Saturday, June 16, 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

PHOTO - TORONTO - TTC STREETCAR OLDER PAINTED LOGO - 1970s


Monday, May 28, 2018

PHOTO - TORONTO - DOWNTOWN AERIAL PANORAMA - BANKS BEING BUILT - BANK OF MONTREAL AND ROYAL BANK UNDER CONSTRUCTION - 1976 - EDITED FROM UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


POSTCARD - TORONTO - YONGE STREET AND GERRARD - LOOKING S - WET NIGHT - SAVOY THEATER - BASSEL'S RESTAURANT - CHRISTMAS LIGHT STRINGS ON STREET - c1960


POSTCARD - TORONTO - YONGE STREET - LOOKING S FROM COLLEGE-CARLTON STREET LEVEL - NIGHT - 1960s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - UNKNOWN STREET - ORANGE DAY PARADE - AERIAL PANORAMA - HUGE CROWD ONF MEN IN HATS - AS AN IMMIGRANT I HAD NEVER HEARD OF ORANGE DAY - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - UNIVERSITY AVE - AERIAL LOOKING N FROM NEAR KING - LATE 1960s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - UNIVERSITY AVE - LOOKING S FROM QUEEN'S PARK AERIAL - VERY EVOCATIVE IMAGE - 1950s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - QUEEN STREET - STREET LEVEL LOOKING E FROM CITY HALL SQUARE - ADAM STORE - STREETCAR - MANY PEDESTRIANS - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - NEW CITY HALL - TWILIGHT - OPENED IN 1965


POSTCARD - TORONTO - LITTLE DENMARK RESTAURANT - 720 BAY STREET - FRONT OF RESTAURANT WHICH CLOSED IN 1967 AFTER 33 YEARS


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - NEW PURE FOODS BUILDING - CROWDS - THE OLD BUILDING WAS DEMOLISHED IN 1953 - TINTED


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EASTERN BEACHES - AERIAL PANORAMA - TINTED - 1930s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - CENTRAL LIBRARY - COLLEGE AND ST GEORGE - A CARNEGIE BUILDING - SERVED FROM 1909 TO 1977 - c1950


POSTCARD - TORONTO - CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE BUILDING - 25 KING W - TALLEST IN COMMONWEALTH FOR DECADES - TINTED - OPENED 1931


POSTCARD - TORONTO - BLOOR STREET - AERIAL LOOKING E - STREETCARS - NOTE PARKING - MID-1960s BEFORE SUBWAY OPENED


Sunday, August 06, 2017

PHOTO - TORONTO- TTC PCC STREETCAR - NIGHT AT EXHIBITION GROUNDS - 1971


PHOTO - TORONTO - MT PLEASANT RD - PCC STREETCAR - NOTE FORMER MURRAY NEWBIGGING IN BACKGROUND WAS AT 733 MT PLEASANT - 1972


PHOTO - TORONTO - BLOOR WEST VILLAGE - PCC STREETCAR - NOTE NEWSPAPER STANDS AND POST BOX - 1965


POSTCARD - TORONTO - BROADVIEW AND LANGLEY AVE - WAGONS - STREETCAR - TINTED - 1910s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - CARLTON AND SHERBOURNE - STREETCARS - TINTED - 1912


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SKYLINE AND WATERFRONT - FROM S E OF DOWNTOWN - AERIAL - TD CENTRE SECOND TOWER COMPLETED 1969


Sunday, July 02, 2017

POSTCARD - TORONTO - BAY STREET - AERIAL PANORAMA LOOKING N TOWARDS CITY HALL - CARS AND STREETCARS - TINTED - 1920s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - BLOOR STREET - AERIAL LOOKING E FROM AVENUE ROAD - STREETCARS - CARS - LOW DENSITY - NICE VERSION - MID-1960s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - THE TERRACE - PEOPLE WALKING - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - HARBORD COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE - 286 HARBORD - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - KING STREET - LOOKING W FROM NEAR YONGE - TORONTO STAR BUILDING IN DISTANCE - CARS STREETCAR - TINTED - 1920s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - KING STREET JUST E OF DUFFERIN - LOOKING S W - TTC SNOW SWEEPER HEADING E - GENERAL ELECTRIC PLANT - NIGHT - CHRISTMAS SEASON - 1966


POSTCARD - TORONTO - NEW CITY HALL - AERIAL PANORAMA - AS IT LOOKED WHEN NEW - NOTE THIN DEVELOPMENT AROUND - c1965


POSTCARD - TORONTO - QUEEN STREET MAIN ENTRANCE TO EATON DEPARTMENT STORE - MODELS WALKING - NOTE THE HATS - 1940S OR 1950s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - RONCESVALLES AVE - ALMOST EMPTY - WAGON - BICYCLE - TINTED - 1912


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SHERIDAN CENTRE HOTEL - 123 QUEEN W - AERIAL PANORAMA - c1972 WHEN OPENED


POSTCARD - TORONTO - TORONTO ISLAND PICNIC GROUNDS - CROWD - LITTLE GIRL LOOKING AT CAMERA - A BIT LIKE SEURAT - TINTED - 1907


POSTCARD - TORONTO - UNIVERSITY AVE - LOOKING S FROM PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS - TINTED - 1915


POSTCARD - TORONTO - YONGE STREET AT QUEEN - LOOKING N - FLAGS - CROWDS - CARS - SIMPSONS - WOOLWORTH'S - EATON'S - NICE VERSION - c LATE 1960s


PHOTO - TORONTO - HOWARD PARK AVE AT RONCESVALLES - PCC STREETCAR AT STOP - 1966 - EDITED FROM UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


PHOTO - TORONTO - TTC KEELE ST CLAIR PCC STREETCAR COMING OUT OF TURNAROUND - 1966 - EDITED FROM UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


PHOTO - TORONTO - UNIVERSITY THEATRE - BLOOR STREET - CROWD IN FRONT - 1963


PHOTO - TORONTO - MISS TORONTO AND RUNNERS-UP - 1969


PHOTO - TORONTO - MISS TORONTO - 1963


PHOTO - TORONTO - MISS TORONTO CONTESTANTS LINED UP - 1953


PHOTO - TORONTO - MISS TORONTO CONTESTANTS LINED-UP - 1951