Wednesday, June 18, 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:  jc60649@yahoo.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

POSTCARD - TORONTO - CITY HALL - AERIAL - WILSON'S RESTAURANT AT BOTTOM - 1910s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - CHURCH OF ALL NATIONS - UNITED CHURCH - 423 QUEEN - W TORONTO - 1910s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - CENTRE ISLAND - ORIOLE AVE - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - CANADIAN PACIFIC ROYAL YORK HOTEL - MARY DUBRAY - PARLOR MAID FOR PUBLIC ROOMS - PASTEL DRAWING - PART OF SERIES - 1941


POSTCARD - TORONTO - CANADIAN PACIFIC ROYAL YORK HOTEL - J B NORLOCK - HOTEL WAITER - PASTEL DRAWING - PART OF SERIES - 1941


POSTCARD - TORONTO - CANADIAN PACIFIC ROYAL YORK HOTEL - HENRI ODIAU - CHIEF CHEF - PASTEL DRAWING - PART OF SERIES - 1941


POSTCARD - TORONTO - CANADIAN PACIFIC - H B MCCONNELL - PASSENGER CAR BRAKEMAN - PASTEL DRAWING - PART OF SERIES - 1941


POSTCARD - TORONTO - BUS STATION - NIGHT - LOOKING SE - CITY HALL - SIMPSON'S TOWER - c1970


POSTCARD - TORONTO - BROADVIEW NEAR GERRARD - STREETCAR - WAGONS - DOCTOR'S OFFICE ON LEFT - POST OFFICE - 1907


POSTCARD - TORONTO - BROADVIEW AND DANFORTH - LOOKING E FROM VIADUCT - 1923


POSTCARD - TORONTO - BINGHAM'S SODA FOUNTAIN AND CANDY DEPARTMENT - 146 YONGE - INTERIOR - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - BAY STREET WHARF - LOOKING N FROM LAKE - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - BAY AND KING - 1910s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - BATHURST AT QUEEN - 1909


POSTCARD - TORONTO - BARCLAY HOTEL - WELLINGTON AND SIMCOE - CLUB INDIGO - DENNIS STONE AND HIS CBC ORCHESTRA - TINTED - c1950


POSTCARD - TORONTO - BALMY BEACH - PEOPLE COMING ASHORE FROM BOATING - RESEMBLES A VAN GOGH - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - ALEXANDRA PALACE APARTMENTS - UNIVERSITY AVE - VIEW FROM ACROSS STREET - 1910s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - ALEXANDRA PALACE APARTMENTS - 184 UNIVERSITY - RESTAURANT 7TH FLOOR - 1910s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - ALEXANDRA PALACE APARTMENTS - 184 UNIVERSITY - RECEPTION ROOM 7TH FLOOR - 1910s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - ALEXANDRA PALACE APARTMENTS - 184 UNIVERSITY - FRONT ENTRANCE - 1910s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - ALEXANDRA PALACE APARTMENTS - 184 UNIVERSITY AVE - DRAWING OF FRONT FROM STREET - EARLY


POSTCARD - TORONTO - 48 TH HIGHLANDER BAND - PARK SETTING - TINTED - 1908


PHOTO - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - WATERFRONT - PARKED CARS - CROWDS - c1920


PHOTO - TORONTO - DUNDAS - LOOKING E FROM YONGE TOWARDS RYERSON - NOTE CENTENNIAL SYMBOL ON TRASH CAN - STAR BOX - GREENSPOON WRECKING - 1967


PHOTO - TORONTO - DON RIVER - LOOKING N - 2 PCC STREETCARS CROSSING VALLEY - 1971


PHOTO - TORONTO - CHURCH AND KING - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - CARLAW AT GERRARD - AERIAL - SUNOCO STATION - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - BLOOR W NEAR OAKMOUNT - NOTE PAINTED CEMENT STEPS COMMON THEN - ACROSS FROM HIGH PARK - 1964


PHOTO - TORONTO - BLOOR STREET NEAR HUNTLEY - LOOKING E - 1966


PHOTO - TORONTO - BLOOR STREET - LOOKING E - ACROSS FROM R.O.M. - NOTE SWISS CHALET - 1960s


PHOTO - TORONTO - BLOOR NEAR JANE - MATADOR STEAKHOUSE - RALEY'S SHOES - ROSE MACPHERSON - 1964


PHOTO - TORONTO - BLOOR E - LOOKING W - NOTE PEOPLES CHURCH - OPENED 1934 - 100 BLOOR E - STREETCAR - CARS - c1940


PHOTO - TORONTO - BLOOR AT BATHURST - NIGHT - PETER'S LUNCH - FULLERS - CLAIRE'S - HONEST ED'S - ALHAMBRA THEATER - c1956


PHOTO - TORONTO - BAY AT FRONT - BAY-FRONT BUILDING - DUPONT STREETCAR TO DOCKS - PEDESTRIANS - 1958


PHOTO - TORONTO - BATHURST - LOOKING N - 1962


PHOTO - TORONTO - BARCLAY HOTEL - FRONT AND SIMCOE - NE CORNER - c1950


PHOTO - TORONTO - AVENUE ROAD - BRILL TROLLEY BUS PICKING UP PASSENGERS - 1971


PHOTO - TORONTO - ADELAIDE - BATHURST BEHIND - LOOKING W - 1965


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

PHOTO - TORONTO - BLOOR STREET - TTC BEDFORD LOOP - AERIAL - 1966


PHOTO - TORONTO - BLOOR STREET - JUST W OF DUNDAS - LOOKING E - WEST TORONTO VOCATIONAL BEING BUILT - PUDDICOME CARS - TOASTMASTER SIGN - 1967


PHOTO - TORONTO - BLOOR NEAR OAKMOUNT - LOOKING E - HIGH PARK ON RIGHT - 1966


PHOTO - TORONTO - BLOOR AND HUNTLEY - NOTE ALL THE TV AERIALS ON TOP OF COMMERCIAL APARTMENT BUILDING - 1966


PHOTO - TORONTO - BLOOR - JUST E OF YONGE - TOWNE CINEMA - GRAND AND TOY PCC AT ISLAND STOPS - NOTE EMPTY LOT - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - BATHURST STREET - LOOKING N - NOTE BANNER SIGNS AND CLEAN-IT-ERIA - 1966


PHOTO - TORONTO - BATHURST AT BLOOR - 1966


PHOTO - TORONTO - BATHURST AND AUSTIN TERRACE - PCC STREETCAR - CAB - 1966


PHOTO - TORONTO - KING AT SHAW - 1967 - UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER