Friday, February 5, 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

TOKEN - CHICAGO - FOGARTY'S BOMB SHELTER TAVERN - 10 N CLARK - FIVE CENTS IN TRADE


TOKEN - CHICAGO - EDELWEISS RESTAURANT - 104 - 106 MADISON - ONE DOLLAR


TOKEN - CHICAGO - CHICAGO SURFACE LINES


TOKEN - CHICAGO - CHATTER BOX LOUNGE - 1622-24 E 79TH - 5 CENTS IN TRADE


TOKEN - CHICAGO - BREVOORT HOTEL - CHRYSTAL TAP - ONE DOLLAR IN DRINKS


TOKEN - CHICAGO - ADAM'S TAVERN - 138 S HALSTED - FIVE CENTS IN DRINKS


SWEATER - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE HIGH - LABEL - ENGLEWOOD KNITTING MILLS - 6643 S HALSTED


SWEATER - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE HIGH - FRONT


SWEATER - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE HIGH - BACK WITH LOGO


STUDIO PORTRAIT - WILKE STUDIO - 393 BLUE ISLAND AVE - BETWEEN 14Th AND 15TH - EUROPEAN COUPLE DRESSED UP - MAYBE WEDDING - 1889


STUDIO PORTRAIT - STEPHANY'S STUDIO - 1114 N LEAVITT - BEAUTIFUL YOUNG WOMAN IN SHORT CAPE - c1910


STUDIO PORTRAIT - CHICAGO - MOFFETT STUDIO - 57 E CONGRESS - FILM STAR MARY GORDON - 1921


STUDIO PORTRAIT - CHICAGO - MATZENE STUDIO - OPERA STAR MARY GARDEN - CHICAGO GRAND OPERA COMPANY - 1920s


STUDIO PORTRAIT - CHICAGO - JAMES MARQUIS CONNELLY - BALLERINA IN FEATHERY COSTUME - 1920s


SHEET MUSIC COVER - CHICAGO - TED BROWN MUSIC COMPANY - 218 S WABASH - YOU MAY BE LONESOME - 1924


SHEET MUSIC - CHICAGO - CHICAGO MAIL ORDER COMPANY - HOME OF STYLE QUEEN FASHIONS - MY STYLE QUEEN GIRL - 1929


SCULPTURE - CHICAGO - RODIN'S EVE AFTER THE FALL - AN UNUSUALLY SMALL PIECE FOR THIS EPIC SCULPTOR


SCULPTURE - CHICAGO - ART INSTITUTE - LORADO TAFT'S SOLITUDE OF THE SOUL - AN ESPECIALLY BEAUTIFUL IMAGE BY UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


PRINT - TORONTO - KING AND YONGE - LOOKING E - NOTE HORSE SHOW BANNER - 1900


PRINT - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING N FROM QUINCY - NOTE FAIR STORE - TRAM - STREET LIGHTS - CROWDS - 1893


PRINT - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - SECTION WITH A NUMBER OF CHURCHES - CARRIAGE - 1899


PRINT - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELDS - STATE STREET - AERIAL - CROWDS - CHICAGO THEATER - 1920s


PRINT - CHICAGO - CORTLAND STREET DRAWBRIDGE


PRINT - CHICAGO - COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION WORLD'S FAIR - AGRICULTURAL BUILDING AND GONDOLAS - PAINTING BY FRANK CRAPO - 1893


PRINT - CHICAGO - COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION 1893 - F. CHILDE HASSAM


PRINT - CHICAGO - AUDITORIUM THEATER - INTERIOR - FULL HOUSE - 1889


POSTER STAMP - CHICAGO - WOMAN ON BEACH - THE SUMMER RESORT - 1910s


POSTER STAMP - CHICAGO - WILSON BATHING BEACH - BIGCROWD - PAVILION IN DISTANCE - 1929s


POSTER STAMP - CHICAGO - THE SUMMER RESORT - WOMAN IN LAKE - 1920s


POSTER STAMP - CHICAGO - PAGEANT OF PROGRESS EXPOSITION - MUNICIPAL PIER - 5 MILLION DOLLARS - 1921


POSTER STAMP - CHICAGO - NEW KAISERHOF HOTEL


POSTER - CHICAGO - UNITED AIR LINES - BASED OF MIES VAN DER ROHE'S 860-80 LAKE SHORE APARTMENTS - c1960


POSTER - CHICAGO - TWA ROYAL AMBASSADOR SERVICE - c1970


POSTER - CHICAGO - TWA - CHICAGO TO THE WORLD - JETSTREAM SKYLINER - 1950s


POSTER - CHICAGO - THE METROPOLIS OF THE WEST - WORLD'S FAIR 1893


POSTER - CHICAGO - THE L TRAIN - MARVEL OF ENGINEERING - ANTIQUE STYLE BUT NOTE JOHN HANCOCK BUILDING


POSTER - CHICAGO - THE ECHO - FORTNIGHTLY NEWSPAPER - COVER ART


POSTER - CHICAGO - SKYLINE - AERIAL - NIGHT - FAIRLY CONTEMPORARY


POSTER - CHICAGO - SANTA FE RAILROAD - THE CHIEF WAY - DRAMATIC PAINTING OF INDIAN CHIEF - c1950s


POSTER - CHICAGO - OLYMPIC THEATRE - 1910


POSTER - CHICAGO - NORTH SHORE COMMUTER LINE - SUMMER OPERA AT RAVINIA PARK - MADAM BUTTERFLY DRAWING - 1925


POSTER - CHICAGO - MASCOUTAH KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW - FIRST REGIMENT ARMORY - MICHIGAN AND 16TH - FROM BOTH CONTINENTS - 1901


POSTER - CHICAGO - INTERNATIONAL ART EXPOSITION - NAVY PIER - 1990


POSTER - CHICAGO - HUNTING - BY NORTH SHORE LINE - TWO DUCKS - 1920s


POSTER - CHICAGO - FIVE STEAM ENGINES LINED UP - MICHIGAN AVE RIGHT BACKGROUND - EVENING - 1940s


POSTER - CHICAGO - CHICAGO SWING CLUB - NORTHSIDE'S LARGEST DANCE FLOOR


POSTER - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS - WORLD'S FAIR 1933


POSTER - CHICAGO - BURLINGTON ROUTE - DENVER ZEPHYRS - THE NATIONAL PARK LINE - c1940


POSTER - CHICAGO - AMOS AND ANDY MUSICAL PRODUCTION - MONSTER WHIST TOURNAMENT - PYHIAN TEMPLE - 37TH AND STATE - 1932