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:  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 - QUEENSWAY AT HUMBER BRIDGE - LOOKING E - WITT STREETCAR - NOTE STELCO SIGN - SEAWAY HOTEL ON RIGHT - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - RONCESVALLES - PCC STREETCAR TURNING INTO CAR BARN - NOTE SUNNYSIDE BOWLING - BARBER SHOP - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - RONCESVALLES AT HOWARD PARK - LOOKING N - TRACK REPAIRS UNDERWAY - 1968


PHOTO - TORONTO - ST CLAIR AVE - JUST E OF YONGE - LOOKING E - NOTE LOBLAWS ON LEFT - PARISH DRUGS - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - ST. CLAIR - COUPLE BLOCKS W OF AVENUE ROAD - STREECAR STOPPED AT ISLAND - NOTE IMPERIAL OIL ON RIGHT - 1963


PHOTO - TORONTO - ST. CLAIR AVE - LOOKING E - FEW BLOCKS W OF AVENUE ROAD - 1967


PHOTO - TORONTO - ST. CLAR W AT OAKWOODS - NOTE SHAW'S OAKWOOD BUSINESS SCHOOL - NATIONAL TRUST - PRIME RESTAURANT - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - ST. CLAR W AT VAUGHN - NOTE HEALTH BREAD - KRESGE - 1963


PHOTO - TORONTO - STREETCAR ENTERING HIGH PARK LOOP - LOOKING NW - HOUSES ALONG PARKSIDE DRIVE - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - STREETCAR ENTERING HIGH PARK LOOP - NOTE MAN UNLOADING NEW SLEIGH - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - TTC BEDFORD LOOP - AERIAL - NEW CONSTRUCTION BEHIND - NOTE BRITANNICA BUILDING UPPER RIGHT - 1966


PHOTO - TORONTO - TTC LIPTON LOOP - PEOPLE WAITING FOR STREETCAR - 1963


PHOTO - TORONTO - UNKNOWN COMMERCIAL STREET - ELIAS ROGERS FUEL TRUCK - NEW HIGH RISES IN BACKGROUND - 1965


POSTCARD - TORONTO - YONGE STREET DOCK - PADDLE WHEEL CAMBRIA - PASSENGER STEAMER - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - YONGE STREET AT QUEEN - LOOKING N - CANADA DAY FLAGS - SIMPSON'S ON LEFT - WOOLWORTH - NICE VERSION - 1960s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - YONGE AND QUEEN - LONG LINE FOR STREETCAR - 1910s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - WOMEN'S WELCOME HOSTEL - 52 ST. ALBAN'S STREET - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - THE TORONTO MALE QUARTET - O.L. GARDNER MANAGER - 10 CAMDEN - EARLY


POSTCARD - TORONTO - ROYAL YORK HOTEL - THE BALL ROOM - c1950


POSTCARD - TORONTO - PRINCE GEORGE HOTEL - SE CORNER KING AND YORK - NICE VERSION - 1910s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - O'KEEFE CENTRE - WHEN NEW - THREE-QUARTERS VIEW - 1960s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - NEW GENERAL HOSPITAL - SERIES BY CARLS-RITE HOTEL


POSTCARD - TORONTO - LAKEFRONT AND DOWNTOWN - AERIAL - FIRST T-D TOWER FINISHED - NOTE HMCS HAIDA LOWER RIGHT - RAIL LANDS - c1967


POSTCARD - TORONTO - HIGH PARK - THE MINERAL SPRING - TWO WOMEN TALKING ON BRIDGE - 1910s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - GRAND TRUNK AND CANADIAN PACIFIC STATIONS - 1909


POSTCARD - TORONTO - DIVADALE HEALTH AND OCCUPATIONAL CENTRE - LEASIDE


POSTCARD - TORONTO - DAVID DUNLAP OBSERVATORY - 74-INCH REFLECTOR TELESCOPE - OPENED 1935


POSTCARD - TORONTO - BOARD OF TRADE BUILDING - CORNER VIEW - LATER TTC OFFICES - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - ART GALLERY - c1950


POSTCARD - TORONTO - ALBERT WILLIAM'S CAFE - BUFFET AND QUICK LUNCH - KING AND YONGE - c1910


Friday, November 22, 2013

POSTCARD - TORONTO - GRAND UNION HOTEL - ROTUNDA - NOTE SPITTOONS BY COUNTER - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - GRACE HOSPITAL - 1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - GOVERNMENT HOUSE - TINTED - EARLY


POSTCARD - TORONTO - GLENVIEW TERRACES HOTEL - YONGE S OF LAWRENCE - 1960s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - GENERAL HOSPITAL - AERIAL - 1936


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - WATERFRONT SCENE - CROWD - PARKED CARS - SHIPS - TINTED - 1920s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - SHRINERS' MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN - c1960


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - RCMP MUSICAL RIDE - 1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - NATIONAL INDUSTRIES BUILDING - CROWD ON LAKE SHORE - 1939


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - MIDWAY - HUGE CROWD - AERIAL - 1914


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - HORTICULTURAL BUILDING - 1926


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - GRAND STAND - IN FRONT - HUGE CROWD - TINTED - EARLY


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - GRAND BOULEVARD FROM PRINCES' GATE - ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND AUTOMOTIVE BUILDINGS - c1930


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - GOODERHAM FOUNTAIN AND MANUFACTURERS BUILDING - AERIAL - BIG CROWD - 1920s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - GOODERHAM FOUNTAIN AND ART GALLERY - AERIAL - c1930


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - DUFFERIN GATES - FROM OUTSIDE - 1920s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - DUFFERIN GATE - SIGHTSEEING TRAINS - TINTED - c1940


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - COLISEUM - CROWDS - c1920


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - CHATHAM MOTOR CAR FROM CHATHAM ONTARIO - EARLY