Sunday, October 14, 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 SO RAPID NOW

Saturday, October 13, 2018

TRANSFER - TORONTO - YONGE STREET - 1936


STAMP - TORONTO - 20-CENT POSTAGE STAMP WITH A YOUNG QUEEN VICTORIA PORTRAYED - CANCELLED IN TORONTO - 1900


POSTCARD - TORONTO - YONGE AT COLLEGE AND CARLTON - WOMEN WALKING BY STORES - WET STREET - AWNINGS - WAGONS - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - QUEEN'S PARK - GROUND LEVEL - LARGE CROWD SITTING ON GRASS - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - QUEEN STREET - TOUR VEHICLE FULL OF PEOPLE - A MAN IN UNIFORM - 1910s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - LORD SIMCOE HOTEL - UNIVERSITY AVE AT KING - c1960


POSTCARD - TORONTO - KING STREET - LOOKING E GROUND LEVEL - WAGONS STREETCARS AWNINGS - TINTED - FINE VERSION - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - KING AND YONGE - LOOKING N AERIAL - CROWDS STREETCARS - TINTED - NICE VERSION - c1920


POSTCARD - TORONTO - BLOOR STREET - AERIAL LOOKING E FROM AVENUE ROAD - LOTS OF CARS - STREETCAR TRACKS - PARKING LOT - THE COLONNADE 131 BLOOR W OPENED 1963 - IN THOSE DAYS IT WAS REGARDED AS A BIG DEAL - c1965


PIN - TORONTO - METROPOLITAN TORONTO POLICE AUXILIARY - DATE UNKNOWN


PHOTO - TORONTO - TTC SUBWAY - OPEN-CUT SECTION NORTH OF EGLINTON - TRAIN HEADED S - 1978


ILLUSTRATION - TORONTO - KING STREET - LOOKING W AERIAL - HORSE-DRAWN STREETCARS -1895


PHOTO - TORONTO - KING AT YORK - LOOKING NE RAINY DAY - GLOBE AND MAIL BUILDING - TTC INSPECTOR - WINSTON'S RESTAURANT - 1968 - A FAVORITE TORONTO IMAGE - EVERYTHING IN IT GONE NOW


PHOTO - TORONTO - UNKNOWN COMMERCIAL STREET - STORE NEWMAN'S FINE FOODS - TTC PCC STREETCAR - A VERY TYPICAL SCENE OF THE TIME - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - RONCESVALLES NEAR GRENADIER - LRV STREETCAR HEADED S - GROUND LEVEL LOOKING N W - 1983


PHOTO - TORONTO - RONCESVALLES AND DUNDAS - LRV STREETCAR HEADED S - 1983


PHOTO - TORONTO - COLLEGE STREET AT BATHURST - LRV STREETCAR AND CARS- GROUND LEVEL - 1983


Monday, August 15, 2016

POSTCARD - TORONTO - WELLINGTON W - TINTED - 1912


POSTCARD - TORONTO - UNIVERSITY AVE - LOOKING S FROM QUEEN'S PARK - TOURIST GROUP ON SIDEWALK - 1961


POSTCARD - TORONTO - UNIVERSITY AVE - LOOKING N FROM NEAR QUEEN - WAR MEMORIAL - TINTED - 1957


PHOTO - TORONTO - ADELAIDE AND BAY - NOTE POLICEMAN IN INTERSECTION WITH SIGN - BELL SIGN UPPER LEFT - MID-1920s


PHOTO - TORONTO - YORKVILLE TOWN HALL - STREET RAILWAY - GROUP OF POSSIBLY WORKERS - EARLY


PHOTO - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - CARS PARKED AROUND TRANSPORTATION BUILDING - MID-1920s


PHOTO - TORONTO - UNKNOWN LOCATION - CROWD WATCHING BASEBALL - EARLY-1900s


PHOTO - TORONTO - DUNDAS STREET - FINA STATION - BUS - MID-1950s


Thursday, May 19, 2016

POSTCARD - TORONTO - YONGE COLLEGE AND CARLTON - STREETCARS - PEDESTRIANS - BICYCLE - TINTED - b1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - UNIVERSITY AVE - LOOKING S FROM QUEEN'S PARK - AERIAL PANORAMA -c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - UNION STATION - ORIGINAL - AERIAL - NICE VERSION - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SUNNYSIDE BEACH AREA - LOTS OF PEDESTRIANS AND CARS - AERIAL - 1925


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SUNNYSIDE AMUSEMENT PARK - LOOKING W AERIAL - PARKED CARS - TINTED - 1928


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SPADINA CRESCENT - CITY DAIRY - CARRIAGE - PEDESTRIANS - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - PROVINCIAL PARLIAMENT - LOOKING E TOWARDS OFFICE BLOCK - TINTED - 1940s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - ONTARIO FERRY DOCK S - RESTAURANT - LOOKING N FROM WATER - 1950s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - KING STREET - LOOKING E - GROUND LEVEL - TINTED - 1920s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - HANLAN'S POINT - AERIAL FROM THE DIPS ROLLERCOASTER - NICE VERSION - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - COLLEGE AND BATHURST - COLLEGE STREET PREBYTERIAN CHURCH - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - CARLTON - LOOKING E - WOMEN ON SIDEWALK - STREETCAR - WAGONS - 1909