Friday, May 06, 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 - YONGE STREET - LOOKING S - AERIAL - TINTED - 1911


POSTCARD - TORONTO - YONGE STREET - LOOKING N FROM BELOW QUEEN - TINTED - c1930


POSTCARD - TORONTO - TORONTO GENERAL HOSPITAL - AERIAL - LOOKING S - WATERCOLOR - 1920s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - STEAMER CORONA - VICTORIA DAY - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - OLD DUFFERIN STREET WHARF - STORMY - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - KEW BEACH - SEVERAL BATHERS - DORRY - HOUSES RIGHT TO BEACH - TINTED - 1911


POSTCARD - TORONTO - GRACE HOSPITAL - COLLEGE STREET - TINTED - 1912


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - BIG CROWD SCENE - AERIAL - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - COLLEGE AT SPADINA - LOOKING W - STREETCAR TURNING - CAR - PEDESTRIANS - TINTED - 1913


POSTCARD - TORONTO - COLLEGE AT MCCAUL - STREETCARS - CARS - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - BAY STREET WHARF - LOOKING N FROM LAKE - SHIPS - 1914


Thursday, March 17, 2016

POSTCARD - TORONTO - BAY - AERIAL LOOKING N - c1930


POSTCARD - TORONTO - YONGE AND BLOOR - LOOKING N - TINTED - 1910s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - YONGE AND ADELAIDE - WAGONS STREETCAR CARS - CROWDS - 1910s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - AERIAL PANORAMA - 1948


POSTCARD - TORONTO - FRONT STREET - LOOKING W FROM YONGE - 1970s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - O'KEEFE CENTRE - 1 KING E - WHEN NEW - c1960


POSTCARD - TORONTO - UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO - CONVOCATION HALL - c1920


POSTCARD - TORONTO- DR. MEYER'S HOSPITAL - DEER PARK - 1907


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - WALKER HOUSE HOTEL - GREEN ROOM RESTAURANT - DINING AND DANCING - RED ROOM - CONTINENTAL CUISINE - FRONT AND YORK


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - YUK YUK'S KOMEDY KABARET - 1280 BAY


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - WOODENPLATE HUNGARIAN RESTAURANT - 200 BLOOR W


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - UNITED BAKERS DAIRY RESTAURANT - 338 SPADINA


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - THE ORGAN GRINDER RESTAURANT - 58 THE ESPLANADE


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - THE OLD SPAGHETTI FACTORY RESTAURANT - 54 THE ESPLANADE


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - THE NORTHGATE TAVERN - 1154 YONGE


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - THE MILL RESTAURANTS - 801 YORK KMILLS - 2358 EGLINTON W - FAIRVIEW - 1430 YONGE - FAMILY RESTAURANTS


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - THE COFFEE MILL - 99 YORKVILLE - 110 BLOOR W


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - SIMPSON'S DEPARTMENT STORE


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - PIECE OF CAKE RESTAURANT - 7 BALMUTO


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - OAKWOOD AND VAUGHN MOTORS LIMITED - 637 VAUGHN


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - LONDON LUGGAGE SHOP - 235 YONGE - TRUNK OR GRIP FOR ANY TRIP


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - LES ARCADES CAFE - 45 THE ESPLANADE


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - LE PAPILLON RESTAURANT - 16 CHURCH


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - ELAINE'S GRILL RESTAURANT


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - ED'S WAREHOUSE - 266-270 KING W


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - EATON'S SIR JOHN'S RESTAURANT


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - CHURCH STREET CAFE - 485 CHURCH - S OF WELLESLEY


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - CHICK'N'DELI RESTAURANT - 744 MOUNT PLEASANT - UPTOWN MUSIC


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - BARDI'S RESTAURANT - 56 YORK


Wednesday, March 02, 2016

PHOTO - TORONTO - HARBOUR - PIER 3 - PEOPLE LOOKING AT WATER - NOTE PARKED CAR - 1927


PHOTO - TORONTO - HURON AVENUE - FLYER TROLLEY BUS -1971


POSTCARD - TORONTO - CHURCH FRONT AND WELLINGTON - LOOKING E - TINTED - NICE VERSION - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO - HART HOUSE AND GROUNDS - AERIAL - TINTED


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - DIANA SWEETS RESTAURANTS


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - EMBERS RESTAURANT - PRINCE GEORGE HOTEL - KING AND YORK


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - FRAN'S RESTAURANTS - 21 ST CLAIR W - 2275 YONGE - 20 COLLEGE - 332 YONGE - APPLE PIE


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - HOWARD RESTAURANT - 601 SHERBOURNE