Friday, February 6, 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 - HOTEL FOSTER - RENAMED TO CHANCELLOR HOTEL - 5236 LAKE PARK AVE - AERIAL - STORE FRONTS - 1934


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL FLORENCE - PULLMAN - 1907


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL FLANDERS - BUENA AT BROADWAY - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL DALTON - 1234 S WABASH - LOBBY - A HOMELIKE HOTEL - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL COPELAND - 5000 BLOCK SHERIDAN ROAD - MUSKETEER ROOM - FORMER CHARMER'S - 1930s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL BISMARCK - BERLIN ROOM RESTAURANT - RANDOLPH - EARLY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL ATLANTIC - 450 ROOMS 300 BATHS - RENAMED FROM NEW KAISSERHOF - CLARK NEAR JACKSON - WINTER GARDEN RESTAURANT - LATE 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HONOLULU HARRY'S WAIKIKI THEATRE RESTAURANT - 804 WILSON - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HONOLULU HARRY'S WAIKIKI - 4541 BROADWAY - INTERIOR - NICE VERSION - 1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOLY FAMILY HIGH SCHOOL - DIVISION AND CLEAVER - c1930


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL - 2700 W 69TH


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH - 65TH AND JACKSON - 1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOLLAND CATHOLIC CHURCH - ROSELAND - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HIRSCH HIGH SCHOOL - 7740 INGLESIDE - 1952


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HILL AND SEDGWICK - PLAYGROUND - MANY CHILDREN - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HERMITAGE - N OF GRACE E SIDE - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HARVARD HOTEL - 5714-16 WASHINGTON - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HARTMAN FURNITURE - WHIMSICAL - LET HARTMAN FEATHER YOUR NEST - 1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HALSTED STREET - 6200 BLOCK - NOTE NATIONAL THEATRE - 1915


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HAHNEMANN HOSPITAL HOME FOR NURSES - 2815 GROVELAND - c1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE AT CHICAGO - MOTHER AND YOUNG DAUGHTER WALKING IN HIGH WIND AND SNOW GUSTS - 1977


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE AT CHESTNUT - WOMAN WALKING IN WINTER WIND - 1978


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - WINTER - WOMAN WALKS PAST A STACK OF SNOW SHOVELS - 1967


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - NIGHT - AERIAL - CHRISTMAS - LOOKING S - FAIRLY CONTEMPORARY


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING SW - SANTA FE BUILDING ON LEFT - FORMER RAILWAY EXCHANGE - NOTE INDIVIDUAL AIR CONDITIONERS - c1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING S FROM CONGRESS PLAZA - c1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING N FROM ART INSTITUTE - LIONS - 1965


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING N FROM ART INSTITUTE - DOUBLE-DECKER BUS - SINCLAIR OIL SIGN - 1928


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING N - POLICEMAN IN WHITE GLOVES DIRECTING TRAFFIC - CTA NEW LOOK BUSES - COKE SIGN - c1970


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING N - FROM NEAR RANDOLPH - SNAPSHOT - PEOPLE WALKING - 1969


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - AERIAL - LOOKING SW FROM TRIBUNE - DOUBLE-DECK BUS - JAP ROSE SOAP - FAMILY FLAKES - 1920s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AND RANDOLPH - LOOKING W - UNKNOWN ENGLISH FAMILY SNAPSHOT - 1960s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE - MICHIGAN AVE - FLOAT WITH WOMEN WITH AZTEC THEME COSTUMES - 1988


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MERCHANDISE MART ROOF - FLYING CARPET PROMOTION FOR FLOOR COVERING SHOW - CHICAGO RIVER BELOW - 1957


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MEDINAH TEMPLE - 600 N WABASH - c1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MCCORMICK MANSION DEMOLITION - 1953


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MAURICE STUDIO - VIRGINIA O'BRIEN DANCER - 1935


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MATT SCHULIEN DOING CARD TRICKS - CROWD WATCHING - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S YOUNG CHICAGO SHOP - WOMAN'S STYLISH HAT - LABEL - 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S YOUNG CHICAGO SHOP - WOMAN'S STYLISH HAT - 1950s


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - RIDGELAND LIQUORS - 1741 E 71ST - FREE DELIVERY - VISIT OUR BAR - TELEVISION


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - RIALTO THEATRE - STATE AND VAN BUREN - TRAVELING BURLESQUE - MIDNIGHT SHAMBLES


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - RIALTO CROSSROADS - STATE AND VAN BUREN - ALL GIRL REVIEW


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - RELIABLE LIQUORS - 3700 W 26TH - PRIMATOR BEER - GARDEN CITY BREWERY


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - REGAL CROWN JEWELERS AND OPTICIANS - 352 AND A HALF E 47TH - DIGNIFIED CREDIT


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - RED GARTER - 56 W RANDOLPH - ALL GIRL REVIEW


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - RASSEL'S TAVERN - 10512 EWING - ON THE EAST SIDE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - RANCH MOTEL - 9201-25 S STONY ISLAND


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - RAKLIOS RESTAURANTS - ALWAYS OPEN - IN AND AROUND THE LOOP