGO BURLINGTON AND QUINCY - PASSENGER TRAIN LEAVING CITY - AERIAL- 1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - CHICAGO AURORA AND ELGIN - TRAIN AT UNKNOWN PLATFORM NEAR WATER - 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - CHICAGO AURORA AND ELGIN - ELEVATED STRUCTURE - SKYLINE - 1950 - EDITED FROM UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


MENU - CHICAGO - WAYSIDE INN - CHARM HOUSE - OVERLOOKING WATER TOWER - 800 TOWER COURT - 1936


MENU - CHICAGO - THE MAYFAIR ROOM RESTAURANT - COVER - 1950


MENU - CHICAGO - RUSSELL'S SILVERBAR RESTAURANT - DRINKS - COVER FRONT - 1942


MENU - CHICAGO - RUSSELL'S SILVERBAR RESTAURANT - DRINKS - INSIDE - 1942


MENU - CHICAGO - RUSSELL'S SILVERBAR RESTAURANT - DRINKS - COVER BACK - 1942


MENU - CHICAGO - NORTH SHORE LINE - ELECTROLINER - TAVERN LOUNGE CAR - COVER


MENU - CHICAGO - MELODY LANE RESTAURANT - COVER - 1950s


MENU - CHICAGO - HACIENDA CAFE AND BEER GARDEN - SPANISH DINING - 1614 HOWARD - ESTABLISHED 1927


MENU - CHICAGO - DON THE BEACHCOMBER RESTAURANT - 101 E WALTON - COVER - 1958