Tuesday, November 27, 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 - DAVISVILLE AND YONGE - DAVISVILLE SUBWAY YARD - NIGHT - ELEVATED VIEW OFA NUMBER OF TRAINS - 1963


PHOTO - TORONTO - GRENADIER POND HIGH PARK - COUPLE SITTING ON BENCH - GO COMMUTER TRAIN PASSING IN DISTANCE - 1969


POSTCARD - TORONTO - ST CHARLES HOTEL - KING AND YONGE - FRENCH ROOM RESTAURANT INTERIOR - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SKIING IN HIGH PARK - TINTED -1901


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SHERBOURNE STREET - TREE-LINED - HOMES - 3 BOYS WITH A BICYCLE (NOTE GIRLS' STYLE ) - DELIVERY WAGON - STREETCAR - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - QUEEN STREET PARKDALE - WAGONS - STREETCAR - NOTE BOOT SIGN SECOND FLOOR ABOVE WAGON - TINTED - 1907


POSTCARD - TORONTO - KING STREET W FROM YONGE - ELEVATED - STREETCAR - CARS PEDESTRIANS - TINTED - NICE VERSION - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - KING STREET - LOOKING W GROUND LEVEL - CARS - STREETCAR BICYCLE - TINTED - 1935


POSTCARD - TORONTO - KING STREET - LOOKING E - WOMAN WAITING - WAGON - STREETCAR - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - KING STREET - LOOKING E - AERIAL PANORAMA - CARS - STREETCARS - TINTED - 1920s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - KING STREET - AERIAL LOOKING E FROM YORK - TORONTO STAR BUILDING - CARS - AWNINGS - TINTED - 1939


POSTCARD - TORONTO - JARVIS STREET - TREE-LINED - A COUPLE OF RARE APARTMENT BUILDINGS - MAN BENT OVER GRASS MAYBE CARETAKER - TINTED - 1910s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - JARVIS STREET - FROM IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH - GROUND LEVEL - WOMAN WALKING IN FRONT OF CHURCH - WAGON - TREE-LINED - NICE VERSION - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - CARLTON STREET - LOOKING E - PEDESTRIANS - STREETCAR - WAGONS- TINTED - 1908


POSTCARD - TORONTO - AVENUE ROAD AND BLOOR - LOOKING N GROUND LEVEL - CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER - WAGONS AT ALEXANDRA GATES OF QUEEN'S PARK - TINTED - 1912


PHOTO - TORONTO - TTC STREETCARS - YONGE STREET DOCKS - c1950s


PHOTO - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - CNE COLISEUM BUILDING WITH GRAND OPERA SIGN - CROWDS - VIEWED FROM BEHIND PICKET FENCE - NOTE COLISEUM OPENED 1921


PHOTO - TORONTO - BLOOR AND UNIVERSITY AVE - LOOKING E AT GROUND LEVEL ON BLOOR - CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER ON LEFT - CARS IN TRAFFIC - 1961


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - ZUM GASTHOF RESTAURANT - 403 RONCESVALLES


Friday, November 23, 2018

MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - CAPTAIN JOHN'S HARBOUR BOAT RESTAURANT - FOOT OF YONGE STREET


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - COLONIAL TAVERN AND RESTAURANT - 201 YONGE - GREATEST NAMES IN JAZZ


MATCHBOOk - TORONTO - FENTON'S RESTAURANT - 2 GLOUCESTER STREET - THE FRONT ROOM - THE GARDEN - THE RESTAURANT


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - FRAN'S THE FAMILY RESTAURANT - 21 ST CLAIR W 20 COLLEGE 2275 YONGE - CHRISTMAS SEASON


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - LA BODEGA RESTAURANT - 30 BALDWIN STREET


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - RATHSKELLER RESTAURANT - SWISS BEAR


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - SIR NICHOLAS RESTAURANT - 91 RONCESVALLES


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - SUPERIOR RESTAURANT - 253 YONGE - CANADA'S CENTENNIAL


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - SWORD TAVERN AND RESTAURANT - 7 KING W - NEAR YONGE


MENU - TORONTO - CAPTAIN JOHN'S HABOUR BOAT RESTAURANT - QUEEN'S QUAY AT THE FOOT OF YONGE - COVER - c1980


MENU - TORONTO - EL MOCAMBO - 464 SPADINA AVE - COVER AND BACK - THEY SURE DIDN't BECOME KNOWN FOR THEIR MENU - MAYBE1980


MENU - TORONTO - EL MOCAMBO - 464 SPADINA AVE - INSIDE - DRINKS - THEY SURE DIDN't BECOME KNOWN FOR THEIR MENU - MAYBE1980


PHOTO - TORONTO - BATHURST STREET - OLD PETER WITT STREETCAR DONE-UP AS TOURIST ATTRACTION - MAN AND BOY WATCHING IN FRONT OF BARBER SHOP - 1973


PHOTO - TORONTO - BAY STREET WITH ATRIUM IN BACKGROUND - NOTE SIGN FOR LICHEE GARDEN RELOCATED FROM ELIZABETH - TTC TROLLEY BUS WHICH COULD USE A WASH - 1988


PHOTO - TORONTO - CENTRAL POST OFFICE - ADELAIDE STREET - TINTED - c1890


PHOTO - TORONTO - COLLEGE STREET LOOKING W - NIGHT - PCC STREETCAR APPROACHING YONGE - EATONS ON LEFT - FRAN'S ON RIGHT - 1963


PHOTO - TORONTO - OSSINGTON AVE NEAR OSSINGTON CRES - TROLLEY BUS PULLED OVER - TWO SCHOOL GIRLS WALKING WITH BOOKS - HOUSESES - 1969


PHOTO - TORONTO - RONCESVALLES AND QUEEN - TTC PCC STREETCAR TURNING W - NOTE MISSING PIECE OF TRIM ABOVE WINDOWS NEAR FRONT OF CAR ROOF - 1966


PHOTO - TORONTO - TRAIN - CN DIESEL ENGINE - AT SPADINA SHOPS - 1976


POSTCARD - TORONTO - ALBERT WILLIAMS' POPULAR RESTAURANT - INTERIOR OF DINING HALL - KING AND YONGE - TINTED - NICE VERSION - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - BAY STREET - LOOKING N FROM FRONT GROUND LEVEL - PEDESTRIANS - GREEN STREETCAR - TINTED - 1931


POSTCARD - TORONTO - BLOOR STREET - LOOKING W - EXACT LOCATION UNKNOWN - CHURCH AND STREETCAR STOPPED - TINTED - NICE VERSION - 1913


POSTCARD - TORONTO - CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL AND COLLEGE STREET - STREETCARS WAGON - NOTE IN TITLE THE WORD SICK HAS BEEN HATCHED OUT - TINTED - NICE VERSION - 1910s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - DUTCH SISTERS INN - 227 LAKESHORE ROAD HUMBER BAY - 5 DINING ROOMS - c1960


POSTCARD - TORONTO - KINGSTON ROAD - STREETCAR ON SIDE - HOMES - LOOKS LIKE COUNTRY ROAD - TINTED - 1910s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - YONGE STREET - EXACT LOCATION UNKNOWN - STREETCARS - PEDESTRIANS - WAGONS - TINTED - 1912


POSTCARD - TORONTO - YONGE STREET DOCK AND SKYLINE - SEEN AT WATER LEVEL FROM A DISTANCE OUT ON LAKE - TINTED - 1910s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - YORK AND KING - WAGONS - STREETCAR - TINTED - c1910