Wednesday, June 6, 2018

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 PLACES ON WORDPRESS: FEATURING THE BELOVED URBAN VILLAGE OF SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO

CHUCKMAN'S PHOTOS ON WORDPRESS: CHICAGO NOSTALGIA AND MEMORABILIA

CHUCKMAN'S PHOTOS ON WORDPRESS: TORONTO NOSTALGIA

CHUCKMAN’S MONTREAL

CHUCKMAN'S PHOTOS ON WORD PRESS

CHUCKMAN'S KODACHROMES ON WORDPRESS: JOHN AND BOBBY LONG AGO

CHUCKMAN'S PORT STANLEY

CHUCKMAN'S BAYFIELD

CHUCKMAN'S GODERICH

CHUCKMAN'S ILES DE LA MADELEINE (MAGDALEN ISLANDS)

CHUCKMAN'S ART

CHUCKMAN'S ROBOTS

CHUCKMAN'S GALLERY OF GROTESQUES

CHUCKMAN'S CARTOON COMMENTS

CHUCKMAN'S PHOTOS ON WORDPRESS: 1920s ARCADE CARD BEAUTIES – THEIR CHARM AND GRACE AND WHIMSY

CHUCKMAN'S WORDS ON WORDPRESS: POLITICAL ESSAYS

CHUCKMAN'S WORDS ON WORDPRESS: COMMENTS FROM THE WORLD'S PRESS

CHUCKMAN'S MISCELLANEA OF WORDS

CHUCKMAN'S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS OF THE 1950S VOLUME 01 (OF 4 VOLUMES)





ME, ROUGHLY: THE DECLINE IS RAPID NOW

PHOTO - TORONTO - YONGE STREET - JUST N OF ALBERT - LOOKING S W - EATONS ON LEFT - REITMAN'S - OTHER STORES - 1970s


PHOTO - TORONTO - YONGE STREET - LOOKING N FROM GERRARD GROUND LEVEL - EATONS COLLEGE AND WESTBURY HOTEL IN BACKGROUND - MANY PEDESTRIANS - 1972


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