Wednesday, 27 November 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:  jc60649@yahoo.com

SOME INTERNET SITES FROM JOHN CHUCKMAN:


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 - LOYOLA UNIVERSITY - MICHAEL CUDAHY HALL - ENGINEERING AND PHARMACY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LOYOLA UNIVERSITY - ENGINEERING HALL - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LOYOLA UNIVERSITY - CHICAGO GROUP - W 12TH - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LOWELL SCHOOL - SPAULDING AND HIRSCH - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LONGWOOD BLVD AND 103RD - TWO GRAND HOMES - NOTE NEW TREES ON BOULEVARD - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LOGAN APARTMENTS - HUMBOLDT BLVD AND TROY - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK ZOO - ZEBU SCARED OX OF INDIA - 1913


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK ZOO - BUSHMAN SITTING IN HIS CAGE - 1951


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - ZOO ANIMAL HOUSE - 1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - CONCERT DAY - BIG CROWD - 1912


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LIBBY'S FOODS CHICAGO PLANT - EMPLOYEES' WELFARE RESTAURANT - 1915


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LAWSON YMCA - 3 IMAGES - 1940s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LARRABEE YMCA - NORTH AVE - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LAKEFRONT AND SKYLINE - AERIAL - LATE 1970s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LAKE FRONT - MICHIGAN AVE - ILLINOIS CENTRAL STATION AND YARDS - AERIAL - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LA SALLE HOTEL - NIGHT - ROMANTIC CARTOON PAINTING - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LA CHEMINEE FRENCH RESTAURANT - 1161 N DEARBORN


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - KUNTZ-REMMLER RESTAURANT - 418-24 S WABASH - LADIES AND GENTLEMEN'S DINING ROOM - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - KUNGSHOLM MINIATURE GRAND OPERA - 100 E ONTARION - ANNOUNCES ELIXER OF LOVE AND HMS PINAFORE - 1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - KEDZIE SAVINGS BANK - BANKING ROOM - 1215 S KEDZIE - EARLY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - KASPAR STATE BANK - 1900 BLUE ISLAND - NOTE STREET CLOCK - 1915


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JULIAN FINE FURNITURE - MANUFACTURERS AND RETAILERS - STOREFRONT - 2215 W 95TH - NIGHT - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JOHN G SHEDD AQUARIUM - BUILT OF GEORGIA MARBLE - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JIMMY WONG'S RESTAURANT - 426 S WABASH - 3058 PETERSON - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JIM MORAN'S COURTESY MOTORS - NIGHT - 1957


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK BEACH - WAVES - FIELD MUSEUM (SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY LATER) AND GERMAN BUILDING IN BACKGROUND - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK BEACH - HUGE CROWD - PAVILION - TINTED - OFF-REGISTER - 1927


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK BEACH - GROUP OF ADULTS AND CHILDREN - RESEMBLES A WATERCOLOR PAINTING -TINTED - 1907


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK BEACH - AERIAL - FAIR CROWD - 1940s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK - MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY - AERIAL - GRACIOUS APARTMENTS AND HOTELS ON EDGE - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK - MUNICIPAL BATHING BEACH - PAVILION FROM LAKE - CROWD OF SWIMMERS - EARLY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK - BEACH - HUGE CROWD OF PEDESTRIANS AND CARRIAGES - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - IRVING PARK TEA STORE - 3613 IRVING PARK - WOMAN AT FRONT - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - IRVING PARK NEIGHBORHOOD - LARGE FRAME HOME - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - INTERNATIONAL SADDLE BAR - AT THE RANCH RESTAURANT - 123 E OAK - 1948


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - INTERNATIONAL AIR MEET - MONOPLANE RACE - 1911


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - INTERNATIONAL AIR MEET - LINCOLN BEACHEY - WORLD ALTITUDE RECORD - 1911


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY - AUDITORIUM INTERIOR - MIES VAN DER ROHE - 1965


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - I. HIMMEL AND SON FURRIERS - 322 W 63RD AT HARVARD - 5 IMAGES - 1940s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HYDE AND BEHMAN'S MUSIC HALL - FORMER IROQUOIS THEATRE - 1907


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HUMBOLDT PARK - FOUNTAIN - GROUP OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HUMBOLDT PARK - BOAT HOUSE - BOATS IN WATER - CROWD ON BALCONY - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL PLANTERS - RESTAURANT INTERIOR - TINTED - EARLY