Friday, January 29, 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

PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA RAPID TRANSIT - SANTA'S EXPRESS - INTERIOR - 2014 - EDITED FROM A BRUCE MOFFAT IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA RAPID TRANSIT - CAR INTERIOR - NOTE ADS AND LEATHER HOLDING STRAPS - 1951


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA ASHLAND AVENUE CAR BARN - MANY PULLMAN AND ONE PCC - 1952 - EDITED FROM AN AL CHIONE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CROWD WATCHING UNKNOWN PARADE - PERHAPS POLISH - 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CRAWFORD SAUSAGE COMPANY - STAFF AND TRUCKS ALL LINED UP - 1957


PHOTO - CHICAGO - COMISKEY PARK - 35TH AND SHIELDS - TICKET LINES - CITY SERIES - 1914 - EDITED FROM A DAILY NEWS IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION WORLD'S FAIR - PANORAMA AERIAL - 1893


PHOTO - CHICAGO - COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION WITH INTRAMURAL TRAMWAY - AERIAL - 1893


PHOTO - CHICAGO - COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION - PARK AREA AT WORLD'S FAIR - 1893 - EDITED FROM A E. R. WALKER IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION - ADMINISTRATION BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUCTION - 1892


PHOTO - CHICAGO - COLES AT 79TH - STREETCAR TURNING ONTO 79TH - MID 1940s - EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON TROLLEYDODGER'S SITE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CLUB DELISA - GROUP TABLE PHOTO - FOUR SHOWS NIGHTLY - BREAKFAST DANCE MONDAY MORNINGS - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CLARK AND HALSTED - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CIVIC CENTER - CHRISTMAS TREE - NIGHT - ASSEMBLED FROM MANY TREES - c1965 - EDITED FROM A HEDRICH-BLESSING IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHILDREN PLAYING AT UNKNOWN BEACH - EDITED FROM A DAILY NEWS IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO'S JUAN MIRO SCULPTURE - 69 W WASHINGTON - FAIRLY CONTEMPORARY - EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO THEATER - NIGHT - PEOPLE WALKING BY - 1941


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO SURFACE LINES BARN BARN - TWO PCC STREETCARS - STONY ISLAND


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO SURFACE LINES - TROLLEY COACH - 1930s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - NIGHT - LOOKING E FROM W OF MERCHANDISE MART - c1965


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - HIBBARD SPENCER BARTLETT WAREHOUSE - STEAMERS - c1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - EVENING - LAKER BOATS ALONG SIDE THE SUN-TIMES BUILDING - c1965


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - FREIGHTER IN MOUTH OF RIVER WITH BRIDGE UP - 1941


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO AUTO SHOW 1964 - MODEL IN MERMAID COSTUME ON PLYMOUTH AMBASSADOR HOOD


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO AUTO SHOW 1955 - LINCOLN-MERCURY FUTURA - GLAMOROUS MODEL


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO AUTO SHOW 1954 - DEBUT OF CHICAGOAN FIBERGLASS SPORTSCAR - MODEL IN CAR - COMPANY REP HOLDING SIGN


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO AUTO SHOW 1950 - PACKARD AND BEAUTY QUEEN - CARS AS THEATRICALS - 1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO AUTO SHOW 1950 - MISS AMERICA ON TOP OF NASH AMBASSADOR


PATCH - CHICAGO - CTA - SHOULDER PATCH FOR EMPLOYEES - 1960s


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - HOTEL CRILLON - MICHIGAN BLVD AT 13TH - 250 ROOMS


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - HOTEL CEDAR - 1118 N STATE - WALK TO LOOP PARK AND BEACH


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - HOTEL ATLANTIC - CLARK NEAR JACKSON - FAMOUS FOR FOOD


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - HORN PALACE RESTAURANT - 4189 S HALSTED - AMERICAN AND ITALIAN FOOD


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - HITCHING POST RESTAURANT - 1552 E 57TH - WAFFLE OMELETTE CHEESEBURGER


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - HENJNA CLEANING COMPANY - CLARK AND SCRANTON


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - HEIDELBERGER FASS RESTAURANT - GERMAN FOOD - 4300 N LINCOLN - KLINKEL THE PHONE


AD - CHICAGO - WIEBOLDT'S DEPARTMENT STORE - NEW COURSE OF STUDY - COLLEGE-AGE WOMEN'S CLOTHES - 1977


AD - CHICAGO - W. W. KIMBALL COMPANY - 306 S WABASH - 1927


AD - CHICAGO - SWIFT'S PREMIUM - CANNED HAMBURGERS - JUST SIZZLE 'EM BROWN - 1950


AD - CHICAGO - STILLSON'S RESTAURANT - MADISON AND DEARBORN - SECOND FLOOR - ORCHESTRA - REFINED ENTERTAINERS - SIXTY-CENT LUNCHEON - 1920


AD - CHICAGO - STEVENS HOTEL - BOULEVARD ROOM - ICE FROLICS COUNTRY STYLE - NOTE ALREADY A HILTON HOTEL - 1951


AD - CHICAGO - PORTLAND CEMENT ASSOCIATION - 33 W GRAND AVE - WILL ROGER'S THEATRE - 1936


AD - CHICAGO - PARAMOUNT - WHAT IS PLAYING AT 8 OF THEIR SUPER 39 - PICTURE OF MCVICKERS - 1923


AD - CHICAGO - PARADE FASHIONS - 1313 W RANDOLPH - WHIRLING SKIRTS - LACE LOVELY - GINGHAM CHECKS - 1962


AD - CHICAGO - MOSELY FOLDING BATH-TUB COMPANY - 181 S CANAL - 1893


AD - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S - WOMEN'S FASHION - THE BLUES - 1926


AD - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S - BRITISH GUARDS LEAD SOLDIERS AND CASTLE - 1966


AD - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD - FASHIONS OF THE HOUR BOOKLET - COVER - TOWN CHRISTMAS SCENE - 1941


AD - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD - FASHIONS OF THE HOUR BOOKLET - COVER - SPRING STREET SCENE - 1937