Thursday, November 28, 2013

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 - ROGERS PARK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH - 1914


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RIVIERA HOTEL - 4900 BLACKSTONE AVE - CHICAGO'S FINEST SMALL HOTEL - INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR - 1946


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK - IGORROTE VILLAGE (PHILIPPINES) - 1906


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK - CAROUSEL AND CIRCLE SWING CALLED AEROTAT - WESTERN BELMONT AND CLYBOURN - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RIGHEIMER'S PALACE BAR - 131 N CLARK - OPPOSITE COURT HOUSE - GRAND STAIRWAY - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RIDGE AVE - HOMEWOOD - MANY SIGNS - LATE 1950s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RICKETTS RESTAURANT - 103 E CHICAGO - 2 IMAGES INTERIOR - 1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - REGAN'S RESTAURANT - 6400-2-4 W NORTH - INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RED STAR INN RESTAURANT - 2 IMAGES - 1528 N CLARK - ZUM ROTHEN STERN - 1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RECORD-HERALD BUILDING - TINTED - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH SOUTH SHORE - CALLED SOUTH OF 76TH - AERIAL - NICE VERSION - 1917


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH - PORTION CALLED NICHOLS PRIVATE BEACH - BIG CROWD - TINTED OFF-REGISTER - EARLY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH - CALLED WINDSOR BEACH AND MANHATTAN BEACH AND NICHOLS BEACH - BIG CROWD - TINTED - 1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RAILWAY EXCHANGE BUILDING - MICHIGAN AVE - NOTE AWNINGS - 1912


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - POLK AND HALSTED - MARSHALL SWENEY PLAYGROUND - 1911


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PLEASANT PL AND W EASTERN AVE - COMMERCIAL BUILDING - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PLAZA HOTEL - CLARK AND NORTH - AERIAL MAP - LINCOLN PARK DISTRICT - 1938


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PETE CLEARY'S MAGIC BAR - 7758 S ASHLAND - INTERIOR - 1944


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PEOPLES GAS LIGHT AND COKE BUILDING - NEIGHBORING BUILDINGS - 1919


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PASSIONIST FATHERS' MONESTARY - NORWOOD PARK - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PART OF SERIES WITH MODEL'S HEAD AND SIGHTS - ONE OF THE TOBOGGAN RUNS - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PARNELL AVE - W PULLMAN - FRAME HOUSES ON TREE-LINED STREET - 1911


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PANORAMA OF SKYLINE AND RIVER - LOOKING TOWARDS LAKE - 1970s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PANDORA RESTAURANT - 3641 W IRVING PARK - INTERIOR - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - OXFORD HOUSE HOTEL - 1962


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - OUTER DRIVE ON S SIDE - 1942


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - OLSON'S RESTAURANT - 7330 W NORTH - CHICAGO'S FINEST - LOOK FOR RUSTIC FENCE - 1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - OLD HEIDEL BERG RATHSKELLER RESTAURANT - WHEN EITEL - RANDOLPH NEAR STATE - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - OELERICH AND BERRY - OLD MANSE SYROP


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - OAKWOOD BLVD - W FROM ELLIS - APARTMENT BUILDINGS - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - OAK PARK ARMS HOTEL AND DINING ROOM - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NORWEGIAN-AMERICAN HOSPITAL - 1044 N FRANCISCO - NICE VERSION - c1930


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY - MCKINLOCK CAMPUS - 1938


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NORTHWESTERN PASSENGER TERMINAL - TEA ROOM - 1912


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NORTH WESTERN UNIVERSITY - ANNA MAY SWIFT HALL - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NORTH WESTERN AVE BRIDGE - 1905


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NORTH SHORE HEALTH RESORT - WINNETKA - 1915


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NORMAL GLASS COMPANY - PART OF SHOWROOM - VENETIAN MIRROR ROOM - 1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NEW YORK LIFE BUILDING - GREETINGS FROM CHICAGO - EARLY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NEW LAWRENCE HOTEL - LAWRENCE AND KENMORE - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NEW KAISERHOF HOTEL - WRITING ROOM - 1915


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NEW KAISERHOF HOTEL - BANQUET HALL - TINTED - EARLY


Thursday, October 31, 2013