Sunday, August 06, 2017

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- 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


Friday, May 06, 2016

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