Friday, December 26, 2014

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 - CURT TEICH - CARTOON TOURIST ATTRACTION SERIES - SWELL HOTELS - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CURT TEICH - CARTOON TOURIST ATTRACTION SERIES - STACKS UP WITH THE BEST - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CURT TEICH - CARTOON TOURIST ATTRACTION SERIES - PALMOLIVE BUILDING BEACON - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CURT TEICH - CARTOON TOURIST ATTRACTION SERIES - OLD WATER TOWER - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CURT TEICH - CARTOON TOURIST ATTRACTION SERIES - MERCHANDISE MART - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CTA ELEVATED - WILSON AVE UPPER YARD - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CRAWFORD RESTAURANT - 4003 ARMITAGE AVE - JUST OPENED - BEST AND CLEANEST - PASTEL OF WOMAN ON THE PHONE - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - COTTAGE GROVE AVE - S FROM 63RD - AERIAL - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CORNER COFFEE SHOP - HARRIET HAMMOND MCCORMICK MEMORIAL YMCA RESIDENCE - 1001 N DEARBORN


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - COOK AND COMPANY - 409-410 SECURITY BUILDING - FIFTH AVE AND MADISON - MEN'S CLOTHES - 1906


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CONRAD HILTON HOTEL (FORMER STEVENS) - ICE SHOW CAST - THE BOULEVARD ROOM - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CONGRESS HOTEL AND ANNEX - MICHIGAN BLVD - PRIVATE BANQUET ROOM - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CONGRESS HOTEL AND ANNEX - MARBLE CORRIDOR - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CONGRESS HOTEL AND ANNEX - GOLD ROOM


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - COLONIAL THEATRE - AERIAL - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - COLISEUM - HUGE CROWD - GREEN STREETCARS - TINTED - NICE VERSION - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CLIFTON APARTMENTS - 15TH AND CLIFTON PARK - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CLARK NEAR VAN BUREN - HOME OF THE CHINESE - PART OF A SERIES OF INTERESTING STREETS - 1907


PHOTO - CHICAGO - DOUBLE-DECKER BUS - TWO WOMEN CLOWNING ON THE TOP - 1920s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - DEARBORN STREET STATION - CARRIAGES - PARKED CAR - 1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - DEARBORN - LOOKING N FROM ADAMS - NOTE FAIR STORE ON RIGHT - CROWDS - 1963


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CUNIS CANDIES AND ICE CREAM - SOUTH HOLLAND - ICE CREAM SIGN


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA STREETCAR WITH EXPERIMENTAL DOOR ARRANGEMENTS - COTTAGE GROVE - 1952


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA STREETCAR - POSED ON UNKNOWN STREET - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA STREETCAR - 24TH AND LARAMIE CICERO - 1951


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA SERVICE VEHICLE FOR TROLLEY BUS WIRES - UNKNOWN CORNER - EKCO PRODUCTS COMPANY - PACKAGE LIQUOR STORE - 1965


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA RAPID TRANSIT - UNKNOWN STATION - NORTH END OF SYSTEM - TRAIN PULLING OUT - 1968


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA RAPID TRANSIT - UNKNOWN STATION - EVANSTON TRAIN - 1959


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA RAPID TRANSIT - TRAIN STOPPED AT BELMONT STATION - AERIAL - PASSENGERS LEAVING AND WAITING - 1973


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA RAPID TRANSIT - TRAIN IN RAVENSWOOD YARD - 1967


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA RAPID TRANSIT - SKOKIE SHOPS - NOTE NEWLY-PAINTED BICENTENNIAL CAR RIGHT - 1975


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA RAPID TRANSIT - RAVENSWOOD TRAIN AT UNKNOWN LOOP STATION - COULD BE GRANDPA DRIVING - 1967


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - HILLMAN'S PURE FOODS - CHICAGO - OAK PARK - RIGHTLY PRICED


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - HIL-JO RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE - 2731 E 79Th - S SIDE JUST E OF MANISTEE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - HILDA'S - 15 E WASHINGTON - 909 VENETIAN BUILDING - HOSIERY - LINGERIE - HANDBAGS


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - HARVEY'S GRILL - 1636 IRVING PARK ROAD - GOOD COFFEE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - HARRY'S NEW YORKER - 400 N WABASH - DINE AND DANCE - 4 FLOOR SHOWS NIGHTLY


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - HARRISON HOTEL - WABASH AT HARRISON - HOOSIER ROOM COCKTAIL LOUNGE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - HARRIS RESTAURANT - 3150 IRVING PARK - OVER 50 YEARS


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - HARRIS RESTAURANT - 3150 IRVING PARK - OPEN ROUND THE CLOCK


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - H AND H RESTAURANT BUFFET - 1425 W 87TH


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - GREEN MILL - 3295 W 25TH - DANCING - LIGHT OR DARK TAKE YOUR CHOICE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - GRAND TERRACE CAFE - 317 E 35TH


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - GOLDBLATT'S DEPARTMENT STORE - 40TH ANNIVERSARY


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - GO-GO GIRLS - 44 E WALTON - GOLDEN 8 BALL DOWNSTAIRS


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - GINNY LYNN SNACK SHOP - THE CLUB ROOM RESTAURANT - 7611 STONY ISLAND


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - GIMBEL'S RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE - 30 W RANDOLPH - CHICKEN IN THE ROUGH - 1937


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - GIBRALTAR ROOM RESTAURANT - PRUDENTIAL BUILDING


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - GIBBY'S MAJESTIC GRILL RESTAURANT - 22 W MONROE