Monday, 22 December 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 - CHICAGO BEACH HOTEL - PANORAMA FROM STREET - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO BEACH HOTEL - CHILDREN PLAYING WITH BOATS IN WATER - 9 MINUTES TO LOOP - 1938


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO BASEBALL PARKS - COMISKEY FIELD - WRIGLEY FIELD - ART DECO FRAME


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO BAPTIST HOSPITAL - 1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO AND NORTHWESTERN PASSENGER TERMINAL - TRAIN CONCOURSE - 1912


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO AND NORTHWESTERN PASSENGER DEPOT EVANSTON - 1912


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO AND NORTH WESTERN DEPOT - EVANSTON - TRAIN IN STATION - NOTE QUAKER ADS ON FENCE - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHEE WO TONG COMPANY - THE CHINESE EMPORIUM - 149-55 W CERMAK ROAD AT WENTWORTH - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHAS A STEVENS AND BROTHERS - THE CORSET DEPARTMENT - 1907


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - STREETS OF PARIS - 1933-4


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - SINCLAIR OIL EXHIBIT DINOSAUR - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - NORTH MIDWAY LUNCHEONETTE - PART OF REUBAN H DONNELLEY SERIES - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER - BINDER TWINE SPINNING - 1934


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - FIREWORKS OVER LAGOON - 1933-4


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS AND GENERAL ITALO BALBO - FLYING BOAT FLEET - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - CARTOON WHIMSY - WOMAN DANCING ON TABLE - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - CAFE DE LA PAIX - PART OF SERIES BY R H DONNELLEY - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTRAL PLAZA HOTEL - MAIN DINING ROOM - CENTRAL AND LAKE - ART DECO


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTRAL PLAZA HOTEL - 321 N CENTRAL - AT LAKE - APARTMENTS BY THE WEEK - ROOMS BY THE DAY - 300 ROOMS - 300 BATHS - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTRAL LIBRARY - MICHIGAN AND WASHINGTON - LOOKING NW - 1920s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA BUS ON UNKNOWN COMMERCIAL STREET - SNOW STORM - 1978 - EDITED FROM UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CSL STREETCAR ON BRIDGE OVER ILLINOIS CENTRAL TRACKS - ILLINOIS CENTRAL STATION IN BACKGROUND


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CROWD WAITING FOR STREETCAR - AT FOOT OF ELEVATED STAIRS - 1940 - NOTE ALL THE HATS - EDITED FROM A JOHN VACHON IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CRAWFORD MARKET HOUSE - TWO-HORSE WAGON IN FRONT WITH DRIVERS - NOTE WHEELS IN MUD - 1911


PHOTO - CHICAGO - COTTAGE GROVE AVE - LOOKING S - TIVOLI THEATER ON RIGHT 6328 S COTTAGE GROVE - OPENED 1921 - 1955


PHOTO - CHICAGO - COTTAGE GROVE AND 115TH - PAINTED DREWRY'S BEER AD - JOLLY INN SIGN - BERGHOFF BEER AT 580 CLUB - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CONTESTANTS FOR MISS GREAT LAKES - STATE STREET IN FRONT OF WOOLWORTH'S - 1935 - EDITED FROM CHICAGO TRIBUNE HISTORICAL FILES


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CONTESTANT GROUP FOR MISS CHICAGO 1926 - EDITED FROM CHICAGO TRIBUNE HISTORICAL FILES


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CONTESTANT FOR MISS CHICAGO 1926 - EDITED FROM CHICAGO TRIBUNE HISTORICAL FILES


PHOTO - CHICAGO - COMMERCIAL STREET - HALSTED MAYBE - CTA WITT STREETCAR - EARLY 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION WORLD'S FAIR - MASTODON AND DEVIL FISH - 1893


PHOTO - CHICAGO - COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION WORLD'S FAIR - GERMAN GOVERNMENT BUILDING - LATER CALLED GERMAN BUILDING - 1893


PHOTO - CHICAGO - COLUMBIAN EXHIBITION WORLD'S FAIR - FIRST FERRIS WHEEL - GONDOLA DETAILS - 1893


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CLARK AT POLK - PCC STREETCAR PASSING BUS - NOTE SIGN FOR LEE OVERALLS - 1954


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CLARK AND LAKE - STREETCAR - ELEVATED - PARKED CARS - 1950s


Sunday, 21 December 2014

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - E W RIECK LUNCH ROOMS - 42 W HARRISON - 66 W WASHINGTON - 118 S CLARK - 160 N STATE - 234 S HALSTED


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - DRI-GAS CORPORATION - NOW YOU'RE COOKING WITH DRI-GAS


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - DREAM BAR - 1312 S CICERO - CONTINUOUS ENTERTAINMENT


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - DRAKE'S MAYORS ROW RESTAURANT - LEVEE ROOM - THE SPEAKEASY - CAUCUS ROOM - COUNCIL CHAMBER - 131 N DEARBORN


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - DOWN HOME CAFE AND LIQUOR STORE - 3160 S STATE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - DOOLIN AMUSEMENT SUPPLY COMPANY - 511 N HALSTED


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - DIAMOND LOUNGE - 660 N CLARK


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - DE MET'S CANDIES - WHEN IN CHICAGO DON'T OVERLOOK


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - DAWES MOTORS - 2457-59 S MICHIGAN - DE SOTO - PLYMOUTH


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - DAVID'S RESTAURANT - 3100 S HALSTED - ICE CREAM - COFFEE SHOP - WALNUT ROOM


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - DAVE AND LARRY'S KOO KOO KLUB - 109 W CHICAGO


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - CROWN LIQUORS - 868 E 63RD - FREE DELIVERY


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - CRESTLINE GRILL AND FOUNTAIN - 4000 W 79TH - TASTY SANDWICHES


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - CREDIT HOUSE - 47TH AND SOUTH PARK - WHERE YOUR CLOTHING DOLLAR BUYS MORE