Wednesday, February 18, 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 - ST NICHOLAS SCHOOL - ROSELAND - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ST JOHN CHURCH SCHOOL AND RECTORY - INSET OF PRIEST - 1914


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ST JEROME'S CHURCH AND SCHOOL - ROGERS PARK - 1913


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ST GEORGE RESIDENTIAL HOTEL - MIDWAY AT BLACKSTONE - 1916


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ST CLAIR HOTEL - COCKTAIL CIRCLE - BIGGEST LITTLE BAR IN CHICAGO


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SPEEDWAY PARK - DARIO RESTA WINNER OF 100 MILE CHALLENGE RACE - 1915


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOUTH SIDE STATE BANK - 3638 COTTAGE GROVE AVE


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE DRIVE - AERIAL - LOOKING S - JACKSON PARK - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE COUNTRY CLUB - PERSPECTIVE FROM DINING ROOM - 1917


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE COUNTRY CLUB - BALLROOM - 1919


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOUTH PARK AVE - LOOKING N FROM FRINK - AUSTIN - 1907


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOUTH MICHIGAN AVE SKYLINE - LOOKING N - STEVENS HOTEL ON LEFT - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOUTH CHICAGO STATION - BAND AND SOLDIERS AND DIGNITARIES WAITING - 1915


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOUTH CHICAGO - ILLINOIS STEEL WORKS AND LIGHTHOUSE - FROM LAKE - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOUTH CHICAGO - COMMERCIAL AVE - N OF 92ND - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOLDIERS' FIELD AND SOME OF SKYLINE - AERIAL - LOOKING N - 1994 U.S. HOSTING OF FIFA - SOME GAMES PLAYED HERE


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOLDIERS' FIELD - AERIAL - LOOKING N - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOLDIERS' FIELD - AERIAL - BIG CROWD - SOME KIND OF SPECIAL SHOW WITH PROPS ON FIELD - FIELD MUSEUM TOP LEFT- c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SKYLINE AND LAKE - FROM ADLER PLANETARIUM - EVENING - NICE VERSION - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SKYLINE AND GRANT PARK AND BOAT HARBOR - PANORAMA VIEW - MID 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SKYLINE - LOOKING N FROM SOUTH SIDE - c1970


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SINGAPORE STEAK AND CHOP HOUSE - HICKORY BAR-B-Q - 1011 N RUSH - 3 IMAGES - 2 INTERIORS - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SHORELAND HOTEL- 55TH AT THE LAKE - AERIAL VIEW OF SHORELINE - 1936


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SHORE OF LAKE MICHIGAN - WALKING COUPLE - 1919


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SHIPWRECK ON LAKE MICHIGAN - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SHERWIN AVE - W FROM ASHLAND - ROGERS PARK - LARGE HOMES - TREE-LINED STREET - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SHERIDAN THEATRE - NORTH CHICAGO - 1938


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SHERIDAN ROAD WATER TOWER - ALONG THE NORTH SHORE


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SHERIDAN ROAD - S FROM GRACE - WALKERS AND CARS BY LAKE - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SHERIDAN ROAD - N FROM SUNNYSIDE - LARGE HOMES - BOY IN PLUS-FOURS MAYBE SKATING - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SHERATON-CHICAGO HOTEL - 505 N MICHIGAN AVE - ENTRANCE AT NIGHT - 1000 ROOMS - 1976


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - ROCK ISLAND - DIESEL ENGINE 637 - 1969


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - ROCK ISLAND - DIESEL ENGINE 630 - JUST REPAINTED - 1972


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - ROCK ISLAND - COMMUTER LEAVING CITY - 1970


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - ROCK ISLAND - AEROTRAIN - AERIAL - LATE 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY - ELECTRIC DOUBLE- DECKER - 1980


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - PENNSYLVANIA - STEAM ENGINE 6200 - AN AWESOME MONSTER - 1948


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - PENN CENTRAL - SLEEPER CAR - 1981


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - PENN CENTRAL - PASSENGER AND FLAT CARS IN YARD - AERIAL - 1972


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - NYC 20TH CENTURY LIMITED - IN STATION - 1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - NYC - IN STATION - 1964


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - NORTH WESTERN - STREAMLINED STEAM ENGINE 4002 - AT PLATFORM - ENGINEER WALKING - 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - NORTH WESTERN - DIESEL-ELECTRIC ENGINE 6712 - 1976


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - NORTH WESTERN - DIESEL ENGINE 1776 - PAINTED IN BICENTENNIAL LIVERY


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - NORTH WESTERN - CABOOSE - 1984


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - NORTH SHORE LINE - SERVICE CAR - 1962


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - NORTH SHORE LINE - ELECTROLINER AT MILWAUKEE - 1962


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - NORTH SHORE LINE - ELECTROLINER - 1962


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - NORTH SHORE ELECTROLINER - ON ELEVATED STRUCTURE - MADISON AND WABASH - 1954