Thursday, June 19, 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 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 - EXHIBITION - BRITISH SECTION OF GOVERNMENT BUILDING - BIG CROWD - 1936


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - BIG CROWD IN FRONT OF MANUFACTURERS BUILDING - AERIAL NOTE SLOGAN ONE FLAG ONE EMPIRE ONE KING - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - BAND SHELL - NIGHT - ORCHESTRA - 1940s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - AERIAL TOWARDS LAKE - ONE MILE OF WATERFRONT - 1920s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - AERIAL - LOOKING N - NOTE TENTS - 1913


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - AERIAL - DUFFERIN GATE CENTRE BOTTOM - 1919


POSTCARD - TORONTO - END OF WAR CELEBRATIONS - REPRINT OF 1945 PHOTO FOR HISTORICAL SERIES


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EATON'S ENTRANCE - ELABORATE ADVERTISING FOR EXHIBITION - PEOPLE WALKING AND LOOKING IN WINDOWS - c1920


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EATON'S COLLEGE STREET - YONGE STREET ENTRANCE HALL - REPRINT OF 1930s PHOTO FOR HISTORICAL SERIES


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EATON'S - WOMEN CROWDING STORE DOORS - 1905 PHOTO REPRINTED FOR HISTORICAL SERIES


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EATON COMPANY DEPARTMENT STORE - EATONIA BOOTS - STEREOSCOPIC VIEW OF BOOT DEPARTMENT - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EAST GENERAL HOSPITAL - 1930s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - DOUGLAS AND RATCLIFF LIMITED - REPRESENTATIVE COMING CARD - WOMAN IN HAT AT DESK - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - DORIC THEATRE - BLOOR AND GLADSTONE - MARY PICKFORD FOR FAMOUS PLAYERS - 1910s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - DON RIVER - ARTIST PAINTING ALONG BANK - NICE VERSION - 1910s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - DIANA SWEETS - 188 BLOOR W - NEAR AVENUE ROAD - ENGLISH ROOM - FRENCH PRINT ROOM - CONTINENTAL GARDEN - NICE VERSION


POSTCARD - TORONTO - COLLEGE STREET - LOOKING W FROM SPADINA - 1920s


PHOTO - TORONTO - PAPE AND DANFORTH - PALACE THEATER - UNITED CIGARS - GORDON JEWELLERS - PCC STREETCAR TURNING - 1963


PHOTO - TORONTO - MT PLEASANT AVE - NEAR MILLWOOD - LOOKING NE - NOTE CREST THEATRE - SOUTH CHINA - PETER PAUL FLOWERS - DANISH SANDWICHES


PHOTO - TORONTO - LANDSDOWNE NEAR DUNDAS - 1964


PHOTO - TORONTO - KING STREET W AT NIAGARA - TINY BIT OF MASSEY-FERGUSON IN BACKGROUND - RED PAY PHONE - GLOBE BOX - 1972


PHOTO - TORONTO - KING STREET NEAR UNIVERSITY - LORD SIMCOE HOTEL - PCC STREETCAR - TTC SAND CAR - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - KING STREET E AT FREDERICK - HALLMARK CARDS - 1966


PHOTO - TORONTO - KING STREET - JUST E OF BAY - LOOKING E - TORONTO STAR BUILDING - STOODLEIGH RESTAURANT - 1960s


PHOTO - TORONTO - KING STREET - ADOURIAN RUG - 89 KING E - IMPERIAL GRILL - CRAVEN A BILLBOARD - 1974


PHOTO - TORONTO - KING NEAR SPADINA - GRAHAM'S HARDWARE - TOLEDO RESTAURANT - 1964


PHOTO - TORONTO - KING E AT TORONTO - KING EDWARD HOTEL LEFT BACKGROUND - 1978


PHOTO - TORONTO - KING E AT CHURCH - LOOKING N W - 1978


PHOTO - TORONTO - KING AT SUMACH - ROW HOUSES - POSTMAN WITH BAG - PCC STREETCAR - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - KING AT DUNCAN - LUNKENHEIMER - MORRISON BUILDING - 1966


PHOTO - TORONTO - HOWARD PARK AT PARKSIDE - 1967


PHOTO - TORONTO - HOWARD PARK AT PARKSIDE - 1967


PHOTO - TORONTO - FRONT STREET - LOOKING E NEAR SCOTT - 1954


PHOTO - TORONTO - FLEET STREET - MOLSON BREWERY - CONSTRUCTION WORK - LIGHTHOUSE - TIP TOP TAILORS - 1969


PHOTO - TORONTO - FIREMAN IN FULL GEAR - STUDIO SHOT - 1910


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

PHOTO - TORONTO - TTC JANE LOOP - PCC STREETCAR - LINE OF PASSENGERS - 1950


PHOTO - TORONTO - TTC HUMBER LOOP - NOTE IGA IN BACKGROUND - 1950s


PHOTO - TORONTO - LAKESHORE AT PARK LAWN - LOOKING E TOWARDS MOTEL ROW - IMPERIAL STATION - 1966


PHOTO - TORONTO - LAKE SHORE - WESTPOINT HOTEL - WELCOME MIMICO SIGN - 1966


PHOTO - TORONTO - KINGSTON ROAD AT WALTER - NOTE PAPRIKA TAVERN - PCC QUEEN ROUTE - 1966


PHOTO - TORONTO - KING QUEEN AND RONCESVALLES - NOTE TAXI STAND - CLOTHING STORE AT CORNER - LOOKING E - 1966


PHOTO - TORONTO - KING AT TRILLER - LOOKING E - 1967


PHOTO - TORONTO - KING AT SPENCER - DOMINION STORE - MING'S RESTAURANT - GLOBE HONOR BOX - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - KING AT CHARLOTTE - LOOKING W - 1966 - UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


PHOTO - TORONTO - KING AND DUNCAN - LOOKING E - FIRST TOWER T-D CENTRE FINISHED - NOTE C P PAINTED SIGN - 1967


PHOTO - TORONTO - HOWARD PARK ROAD AT HIGH PARK GARDENS - PCC STREETCAR - LARGE OLD HOMES GARAGES - 1966


PHOTO - TORONTO - HOGAN PONTIAC - ADVERTISING IMAGE OF A MODEL ON THE HOOD OF A NEW CAR - 1956


PHOTO - TORONTO - GERRARD AT BROADVIEW - LOOKING E - STORES - TELEPHONE BOOTH - PCC - 1966


PHOTO - TORONTO - FIRE STATION - 132 BELLVUE AVE - 1908