Thursday, May 19, 2016

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 - BUCKINGHAM FOUNTAIN - MICHIGAN SKYLINE BEHIND - FAMILY ON A BENCH - MID TO LATE 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CALUMET NATIONAL BANK - SOUTH CHICAGO - TINTED - 1912


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - HALL OF SCIENCE - N ENTRANCE - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO HELICOPTER AIRWAYS - OVER PRUDENTIAL BUILDING AND SURROUNDINGS - NICE VERSION


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO PASTEUR INSTITUTE - 228 DEARBORN - 1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - EXCURSION STEAMER WITH TUG - SKYLINE BEHIND - 1955


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER FRONT - FAKE NIGHT - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DAILY NEWS BUILDING - AERIAL ACROSS RIVER - TINTED - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DEARBORN - LOOKING N FROM JACKSON - AERIAL - GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL - NEW POST OFFICE - MONADNOCK BUILDING - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DOUGLAS PARK - RESTING PLACE AND DRIVEWAY - CAR - PEOPLE ON BENCH - POLICEMAN OR ATTENDANT - TINTED - 1915


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GRANT PARK - MICHIGAN AVE - TERRACE THAT USED TO BE ON E SIDE - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GRANT PARK AND MICHIGAN BLVD - LOOKING N FROM MONROE - CARS DRAWN IN - TINTED - 1921


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HARRISON HOTEL - LOBBY - 65 E HARRISON - NEAR WABASH - 1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HUMBOLDT PARK - STABLES - POLICE STATION - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - LAKE MICHIGAN EXCURSION STEAMERS - TWO WALKING FROM BOAT - CROWD - TINTED - 1914


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK BOAT LANDING - BIG CROWD - LINCOLN PARK BOAT LINE - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MADISON - E FROM DEARBORN - MCVICKERS THEATRE - FAKE EVENING - 1912


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MCCLURG BUILDING - WABASH BETWEEN ADAMS AND JACKSON - TINTED - NICE VERSION - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHAEL REESE HOSPITAL - 29TH AND GROVELAND - TINTED - 1914


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MERCHANDISE MART AND OTHER BUILDINGS ON RIVER - JUST ARRIVED - AERIAL - LOOKING NE - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - N OF ADAMS - PARKED CARS - TINTED - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NAVY PIER - AS UNIVERSITY - SHIPS DOCKED - AERIAL - 1964


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NEW COURT HOUSE


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NEW NORTH WESTERN STATION - W MADISON BETWEEN CANAL AND CLINTON - OPENED 1911 AERIAL - TINTED


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NEW POST OFFICE 1933 - HARRISON TO VAN BUREN AND CANAL TO RIVER - WORLD'S LARGEST - SPANS TRACKS TO UNION STATION - 1952


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY - ALEXANDER MCKINLOCK CAMPUS - MONTGOMERY WARD BUILDING - WIEBOLDT HALL - LEVY MAYER HALL - 1940s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PALMOLIVE BUILDING - NIGHT - NICE VERSION - TINTED - 1940s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PRUDENTIAL BUILDING - NIGHT - ANNOUNCES NEW MIDWEST OFFICES - 1956


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH AND DEARBORN - AERIAL - WOOD'S AND GARRICK THEATRES - TINTED - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SEARS ROEBUCK YMCA - 3210 ARTHINGTON - BUILDING LOBY AND CAFETERIA - ART DECO FRAME - c1930


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SECURITY BANK OF CHICAGO - MILWAUKEE AND CARPENTER - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SISSON HOTEL - 53RD AT THE LAKE - TINTED - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOLDIER FIELD - AERIAL - SKYLINE BACKGROUND - EVENING - FAIRLY CONTEMPORARY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SPIRIT OF THE GREAT LAKES - LORADO TAFT - ART INSTITUTE - BENJAMIN FERGUSON MEMORIAL - TINTED - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ST PATRICK'S RECTORY - ADAMS AND DESPLAINES - TINTED - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - BUSIEST STORE IN THE WORLD - S H KNOX - HUGE CROWDS - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING N FROM VAN BUREN - AERIAL - NICE VERSION - TINTED - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SVITHIOD SINGING CLUB - FRONT AND SIDE OF BUILDING - 1930s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE NORTHERN TRUST COMPANY - SERIAL - PEDESTRIANS - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE SEVILLE FURNISHED APARTMENT HOTEL - 4144 SHERIDAN - TINTED - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - TOWN CASINO - 6 N CLARK - BAR INTERIOR - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - UNION STATION - CANAL AND ADAMS - TINTED - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - UNION STOCK YARDS - SIX HORSE TEAM - COURT OF STOCK YARD INN - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WACKER DRIVE - CHICAGO RIVER - AERIAL - LOOKING E - TINTED - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WASHINGTON PARK - COUPLE LOOKING AT WATER LILIES - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WASHINGTON PARK - SCENE - FLOWERS - TRELLIS - ADMINISTRATION BUILDING - TINTED - 1914


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WELLS STREET BRIDGE - ELEVATED - OLD NORTHWESTERN DEPOT - SHIP - SIGNS - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WILSON AND COMPANY - SIX HORSE HITCH OF CLYDESDALES - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WINDERMERE HOTEL - LOOKING DOWN STREET PARALLEL WITH FRONT - 56TH AND CORNELL - 1920s