Thursday, January 2, 2014

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 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 SO RAPID NOW

PHOTO - TORONTO - DUNDAS AT PARLIAMENT - DEPRESSING REGENT PARK PUBLIC HOUSING IN BACKGROUND - NOTE ALL THE COBBLES -1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - DUNDAS AT QUEBEC - GAFFE'S DRUGS - WRIGHT BROTHERS' FURNITURE - GUN SHOP - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - DUNDAS AT RONCESVALLES - WOMAN GETTING OFF STREETCAR - 1963


PHOTO - TORONTO - EDNA AVE - 1966


PHOTO - TORONTO - HARBORD AT SPADINA - STREETCAR TURNING - NOTE COBBLES - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - HARBOUR STREET - LOOKING NW - HARBOUR COMMISSION IN BACKGROUND - LOTS OF EMPTY LAND - NOTE SIMPSON'S BILLBOARD ON RIGHT - 1963


PHOTO - TORONTO - JAMES AND ALBERT - NIGHT - EATON'S STORE WINDOWS - 1964


PHOTO - TORONTO - KING AND BATHURST - NOTE WHEAT SHEAF TAVERN - ONTARIO HOSIERY - 1964


PHOTO - TORONTO - KING AT QUEEN AT RONCESVALLES - LOOKING N - NOTE SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE ON RIGHT - 3 PCC STREETCARS - 1964


PHOTO - TORONTO - KING AT SHERBOURNE - NOTE HONOR BOXES FOR GLOBE AND STAR AND TELY ON LEFT - 1964


PHOTO - TORONTO - KING AT SUMACH - AERIAL - NOTE HYDRO APPARATUS - CROSSWALK SIGNS AND MARKINGS - 1964


PHOTO - TORONTO - KING NEAR DUNN - SNOW - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - KING STREET - LOOKING W - ROYAL ALEXANDRA THEATRE - 260 KING W - NOTE PARKING LOTS - NOTE PARKING METERS - 1964


PHOTO - TORONTO - LANDOWNE JUST N OF BLOOR - NOTE LANSDOWNE THEATRE - 683 LANSDOWNE - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - PAPE AT HARCOURT - PCC STREETCAR STOPPED AT CROSSWALK - NOTE RAIL GRINDER IN DISTANCE - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - PARLIAMENT AT KING - NOTE PHONE BOOTH - 1966


PHOTO - TORONTO - QUEEN AT BOND - SERIAL LOOKING E - METROPLITAN UNITED CHURCH UPPER QUARTER - 1964


PHOTO - TORONTO - QUEEN AT VICTORIA - AERIAL - STREETCAR PASSING STORES - PUBLIC OPTICAL - 1964


PHOTO - TORONTO - QUEEN STREET AT VICTORIA - AERIAL VIEW W - TOWN TAVERN - WOOLWORTH'S - EATON'S - 1964


PHOTO - TORONTO - QUEENSWAY - JUST W OF RONCESVALLES - VIEW W DOWN QUEENSWAY - CAR BARN ON RIGHT - 1964


PHOTO - TORONTO - QUEENSWAY AT HOWARD ROAD - 1964


Sunday, November 24, 2013

POSTCARD - TORONTO - ONTARIO PLACE - AERIAL - NIGHT - SECTION WITH RESTAURANTS - 1970s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - OJIBWA BRAVE - PART OF AN INDIAN SERIES - TINTED - 1903


POSTCARD - TORONTO - NEW CITY HALL UNDER CONSTRUCTION - NOTE REGISTRY OF DEEDS BUILDING ON LEFT - 1964


POSTCARD - TORONTO - NEW CITY HALL - EVENING - FROM BETWEEN ARCHES - 1966


POSTCARD - TORONTO - MUIRHEAD'S CAFETERIAS - 200 BAY LOCATION - INTERIOR - EARLY


POSTCARD - TORONTO - MUIRHEAD'S CAFETERIAS - 83 YONGE LOCATION - INTERIOR - EARLY


POSTCARD - TORONTO - MOUNT PLEASANT AUTOMOBILES - 630-730 MOUNT PLEASANT - REBEL 1969


POSTCARD - TORONTO - MAPLE LEAF GARDENS - c1950


POSTCARD - TORONTO - LICHEE GARDEN RESTAURANT - ELIZABETH STREET - EXTERIOR AND 2 INTERIORS - 1960s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - LAKEFRONT AT HUMBER BAY - PEOPLE ON SMALL BEACH - RESTAURANT IN DISTANCE - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - LACROSSE GAME - ROSEDALE - EARLY


POSTCARD - TORONTO - LABOUR TEMPLE BUILDING - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - KING STREET - LOOKING E - KING EDWARD HOTEL FROM GROUND LEVEL - 1913


POSTCARD - TORONTO - KING EDWARD HOTEL - VICTORIA DINING ROOM - EARLY


POSTCARD - TORONTO - KING EDWARD HOTEL - PART OF DIRECTION UNITED HOTELS OF AMERICA - 1928


POSTCARD - TORONTO - KING EDWARD HOTEL - 3 IMAGES - EARLY


POSTCARD - TORONTO - KING EDWARD HOTEL - STREET LEVEL VIEW - EARLY


POSTCARD - TORONTO - KING AND YONGE - FROM AN AEROPLANE - 1919


POSTCARD - TORONTO - KEW BEACH - SMALL CROWD - OAR BOAT - EARLY


POSTCARD - TORONTO - KEW BEACH - CLUB HOUSE - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - KEW BEACH - BIG CROWD - BOATS - TINTED - c1920


POSTCARD - TORONTO - KEW BEACH - AERIAL - HUGE CROWD - TINTED - c1930


POSTCARD - TORONTO - JOHN KAY COMPANY LIMITED - SECTION OF DRAPERY DEPARTMENT - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - J. J. MCLAUGHLIN PLANT - ICE CREAM MACHINES SODA FOUNTAINS - AERIAL - 1914


POSTCARD - TORONTO - HURON STREET - YOUNG TREES - AWNINGS - TINTED - EARLY


POSTCARD - TORONTO - HUNGARIAN HUT RESTAURANT AND TAVERN - 127 YONGE - 2 INTERIORS - 1960s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - HUMBER RIVER - LAMBTON MILLS - AERIAL - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - HUMBER RIVER - BEAUTY SPOT - TINTED - EARLY