Tuesday, January 05, 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

POSTCARD - TORONTO - WALKER HOUSE HOTEL - FRONT AT UNIVERSITY - THE CAFETERIA - HOME OF BABY LOBSTER - NICE VERSION - 1920s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - WALKER HOUSE HOTEL - FRONT AND UNIVERSITY - NOTE UNION STATION SIGN - FIGURES DRAWN IN - 1910s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - WALKER HOUSE FARM - OAKVILLE - HIGH GRADE CATTLE IN PASTURE - c1920


POSTCARD - TORONTO - W. C. MCLAUGHLIN PROPERTY MANAGEMENT - DISTRICT OFFICE 1020 EGLINTON W - 1940


POSTCARD - TORONTO - VIEW OF ROSEDALE - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - VIEW AT SUNNYSIDE BEACH - AERIAL - STRIPED CHAIRS AND CABANAS - YOUNG TREES - TOUR BOAT - 1920s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - UPPER CANADA COLLEGE - BOYS ON THE SPORTS FIELD - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - UPPER CANADA COLLEGE - 1910s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - UNKNOWN STREETS - BANK BRANCH BEING BUILT - WORKERS POSING - 1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - UNKNOWN LOCATION - CALLED BEACH AT POINT - WOMEN IN SURF - NOTES WAVES DRAWN-IN - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO - WOMEN'S HOCKEY - 1912


POSTCARD - TORONTO - UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO - VICTORIA COLLEGE - CALLED ALSO VICTORIA UNIVERSITY


POSTCARD - TORONTO - UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO - TRINITY COLLEGE - EARLY


POSTCARD - TORONTO - UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO - OLD OBSERVATORY - SAC OFFICE


POSTCARD - TORONTO - UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO - LAWN AT THE WEST END OF VARSITY - 1911


POSTCARD - TORONTO - UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO - ARTS AND SCIENCE SCHOOL - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO - AERIAL - WHAT IS NOW UNIVERSITY COLLEGE MAINLY - 1910s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO - AERIAL - BLOOR AND UNIVERSITY AT LEFT CENTRE - VARSITY STADIUM - STREETCARS ON BLOOR - 1960


POSTCARD - TORONTO - UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO - 2 YOUNG MEN WALKING - 1908


POSTCARD - TORONTO - UNIVERSITY AVE - LOOKING S FROM PARLIAMENT - BEFORE THEY WIDENED IT - 1947


POSTCARD - TORONTO - UNIVERSITY AVE - LOOKING N TOWARDS PARLIAMENT - c1905


POSTCARD - TORONTO - UNIVERSITY AVE - LOOKING N FROM NEAR QUEEN - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - UNIVERSITY AVE - LOOKING N FROM ABOVE QUEEN - AT CENTRE OF STREET - FOUNTAIN AND WAR MEMORIAL


POSTCARD - TORONTO - UNIVERSITY AVE - LOOKING N FROM ABOUT DUNDAS - AERIAL - c1970


POSTCARD - TORONTO - UNIVERSITY AVE - FROM S OF COLLEGE - LOOKING N - c1920


POSTCARD - TORONTO - UNION STATION BRIDGE - WAGON AND PEDESTRIAN AND CLEANER - 1909


POSTCARD - TORONTO - UNION STATION - THE PREVIOUS ONE - AERIAL - NICE VERSION - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - UNION STATION - FRONT STREET - AERIAL - OPENED 1927 BY PRINCE OF WALES - 1929


POSTCARD - TORONTO - UNION STATION - AERIAL FROM BAY - CARS PARKED - 1940s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - TRILLIUM ISLAND FERRY - 1960s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - TRAYMORE SAVARIN RESTAURANT - 336 BAY NEAR ADELAIDE - 1929


POSTCARD - TORONTO - TRAIN - CPR STEAM ENGINE 2644 - CREW - WEST TORONTO ROUND HOUSE - 1911


POSTCARD - TORONTO - TOURIST COACH WITH PASSENGERS - 1912


POSTCARD - TORONTO - TORONTO STREET- N FROM KING - CENTRAL POST OFFICE - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - TORONTO PUBLIC LIBRARY - BOYS' AND GIRLS' HOUSE - 1908


POSTCARD - TORONTO - TORONTO ISLANDS - ROYAL CANADIAN YACHT CLUB


POSTCARD - TORONTO - TORONTO ISLANDS - HANLAN'S POINT HOTEL BY WATER - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - TORONTO ISLAND PARK - c1910


Monday, January 04, 2016

POSTCARD - TORONTO - TORONTO ISLAND - AQUATIC SPORTS - BOATS - TINTED - 1908


POSTCARD - TORONTO - TORONTO HARBOUR - AERIAL - SIDEWAYS ACROSS SHIPS - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - TORONTO FIRE DEPARTMENT - AERIAL ESCAPE WAGON - NOTE BLACKSMITH SIGN - 1910s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - TORONTO DRY DOCK COMPANY - KEATING CHANNEL - 1938


POSTCARD - TORONTO - THE WALKER HOUSE HOTEL - FRONT AND UNIVERSITY - WHIMSICAL CARTOONS - c1920


POSTCARD - TORONTO - THE STOODLEIGH COTTAGE - TEA ROOM AND RESTAURANT - 167 YONGE - OPPOSITE SIMPSON'S - c 1920


POSTCARD - TORONTO - THE SAVOY - SODA FOUNTAIN - PRE-1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - THE SAVOY - JAPANESE TEA ROOM - 1907


POSTCARD - TORONTO - THE SAVOY - CANDY DEPARTMENT - PRE-1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - THE OLD MILL RESTAURANT - MAIN DINING ROOM - 1961


POSTCARD - TORONTO - THE GRANGE - HOME OF GOLDWIN SMITH - LATER ART GALLERY OF TORONTO - TINTED - c1910