Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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 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 SO RAPID NOW

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


PHOTO - TORONTO - EATON'S - CANDY DEPARTMENT - MAKING BUTTER KISSES - c1910


PHOTO - TORONTO - DUNDAS AT RUNNYMEDE - RUNNYMEDE DRUGS - CHUCK'S MOTOR SALES - PCC STREETCAR - 1968


PHOTO - TORONTO - DUNDAS AT QUEBEC 1966 - UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


PHOTO - TORONTO - DUNDAS AT EDNA - NOTE MAPLE LEAF PRESS - GRINNELL - LYONS DELIVERY TRUCK - 1966


PHOTO - TORONTO - DUNDAS AT ANNETTE - 1968


PHOTO - TORONTO - DUNDAS - LOOKING E - NEW FIRST T-D TOWER - NOTE TELEPHONE POLES - STREETCAR LEANING ON TRACKS - 1967


PHOTO - TORONTO - COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY - LOOKING W - 1965 - UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


PHOTO - TORONTO - CHURCH AT LOMBARD - 1967 - UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


PHOTO - TORONTO - CENTRE ISLAND - UNKNOWN DARK-HAIRED WOMAN IN BATHING SUIT POSED ON WALL - SNAPSHOT - 1943


PHOTO - TORONTO - CENTRE ISLAND - UNKNOWN BLOND WOMAN IN BATHING SUIT POSED ON WALL - SNAPSHOT - 1943


Friday, November 22, 2013

POSTCARD - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - BAND SHELL - WORLD FAMOUS BANDS TWICE DAILY - TINTED - c1940


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - BAND CONCERT - HUGE CROWD - AERIAL - 1910s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - AERIAL PANORAMA - NOTE TENTS LOWER LEFT - TINTED - EARLY


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - AERIAL - NO GARDINER VEXPRESSWAY - c1960


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - AERIAL - NICE VERSION


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - 3 WOMEN AND A MAN - NEAR EARLY CAR - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - ELM AVE - ROSEDALE - EARLY


POSTCARD - TORONTO - DUTCH SISTERS INN - MOTEL AND RESTAURANT - 227 LAKESHORE - HUMBER BAY


POSTCARD - TORONTO - DOWNTOWN AND LAKE FRONT - AERIAL - NOTE SAILING SHIP - 1919


POSTCARD - TORONTO - DOWNTOWN - AERIAL LOOKING S FROM ABOUT QUEEN'S PARK - c1970


POSTCARD - TORONTO - DOWNTOWN - AERIAL - NOT EXTENT OF RAIL AND SHEDS - MID 1970s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - DOWNTOWN - AERIAL - c1940


POSTCARD - TORONTO - DON RIVER - RURAL-LOOKING VIEW - NOTE HOW LITTLE WATER - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - DON RIVER - 1906


POSTCARD - TORONTO - DOMINION PUBLIC BUILDING - FRONT STREET - OPENED 1935 - c1940


POSTCARD - TORONTO - DALE'S GREENHOUSES - BRAMPTON


POSTCARD - TORONTO - COLLEGE AT SPADINA - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - CITY HALL SQUARE - 3 WOMEN WALKING TOGETHER - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - CITY HALL - FROM BAY - FORESTERS ON LEFT - SIMPSONS ON RIGHT - PCC STREETCAR - 1955


POSTCARD - TORONTO - CENTRE ISLAND - SWAN BOATS - CROWD WATCHING - 1973


POSTCARD - TORONTO - CENTRE ISLAND - FAMILY FEEDING GEESE - SKYLINE ACROSS WATER - 1970s