Saturday, 14 February 2015

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 - MARTINIQUE RESTAURANT - DINING ROOM IN EVENING LIGHT - NICE VERSION - 1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S STORE - AERIAL - STATE RANDOLPH WABASH AND WASHINGTON - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S OLD ORCHARD STORE - THE HAWTHORNE ROOM RESTAURANT - 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S DEPARTMENT STORE - CHILDREN'S PLAY ROOM - EARLY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S - THE STORE FOR MEN - ACROSS WASHINGTON FROM MAIN STORE - MAIN FLOOR - AERIAL


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S - THE CHRISTMAS TREE - IT WAS A REAL ONE THEN - 1934


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S - STATE AND WASHINGTON - CORNER VIEW - BIG CROWD - 1914


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S - NEW BUILDING - NOTE NO CLOCKS - c1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S - CORNER VIEW - EARLY 1950s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S - AERIAL - CORNER STATE AND WASHINGTON - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD HOUSE - 1873-1955 - CHICAGO SERIES - IMAGE EARLY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MARK TWAIN HOTEL - 111 W DIVISION - AT CLARK - SUBWAY STATION AT ENTRANCE - NEAR LINCOLN PARK - 200 ROOMS - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MANUAL TRAINING SCHOOL - GLENWOOD NEAR CHICAGO HEIGHTS - 1930


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MANN'S MILLION DOLLAR RAINBO GARDEN - CLARK AND LAWRENCE - TINTED - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MANN AND JACKSON'S RAINBO GARDENS - CLARK AT LAWRENCE - VERANDA LOOKING INTO GARDEN - EARLY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MANDEL BROTHERS DEPARTMENT STORE - STATE AND MADISON AND WABASH - ENGRAVING-LIKE DRAWING - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MANDARIN INN RESTAURANT - 414-16 S WABASH - INTERIOR - NOTE PIPE ORGAN - NICE VERSION - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MAISON-LAFITTE RESTAURANT - DINING ROOM - 1980


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MAGNOLIA AVE - LOOKING S - 1913


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MADISON STREET - MC VICKER'S THEATER - E FROM DEARBORN - ARTIFICIAL NIGHT - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MADISON AVE - LOOKING E - HOTEL BREVOORT - MORRISON HOTEL - UNION PACIFIC - FLORSHEIM SHOES WALGREEN'S - 1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - BURLINGTON - DENVER ZEPHYR ARRIVING UNION STATION - 1938


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - BALTIMORE AND OHIO - THE CAPITOL IN GRAND CENTRAL STATION - 1969 - EDITED FROM AN EDWARD EGAN IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - BALTIMORE AND OHIO - THE CAPITOL - LEAVING GRAND CENTRAL STATION - 201 W HARRISON - 1965


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - BALTIMORE AND OHIO - STREAMLINED STEAM ENGINE 5304 - CHICAGO RAIL FAIR - 1949


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - BALTIMORE AND OHIO - STEAM ENGINE 701 AND TENDER - 1958


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - BALTIMORE AND OHIO - DIESEL ENGINE 9611 - 1975


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - AMTRAK TURBO - 1975


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - AMTRAK TRAIN HEADING OUT OF CITY - AERIAL - 1973


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - AMTRAK - PASSENGER LEAVING CITY - 1976


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - AMTRAK - LONE STAR PASSENGER TRAIN LEAVING CITY - 1974


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - AMTRAK - DIESEL ENGINES - AERIAL - SKYLINE - 1976


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - AMTRACK TURBO LEAVING DOWNTOWN - 1974


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - AMTRACK PASSING UNDER BASCULE BRIDGE - 1973


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - AMTRACK LEAVING DOWNTOWN - 1976


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - AMTRACK - PASSENGER TRAIN LEAVING THE CITY - 1974


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - AERIAL - PENNSYLVANIA DIESEL UNITS - PENNSYLVANIA FREIGHT STATION BEHIND RIGHT - 1968


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - CHICAGO AND EASTERN ILLINOIS - CABOOSE - RADIO EQUIPPED SIGN - 1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - THE ROOKERY BUILDING - ATRIUM - FAIRLY CONTEMPORARY - EDITED FROM URBAN SPLATTER SITE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - THE PONTIAC BUILDING - DEARBORN AND HARRISON - 1902


PHOTO - CHICAGO - THE FIRST MISS CHICAGO - 1922 - RATHER UNUSUALPUBLICITY PHOTO ON ROOF - EDITED FROM CHICAGO TRIBUNE HISTORICAL FILES


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - WONDER BREAD - BUILDS STRONG BODIES 8 WAYS


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - WIMPY'S HAMBURGER - 95TH AND WESTERN - TALE HOME 1 OR 100


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - WHITE MANSION RESTAURANT - 75TH AND STONY ISLAND


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - WHISKY-A-GO-GO - 867 N RUSH - DISCOTHEQUE - DANCING 9 PM TO 4 AM


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - WCFL RADIO - THE VOICE OF LABOR


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - WAGON WHEEL LIQUORS - 3116 W 111TH - MUTOSCOPE-TYPE IMAGE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - VILLANI BROTHERS TIC TOC COCKTAIL LOUNGE - 178 W RANDOLPH


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - VILLANI BROTHERS COCKTAIL LOUNGE AND RESTAURANT - 5666 W MADISON - SINGING BARTENDERS