Wednesday, February 10, 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

PHOTO - TORONTO - DON CPR STATION - NIGHT - AERIAL - c1960


PHOTO - TORONTO - DAVISVILLE SUBWAY STATION - TTC YARDS - c1980


PHOTO - TORONTO - DALLAIRDS WOMEN'S WEAR - YONGE STREET - NIGHT - CHRISTMAS SEASON - SNAPSHOT - 1966


PHOTO - TORONTO - COLLEGE AT DUFFERIN - WET SNOW - STREETCAR PICKING UP PASSENGER - BARBER SHOP ON LEFT - A FEW STORES - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - COLLEGE AT BAY - LOOKING W - 1980


PHOTO - TORONTO - COLLEGE AND CRAWFORD - 1968 - EDITED FROM UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


PHOTO - TORONTO - COLLEGE AND BATHURST - LOOKING N E - QUARTET RESTAURANT - NOTE MASSIVE PHONE AND HYDRO POLES - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - COLLEGE - LOOKING E - JUST E OF BAY - NOTE EATONS - FRANS - SNOWY DAY - 1976


PHOTO - TORONTO - COLLEGE - LOOKIING E - OLD FIRE TOWER - TELY BOX - RED PHONE BOOTH - MARS FOOD - QUARTET RESTAURANT - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - CITY DAIRY HORSES AND SLEIGH DELIVERY - 1905


PHOTO - TORONTO - CHURCH AND QUEEN - THRIFTY SPORTS - PAWNBROKER SIGNS - WITT STREETCAR - 1964


PHOTO - TORONTO - CARLAW AT GERRARD - AERIAL - SUNOCO STATION - TYPICAL HOUSES - NOTE ALL THE WIRES - 1964


PHOTO - TORONTO - BROADVIEW AT MILLBROOK CRESCENT - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - BROADVIEW AND GERRARD - TAMBLYN DRUGS - TED'S RESTAURANT - INSPECTOR APPROACHING STREETCAR - 1964


PHOTO - TORONTO - BROADVIEW AND ERINDALE - ERINDALE TTC LOOP - NOTE NEWSPAPER BOXES - WASH HANGING - 1964


PHOTO - TORONTO - BRILLE TROLLEY BUS - PCC TURNING - NOTE OAKWOOD JEWELLERS - 1960s


PHOTO - TORONTO - BLOOR STREETCAR AND CREW - AD FOR SCARBORO BEACH ON FRONT - 1913


PHOTO - TORONTO - BLOOR STREET VIADUCT - FROM DOWN IN VALLEY - 1918


PHOTO - TORONTO - BLOOR STREET JUST W OF AVENUE ROAD - PARK PLAZA HOTEL - NOTE MURRAY'S RESTAURANT IN HOTEL - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - BLOOR STREET - JUST E OF KEELE - LOOKING E - PCC STREETCAR - 1967


PHOTO - TORONTO - BLOOR NEAR SHERBOURNE - LOOKING W - 1966


PHOTO - TORONTO - BLOOR NEAR GLADSTONE - LORAINE GOWNS - KENT OPEN KITCHEN - 1964


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - COLONIAL TAVERN AND RESTAURANT - JAZZ AND BLUES - THE MEET MARKET - DISCO-PUB


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - COLONIAL TAVERN - 203 YONGE - HOME OF THE MERRY-GO-ROUND - CIRCUS ROOM - SHOWPLACE OF TORONTO


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - CLINTON TAVERN - 639 BLOOR W - CLINTON AT BLOOR


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - CJBC RADIO - DIAL 1010 - KEY STATION CBC DOMINION NETWORK


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - CHUM GROUP - 1050 CHUM RADIO


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - CHICO RESTAURANT - 524 BLOOR W - AT BATHURST - CHICKEN BAR-B-Q


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - CASA LOMA RESTAURANT - 517 ST CLAIR W - AT BATHURST


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - CAROLETTA RESTAURANT - 644 DANFORTH - W OF PAPE


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - CAMERON HOUSE - 408 QUEEN W - TELEVISION NIGHTLY


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - BRASS RAIL TAVERN - 701 YONGE - ALL NUDE REVIEW


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB - 515 JARVIS - PART OF JULIE'S MANSION RESTAURANT


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - BLUE ORCHID TAVERN - 529 BLOOR W - NIGHTLY ENTERTAINMENT


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - BAYFORD RESTAURANT - 603 BAY - NEXT TO FORD HOTEL - HEADLIGHT SAFETY SLOGAN


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - BASSEL'S RESTAURANT - YONGE AT GERRARD


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - BARBERIAN'S STEAK AND SEAFOOD - 7 ELM


Tuesday, February 09, 2016

MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - ASSOCIATION OF DANUBE SWABIANS - 214 MAIN


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - ARBOR SUPERMARKET - 752 QUEEN W - PORTUGUESE - FREE DELIVERY


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - ANESTY'S GREEK RESTAURANT - 16 CHURCH


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - AL SIEGEL'S BARCLAY HOTEL - ELMWOOD CASINO IN WINDSOR


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - ACE GRILL RESTAURANT - 231-A RONCESVALLES


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - ACADEMY RESTAURANT - 433 YONGE


MAP - TORONTO - STREET MAP AND HARBOR CHART - 1908


MAP - TORONTO - CITY OF TORONTO WITH RAIL LINES - 1887


MAP - TORONTO - CITY OF TORONTO - KEY SITES MARKED - 1880


COASTER - TORONTO - GASTHAUS SCHRADER RESTAURANT - 120 CHURCH - OPENED IN 1960


BROCHURE - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - FRONT COVER MAILER - 1928


BROCHURE - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - AERIAL PANORAMA - BUILDING LOCATIONS - 1928