Saturday, May 7, 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 - BAPTIST MISSIONARY TRAINING SCHOOL - DOMESTIC SCIENCE DEPARTMENT - WOMAN'S AMERICAN BAPTIST HOME MISSION SOCIETY - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BAPTIST MISSIONARY TRAINING SCHOOL - DOMESTIC SCIENCE DEPARTMENT - WOMAN'S AMERICAN BAPTIST HOME MISSION SOCIETY - TINTED - c1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WRIGLEY BUILDING AERIAL - IMAGE TREATED FOR DRAMATIC EFFECT - EDITED FROM A HENRYK IMAGE - c1930


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 63RD AND COTTAGE GROVE - STORES ELEVATED - PARKED CARS - TINTED - 1949


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BROOKFIELD ZOO - POLAR BEAR COMPOUND - BIG CROWD - TINTED - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - CHINA'S LAMA TEMPLE - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - FORT DEARBORN RECONSTRUCTION - AERIAL - TINTED - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - FOUNTAIN BY NIGHT - TINTED - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO ROLLER SKATE COMPANY - ROLLER SKATE FOR YOUTHFUL SPIRITS - 1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DEARBORN AND RANDOLPH - BUSY DAY - MADHOUSE OF TRAFFIC AND PEDESTRIANS - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DREXEL ARMS HOTEL - DREXEL AND OAKWOOD - TINTED - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - FEDERAL BUILDING AND POST OFFICE - CLARK ADAMS DEARBORN AND JACKSON - WAGONS AND PEDESTRIANS DRAWI IN - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - FIRST NATIONAL BANK BUILDING - MONROE AND DEARBORN - AERIAL - CORNER VIEW - 1915


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF CHICAGO HEIGHTS - MAN AND WOMAN READY FOR VACATION - 1911


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GARFIELD PARK - THE REFECTORY - CAR GOING BY - TINTED - 1912


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GREEN BRIAR HOTEL - 6220 S GREENWOOD - 1951


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HAYMARKET SQUARE - AERIAL - JUMBLE OF WAGONS - TINTED - 1913


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL CRILLON - MICHIGAN BLVD AND 13TH - NOTE THE HUGE RADIO ANTENNA - TINTED - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL DAVIS - HOME OF THE ORIENTAL ROOM - JUST NORTH OF THE LOOP - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL GRANT - MADISON AND DEARBORN - NOTE THE AWNING-SHADES - 1911


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL PLANTERS - 19 N CLARK - ART DECO FRAME


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HUMBOLDT PARK - BOAT HOUSE - MAN AND CHILDREN WATCHING WATER - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HUMBOLDT PARK - REFECTORY - CAR - HORSE RIDERS IN FRONT - TINTED - 1913


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ILLINOIS CENTRAL DEPOT - NEARBY COMMERCIAL - CARRIAGES - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK - WOODED ISLAND AND BOATING ON LAGOON - FIELD MUSEUM (NOW SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY) - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACQUES FRENCH RESTAURANT - 900 N MICHIGAN - PATIO AFTER SNOW STORM - OWNER WITH A SENSE OF HUMOR - 1950s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - KIMBARK HOTEL - 6324 S KIMBARK - BEAUTIFUL RESIDENTIAL HOTEL - 1948


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LAKE SHORE CLUB - THE MEDITERRANEAN ROOM - GIVE UP HOUSES FOR COMFORTS OF SUITES AT THE CLUB - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LASALLE STREET STATION - ON VAN BUREN BETWEEN SHERMAN AND LASALLE - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - BOAT HOUSE - MANY BOATS TIED UP - TINTED - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK ZOO - COLLARED PECARY - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD - CORNER VIEW - WABASH AND WASHINGTON - NEW BUILDINGS DONE - NOTE ELEVATED LEFT OUT - TINTED - 1907


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - FROM GRANT PARK - LOOKING NW - MADE TO RESEMBLE SEURAT PAINTING - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY - AERIAL - TINTED - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NEW BLACKSTONE HOTEL - MICHIGAN AVE AND HUBBARD COURT - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NEW HOMES - DEPOT STREET WEST CHICAGO - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY - MCKINLOCK CAMPUS - AERIAL VIEW - LOOKING SE - TINTED - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PEOPLES GAS LIGHT AND COKE BUILDING - GREAT LAKES FOUNTAIN - INTERESTING PERSPECTIVE - TINTED - 1924


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RIVER AND SURROUNDINGS - AERIAL - EARLY 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ROW OF CHICAGO BUNGALOWS - TWO CHILDREN - VANDERPOEL AVE - 1927


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - S. E. PERLBERG MERCHANT TAILORS - EASTER GREETINGS - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SHORE DRIVE MOTEL - 56TH AND THE LAKE - ONE OF A GROUP OF CHEAP-GLAM MOTELS WHICH POPPED UP IN THE 1950s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE ARMS HOTEL - 1454-64 HYDE PARK BLVD - CARS - SOME PEOPLE - TINTED - NICE VERSION - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE REPUBLIC BUILDING - 209 S STATE - 1914


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE SURREY RESTAURANT - 105TH AND WESTERN - 1949


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE WEDGEWOOD - WOODLAWN AT 64TH


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - UNION STOCK YARDS - CHAMPION SIX HORSE TEAM - TO GET THE MOST MONEY FOR YOUR LIVESTOCK SHIP TO CHICAGO - TINTED


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - UNION STOCK YARDS - 4-H HITCH - INTERNATIONAL LIVE STOCK EXPOSITION 1930 - PART OF CENTURY OF PROGRESS SERIES - SHIP TO CHICAGO - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - UNION STOCK YARDS - ENTRANCE - WAGON AND HERD - I WILL SERIES - TINTED - 1911