Friday, November 29, 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:  jc60649@yahoo.com

SOME INTERNET SITES FROM JOHN CHUCKMAN:


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 - WACKER DRIVE - LOOKING E - NIGHT - MID 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WABASH - ELEVATED STRUCTURE - AERIAL - LATE 1970s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - VIRGINIA HOTEL - RUSH AND OHIO - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - UPTOWN STATION - RAPID TRANSIT AND NORTH SHORE LINE - POLICEMAN BY ENTRANCE - c1930


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN PUBLIC BEACH - LARGE CROWD - NOTE DIKED AREA BEHIND - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN LOCATION - CALLED POINT ALONG LAKE MICHIGAN - 1913


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN APARTMENT BUILDING - CAR PARKED - LITTLE GIRL IN FRONT - 1912


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO - STAGG FIELD - AERIAL - 1951


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO - SNELL HALL - HITCHCOCK HALL - EARLY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO - MIDWAY BLVD - 3 WOMEN WALKING - PRESIDENT'S HOUSE - FOSTER HALL - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO - MIDWAY - AERIAL - LOOKING E - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - UNION DEPOT - CARRIAGES - STREETCAR - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - UNION DEPOT - 1911


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - TRIBUNE TOWER AND SURROUNDINGS - NOTE AWNINGS - NOTE MECHANISM FOR CARS AT BRIDGE - TINTED - c1930


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - TRAIN - WABASH - DINING CAR AND STAFF - BLUE BANNER TO ST LOUIS - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - TRAIN - ROTARY STEAM SNOW SHOVEL - CHICAGO AND NORTH WESTERN - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - TRAIN - CHICAGO AND NORTHWESTERN - DINING CAR INTERIOR - VESTIBULED TRAINS - PRE-1900


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - TRAIN - CHICAGO AND NORTH WESTERN - STEAM ENGINE AND TENDER - CREWMEN IN FRONT - 1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - TRAIN - CHICAGO AND EASTERN ILLINOIS - CAFE-LOUNGE CAR - GROUP OF PEOPLE - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - TRAIN - CHALLENGER SLEEPING CAR - UNION PACIFIC - CROWD IN SEATS - PORTER - 1935


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THEATRE PLAY - HENRIETTA CROSMAN - THE REAL THING - 1913


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THEATRE PLAY - HENRIETTA CROSMAN - THE GREAT POPULAR SUCCESS - 1913


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE STANDARD CLUB - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE ROMA RESTAURANT - 221 S WABASH - DINING ROOM - 1915


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE MONTEREY HOTEL - 808 JUNIOR TERRACE - AT CLARENDON -1940s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE GOLDEN OX RESTAURANT - 1578 CLYBOURN - 5 IMAGES - c 1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE CHICAGO HOSPITAL - 452 E 49TH - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE BERKSHIRE HOTEL - 15 E OHIO - NICE VERSION - 1943


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SWIFT AND COMPANY - PORK COOLING ROOM - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STORM ON LAKE MICHIGAN - EARLY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STOP AND SHOP FOOD STORE - 16 W WASHINGTON - INTERIOR - EXTERIOR INSET - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STONE-FRONTED HOMES OR TWO-FLATS - APARTMENT BUILDING ON LEFT - UNKNOWN STREET - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STOCK YARDS - ENTRANCE GATE - 1951


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STEVENS HOTEL - TAP ROOM - 1937


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STEVENS HOTEL - RESTAURANT INTERIOR - CROWD AND HULA DANCERS - 1938


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STEVENS HOTEL - CONTINENTAL ROOM - DANCE ACT AND BAND - 1930s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STEAMER CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS - PASSING LIGHT HOUSE - EARLY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET BRIDGE - CHICAGO RIVER - SHIP PASSING UNDER OPEN BRIDGE - 1913


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET AT WASHINGTON - MARSHALL FIELD'S - HUGE CROWD - 1923


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - TRAM - WAGONS - NOTE GUNTHER'S - EDELWEISS - PAINLESS DENTISTRY - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - SATURDAY AFTERNOON SHOPPING - BERG AND COMPANY - HUGE CROWD - TINTED - 1906


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - NIGHT - STATE LAKE THEATER - 1954