Sunday, February 14, 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 - STREETCAR LOOP TO YONGE SUBWAY - ST CLAIR JUST E OF YONGE - 1969


PHOTO - TORONTO - STUDIO PORTRAIT - DIXON STUDIO - KING AND YONGE - WOMAN IN HEAVY VICTORIAN CLOTHES


PHOTO - TORONTO - STUDIO PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG WOMAN - PARK BROTHERS STUDIO - c1910


PHOTO - TORONTO - SUBWAY EXCAVATION


PHOTO - TORONTO - TORONTO FERRY - WOMAN ON DECK - c1920


PHOTO - TORONTO - TORONTO ISLANDS HOUSES - MILK DELIVERY IN WINTER - 1944


PHOTO - TORONTO - TORONTO PIER - PEOPLE WATCHING STEAMER TORONTO IN DISTANCE - 1910


PHOTO - TORONTO - TORONTO SKYLINE - NIGHT - FROM LAKE - c1990


PHOTO - TORONTO - TORONTO STREET RAILWAY - SPADINA AVE AT SEATON VILLAGE - c1890


PHOTO - TORONTO - TRAIN - CANADIAN NATIONAL - STEAM ENGINE 6188


PHOTO - TORONTO - TRAIN - CANADIAN NATIONAL STEAM ENGINE 6078 - 1956


PHOTO - TORONTO - TRAIN - CANADIAN NATIONAL STEAM ENGINE 7408 - 1956


PHOTO - TORONTO - TRAIN - CANADIAN PACIFIC - DIESEL ENGINE 4022 - ON TURNTABLE AT ROUNDHOUSE - 1958


PHOTO - TORONTO - TRAIN - CANADIAN PACIFIC - STEAM ENGINE 2815 - 1958


PHOTO - TORONTO - TRAIN - CANADIAN PACIFIC - STEAM ENGINE 3000 AND TENDER - 1954


PHOTO - TORONTO - TRAIN - CANADIAN PACIFIC - STEAM ENGINE 5460 AND TENDER - 1951


PHOTO - TORONTO - TRAIN - CANADIAN PACIFIC STEAM ENGINE 1252 - 1951


PHOTO - TORONTO - TRAIN - CANADIAN PACIFIC STEAM ENGINE 1271 - 1951


PHOTO - TORONTO - TRAIN - CANADIAN PACIFIC STEAM ENGINE 2323 - 1951


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

PHOTO - TORONTO - HARBORD AND GRACE - SNOWY DAY - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - GREENWOOD RACE TRACK - BIG CROWD - EARLY 1920s


PHOTO - TORONTO - GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY STATION - TRAIN - PART OF STEREO IMAGE - 1880


PHOTO - TORONTO - GO TRAINS IN SHEDS - TRACKS BEHIND UNION STATION - 1979 - EDITED FROM UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


PHOTO - TORONTO - GERRARD AT HIAWATHA - 1966


PHOTO - TORONTO - GERRARD AND ALTON - NOTE PAINTED CAR STOP - PEDESTRIAN CROSSWALK SIGN - FOREST OF TELEPHONE AND POWER POLES - 1967


PHOTO - TORONTO - FRONT STREET - LOOKING W - A MUCH HUMBLER PLACE THEN - 1953


PHOTO - TORONTO - FLYER TROLLEY BUS - LOOKS LIKE ROEHAMPTON BUILDINGS IN DISTANCE - 1972


PHOTO - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - AGRICULTURAL BUILDING - GRAIN DISPLAY - 1938


PHOTO - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - AERIAL - ROYAL WINTER FAIR - AGRICULTURE BUILDING - TTC STREETCAR ENTRANCE - c1970


PHOTO - TORONTO - DUNDAS NEAR ELIZABETH - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - DUNDAS NEAR BLOOR - TOWERS SIGN - PART OF DEMPSTERS SIGN - FRANS RESTAURANT - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - DUNDAS AT UNIVERSITY - LOOKING W - TWO STREETCARS - 1967


PHOTO - TORONTO - DUNDAS AT RONCESVALLES - LOOKING E - STORES - 1967


PHOTO - TORONTO - DUNDAS AT BEACONSFIELD - LOOKING E - 1967


PHOTO - TORONTO - DUNDAS AT BAY - CHINATOWN - LOOKING W TOWARDS UNIVERSITY - 1960s


PHOTO - TORONTO - DUNDAS AND BLOOR - PIZZA DELIVERY CAR - SECONDARY SCHOOL - YELLOW SUNDAY TTC STOP - PUDDICOMBE MOTORS - 1967


PHOTO - TORONTO - DUNDAS - NEAR RITCHIE - LOOKING E - TORONTO FEATHER AND DOWN - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - DUNDAS - CHINATOWN - 1967


PHOTO - TORONTO - DON VALLEY - PRINCE EDWARD VIADUCT - NEW SUBWAY TRAIN RUNNING UNDERNEATH - 1966


PHOTO - TORONTO - DON MILLS ROAD - BEATEN-UP HOUSES - c1970


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - HARBOUR CASTLE HILTON HOTEL - ONE HARBOUR SQUARE


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - GRAY COACH TERMINAL RESTAURANT - 604 BAY


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - GORDY'S RESTAURANT - KING AT SUNNYSIDE


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - GLENMORE GRILL - 706 MILLWOOD - IF YOUR WIFE CAN'T COOK EAT AT OUR PLACE


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - GINSBERG AND WONG


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - GEORGE'S ITALIAN RESTAURANTS - 5 LOCATIONS - PIZZA PATROL


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - GEORGE DUNBAR ESSO - 404 CHURCH AT MCGILL


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - FRANZ LISZT RESTAURANT - 603 MARKHAM


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - FRAN'S RESTAURANTS - SEASONS GREETINGS