Tuesday, February 17, 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 - REDEMPTIONIST FATHERS SEMINARY - 1957


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RAYMOND COURT - 4626-42 LAKE AVE - COURTYARD APARTMENTS - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RAVINIA PARK - NOTE CASINO SIGN - NORTHWESTERN RAILROAD - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH - LOOKING W FROM STATE - RAINY NIGHT - 1966


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH - LOOKING E - NIGHT - SUNNY ITALY - HOE SAI GAI - HENRICI - GREYHOUND - 1950s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH - FROM E OF STATE - NIGHT - TRAILWAYS DEPOT - HUDSON-ROSS ZENITH - TWA SIGN - MARSHALL FIELD ON LEFT - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH - THEN NICHOLS BEACH PRIVATE SECTION - LOOKING N - NAME MISSPELLED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH - NICHOLS PRIVATE BEACH PORTION - S OF MANHATTAN BEACH - BIG CROWD - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH - EARLY IMAGE SHOWS MANHATTAN - NICOLS BEACH IN DISTANCE - NOTE SUITS DRYING ON PAVILION ROOF - 1906


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH - CALLED MANHATTAN - PANORAMA SHOWING STEEL MILLS IN DISTANCE - NOTE HOUSES - BIG CROWD - 1914


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RAILWAY EXCHANGE BARBER SHOP - JACKSON AND MICHIGAN - EIGHTH FLOOR - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RAG DOLL - 6335 N WESTERN - NEAR DEVON - AMERICA'S ORIGINAL DANCE BAR - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RADIO CLUB ENTRANCE - 1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PUBLIC MUSEUMS - SHEDD AQUARIUM AND FIELD MUSEUM - AERIAL LOOKING S E - PART OF SECOND LARGEST CITY SERIES - 1951


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PRUDENTIAL BUILDING - SEEN FROM GRANT PARK - RANDOLPH NEAR MICHIGAN - 1966


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PRUDENTIAL BUILDING - GIBRALTER ROOM RESTAURANT - INTERIOR - WINDOW ON MICHIGAN - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH - LAKE FOREST - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PRAIRIE AVENUE HISTORIC DISTRICT - CHICAGO SERIES - IMAGE 1978


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PRAIRIE AVENUE - 9 HOMES OF 1874 - LATER DATE HISTORICAL SERIES


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - POLISH NATIONAL ALLIANCE - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - POLISH NATIONAL ALLIANCE - 6100 N CICERO


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - POLISH NATIONAL ALLIANCE - 1406 DIVISION - 1917


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PLAZA HOTEL - CLARK AND NORTH - LOTS OF AWNINGS - NICE VERSION - 1911


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PLAZA HOTEL - CLARK AND NORTH - AWNINGS - 1912


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PHOTO OF COLUMBUS FLEET REPLICAS - SENT FROM SPAIN FOR 1893 WORLD'S FAIR - JACKSON PARK LAGOON


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PETE'S FAMOUS STEAKS - 163-7 DEARBORN - JUST N OF RANDOLPH - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PETER D. BIRDAKIS TAILOR - 20 E JACKSON - PRESIDENTIAL FABRICS - 1942


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PERSHING HOTEL - 64TH AND CCOTTAGE GROVE - VARIOUS WOODLAWN ATTRACTIONS - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PERKINS BASS SCHOOL - 66TH AT MAY - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PEOPLE'S HAND LAUNDRY - 2161 UNKNOWN STREET - 20TH ANNIVERSARY SIGN - TINTED - 1912


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PEMBERTON AV - S FROM WILSON - TREE-LINED - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PASSAVANT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL - 303 E SUPERIOR - PATTERSON CANCER CLINIC - 1940s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PARKWAY HOTEL CAFE - LINCOLN PARK W AND GARFIELD - TINTED - 1918


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PARK LANE HOTEL AND SURROUNDINGS - 2842 SHERIDAN ROAD - AEROPLANE VIEW


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PANORAMIC - STATE STREET - NIGHT - LOOKING N - MANY STORE SIGNS - 1964


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PANDORA RESTAURANT - 3641 W IRVING PARK - INTERIOR - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PALMOLIVE - NORTHWESTERN DOWNTOWN - LOOKING N - AERIAL - DRAWING - 1940s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PALMER PARK - ROSELAND - FIELD HOUSE - 1914


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PALMER HOUSE HOTEL - CORNER VIEW - STREETCAR - PARKED CARS - NOTE CLOCK - NICE VERSION - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PALACE THEATRE - RANDOLPH AND LA SALLE - CINERAMA - SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - P. NELSON COMPANY DECORATORS - 241 MICHIGAN AVE - 1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - OUR LADY OF SORROW CHURCH - JACKSON BLVD - NICE VERSION - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - OTTO GRONQUIST GROCERIES - 6600 HONORE - DELIVERY WAGON AND STORE FRONT - 1915


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - OLYMPIA FIELDS COUNTRY CLUB - CAFE INTERIOR


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - OLD POST OFFICE AND GOVERNMENT BUILDING - TOPPING OFF OF STEEL STRUCTURE - c1905


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - OLD COLONY BUILDING - GREETINGS FROM CHICAGO - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - OLD CENTRAL LIBRARY - SOUTH ROTUNDA AND STAIRWELL - TIFFANY MOSAICS - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - OHARE AIRPORT - UNITED AIRLINES UNDERGROUND WALKWAY - 1978


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - OGDEN PARK - GIRLS' PLAYGROUND - 1908