Thursday, April 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

PHOTO - TORONTO - ST CLAIR - JUST W OF YONGE LOOKING E


Thursday, February 11, 2016

PHOTO - TORONTO - LAKE SHORE ROAD - NEW TORONTO - GOOD YEAR PLANT - TTC TRACK CREW WORKING - c1960


PHOTO - TORONTO - KING STREET AT YONGE - LOOKING SW - THE SWORD RESTAURANT - PCC STREETCAR - GROUP OF PEOPLE ON CORNER - 1967


PHOTO - TORONTO - KING STREET - PART OF MASSEY-FERGUSON PLANT - STREETCAR - BRILL TROLLEY BUS - 1967


PHOTO - TORONTO - KING STREET - LOOKING W FROM JUST BEYOND DOWNTOWN - NOTE CONSTRUCTION - STREETCAR - WESTINGHOUSE BUILDING - 1973


PHOTO - TORONTO - KING RONCESVALLES AND QUEEN - PICKEN CHICKEN SIGN - CORNER STORE APPEARS DERELICT - 1964


PHOTO - TORONTO - KING NEAR SIMCOE - LOOKING W - ROYAL ALEXANDRA - CANADIAN PACIFIC EXPRESS - 1964


PHOTO - TORONTO - KING NEAR BERKELEY - LOOKING W - NOTE ST LAWRENCE HALL - JUST-FINISHED T-D CENTRE - NATIONAL SIGN - 1967


PHOTO - TORONTO - KING AT YORK - LOOKING NE - RAINY DAY - GLOBE AND MAIL BUILDING - TTC INSPECTOR - WINSTON'S RESTAURANT - 1968


PHOTO - TORONTO - KING AT QUEEN AND RONCESVALLES - RUTH FROCKS - QUAKER STATE SIGN - PCC AND CLRV - 1980


PHOTO - TORONTO - KING AT DUFFERIN - LOOKING W - STREETCAR STOPPED FOR PASSENGERS - DUFFERIN GATE AND JAMES RESTAURANTS - 1967


PHOTO - TORONTO - KING AT CHURCH - LOOKING W - NOTE IMPERIAL GRILL - TELY NEWS BOX - LETROS - TTC SAND CAR - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - KING AT BATHURST - LOOKING NE - NOTE PHONE BOX - NEWS BOXES - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - KING AND YONGE - TTC TRACK REPAIRS - 1937


PHOTO - TORONTO - KING AND UNIVERSITY - AERIAL - LORD SIMCOE HOTEL - STREETCAR - PARKING LOTS - 1967


PHOTO - TORONTO - KING AND SIMCOE - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - KING AND JOHN - 2 CLRV STREECARS - HONEST ED'S BILLBOARDS - LOOKING E - 1984


PHOTO - TORONTO - KING - RONCESVALLES - GORDY'S RESTAURANT - EDGEWATER HOTEL - TAMBLYN DRUG SIGN - PCC STOPPED - 1951


PHOTO - TORONTO - KING - LOOKING W - JUST E OF UNIVERSITY - LORD SIMCOE HOTEL - c1970


PHOTO - TORONTO - KING - LOOKING E - JUST PAST STRACHAN - MASSEY-FERGUSON - TEXACO - PALACE TAVERN - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - KING - LOOKING E - ED'S WAREHOUSE - ROYAL ALEXANDRA - LORD SIMCOE HOTEL - 1980 - EDITED FROM A CLARK FRAZIER IMAGE


PHOTO - TORONTO - KING - JUST W OF AVENUE ROAD - LORD SIMCOE ON RIGHT 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - KING - E OF CHURCH - SIGN FOR SAFETY SUPPLY COMPANY - 1971


PHOTO - TORONTO - JAMES AND ALBERT - EATON'S - PARKING SIGN - CAR STOP - 1959 - EDITED FROM A CLARK FRAZIER IMAGE


PHOTO - TORONTO - IMPERIAL COACHES - 86 KING E - THE PRESIDENT - LOADED WITH PASSENGERS - c1910


PHOTO - TORONTO - HOWARD PARK AT RONCESVALLES - STREETCARS - STORES - 1960s


PHOTO - TORONTO - HOME AT 19 BIRCHVIEW CRESCENT - GANG OF KIDS - NOTE GARBAGE DISPOSAL AND TALL TV MASTS - 1960s


PHOTO - TORONTO - HEMSLEYS - YONGE STREET - NIGHT - CHRISTMAS SEASON - SNAPSHOT - 1966


TRAY - TORONTO - BARBERIAN'S STEAK HOUSE - 7 ELM


TRANSFERS - TORONTO - TTTC - WAR YEARS - 1940s


TOKEN - TORONTO - SHRINERS OR MASONS - SHOWING EARLY USE OF THE BEACHES NAME - 1908


TOKEN - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - CANADA'S CENTENNIAL - 1967


PRINT - TORONTO - SICK CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL - c1900


PRINT - TORONTO - QUEEN'S HOTEL - FRONT STREET - SHOWS FULL LENGTH - c1900


PRINT - TORONTO - MCMASTER DARLING AND COMPANY - N SIDE OF FRONT W OF YONGE - 1887


PRINT - TORONTO - KING STREET - 1882


PRINT - TORONTO - KING AND YONGE - LOOKING E - NOTE HORSE SHOW BANNER - 1900


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - MARS FOOD - COLLEGE AT BATHURST - JUST OUT OF THIS WORLD


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - MARS FOOD - 432 COLLEGE AT BATHURST - OPEN 530 AM - 200 AM


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - LINDY'S STEAK 'N' CHICKEN - YONGE AND GERRARD


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - LICHEE GARDEN RESTAURANT - 595 BAY - VELVET PIANO MUSIC FOR DINNER


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - LICHEE GARDEN RESTAURANT - 118 ELIZABETH


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - LA CANTINA RESTAURANT AND TAVERN - 296 EGLINTON W - AT AVENUE ROAD - WE DELIVER


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - L AND M RESTAURANT - 3003 DANFORTH AVE - SHOPPER'S WORLD PLAZA


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - JOLLY MILLER TAVERN - 3885 YONGE - HOGG'S HOLLOW - N OF YONGE CITY LIMITS


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - JOHNNY'S RESTAURANT - 1982 BLOOR W - FISH AND CHIPS - FRIED CHICKEN


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - JANE PARK PLAZA RESTAURANT - 849 JANE - HALF MILE N OF DUNDAS


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - IAN ROBERTS SHELL - 5869 AIRPORT ROAD - ACROSS FROM TORONTO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT - OPEN 24 HOURS


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - HUSHY'S RESTAURANT - 10 SHUTER - OPPOSITE MASSEY HALL