Saturday, December 14, 2013

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 - CORN EXCHANGE NATIONAL BANK - NW CORNER ADAMS AND LASALLE - WHEN NEW - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CONGRESS HOTEL AND ANNEX - LOUIS XVI DINING ROOM - ALL PASTELS - 1915


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CIRO'S RESTAURANT - 816 N WABASH - 2 INTERIOR IMAGES - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER AND SURROUNDINGS - AERIAL - LOOKING E - SECOND LARGEST CITY IN AMERICA - 1951


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - STEAMER EASTLAND AND TUG - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHATTERBOX RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE - 6445 SHERIDAN ROAD - 2 IMAGES - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS - JOY-FUN-TOY CHINESE THEATRE COMPANY - 1933-4


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CAFE BRISTOL - 6319 S HALTED - PRIDE OF ENGLEWOOD - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CADILLAC CAFE - 2136 WABASH - INTERIOR - NOTE ROW OF SPITTOONS ON RIGHT AISLE - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BREVOORT HOTEL - MADISON - FAMOUS CHRYSTAL BAR - RADIO IN EVERY ROOM - 1930s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BREVOORT HOTEL - COZY CORNER OF RAINBOW ROOM RESTAURANT - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BRADFORD FURNISHED APARTMENTS - 4400 DREXEL BLVD - c1930


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BISMARCK HOTEL - RANDOLPH AT LASALLE - SWISS CHALET RESTAURANT SIGN - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BISMARCK GARDEN - LADIES' CAFE - CONCERTS SUMMER AND WINTER - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - AUBURN THEATRE - 7835 S HALSTED - INTERIOR - NOTE FANS ON WALLS - EARLY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ART INSTITUTE - EDWARD HOPPER'S NIGHTHAWKS


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - APARTMENT BUILDING - UNKNOWN LOCATION - NOTE AWNINGS - 1906


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 5122 SHERIDAN ROAD - APARTMENTS - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 309 S ASHLAND BUILDING - QUARTERS FOR STUDENTS AT COYNE ELECTRICAL SCHOOL


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - THE FRANKLIN HOUSE RESTAURANT - 7138 S WESTERN AVE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - SHIP RESTAURANT - 1765-75 HOWARD


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - SAFE-WAY GAS - COTTAGE GROVE AT 71ST - SE CORNER


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - RELIABLE PACKING COMPANY - 1440 W 47TH


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - RED WHITE AND BLUE CABS - AMERICAN UNITED CAB


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - MILLERS GRILL AND BAR - 23 E ADAMS


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - MCFADDEN'S LIQUEUR SHOPPE - 1616 E 79Th - BETWEEN CORNELL ANDSTONY ISLAND N SIDE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - MARBLE STAIRWAY COCKTAIL LOUNGE - 624 S MICHIGAN - DANCING


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - HOTEL DALTON - 1234 S WABASH - EVERY ROOM WITH PRIVATE BATH


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - HOTEL CHICAGOAN - 500 ROOMS ALL WITH BATH AND SHOWER- THE TROPICS COCKTAIL LOUNGE - TIFFANY ROOM RESTAURANT


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - BLOCK'S RESTAURANT - 116 E 22ND


AD - CHICAGO - NOONTIME COMICS WITH JOHNNY COONS - DAILY NOON - WNBQ - LAUREL AND HARDY AND OUR GANG EPISODES - 1955


AD - CHICAGO - EXCELSIOR MOTORCYCLES - 2210 UNION - FASTEST IN THE WORLD - 1914


Thursday, October 31, 2013

PHOTO - CHICAGO - COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION WORLD'S FAIR - PEOPLE LOOKING DOWN FROM A ROOF - 1893


PHOTO - CHICAGO - COLISEUM SKATING RINK - CHICAGO HEIGHTS - 1908


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHINA TOWN - NEW TELEPHONE BOOTH - 1960s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO YACHT CLUB - BEGINNING OF ANNUAL SAIL RACE TO MACKINAW MICHIGAN - SKYLINE FROM LAKE - 1992


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO SURFACE LINES - WITT STREETCAR - UNKNOWN STREET - NOTE DAD'S ROOT BEER SIGN - 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO SURFACE LINES - WITT STREETCAR - COTTAGE GROVE LINE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO SURFACE LINES - PROTOTYPE STREAM-LINED STREETCAR 4001 - 1934


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO SURFACE LINES - DAMEN ROUTE WITT STREETCAR - IN YARD NEXT TO SNOW PLOW - 1938


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER AND SKYLINE - LOOKING W FROM OUTER DRIVE - TWO LAKERS AND A BARGE - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - NOTE LIGHT BATTERY FOR WRIGLEY BUILDING - 1952 - EDITED FROM A WIL DEPPE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - LOOKING TOWARDS MERCHADISE MART - NIGHT - AERIAL - 1964 - EDITED FROM A WIL DEPPE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - LOOKING E FROM FRANKLIN STREET BRIDGE - 1946


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - LAKER AND TUG - BRIDGES UP - AERIAL - 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - AFTER CHICAGO FIRE - SHIPS - RUINS - 1871


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO LAWN POSTAL STATION - c1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO FIRE DEPARTMENT - SQUAD TRUCK


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO FIRE DEPARTMENT - PUMPER TRUCK - 1972