Friday, January 3, 2014

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 - ADELAIDE AT YORK - LOOKING W - NOTE FIREMAN AND CAR ON RIGHT - 1964


PHOTO - TORONTO - BATHURST AT QUEEN - SE CORNER - HOLIDAY TAVERN - NOTE MEN'S ENTRANCE - CROWD WAITING FOR STREETCAR - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - BATHURST BRIDGE OVER RAIL YARDS - TTC RAIL GRINDING CAR - NOTE LAURA SECORD AND BATHURST TOOL - 1964


PHOTO - TORONTO - BAY AT LOUISA (LOUISA NO LONGER EXISTS - RAN N OF AND PARALLEL TO ALBERT) - EATON'S WAREHOUSES - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - BAY AT WELLINGTON - NW CORNER - NIGHT - CORK ROOM TAVERN - OLD STOCK EXCHANGE DIMLY ON UPPER RIGHT - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - BAY STREET - JUST N OF QUEEN - NEW CITY HALL BEING BUILT - 1964


PHOTO - TORONTO - BAY STREET - LOOKING N - 1964


PHOTO - TORONTO - BAY STREET - LOOKING S JUST PAST EXPRESSWAY - WITT STREETCAR - NOTE POST OFFICE AND TRUCK ON RIGHT - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - BLOOR - JUST E OF DUNDAS - NOTE TOWERS SIGN - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - BLOOR - JUST E OF YONGE - LOOKING E - NOTE CROWN LIFE - 1966


PHOTO - TORONTO - BLOOR AT BAY - LOOKING W - STREETCAR TURNING S - NOTE UNIVERSITY THEATRE SIGN IN BACKGROUND - 1961


PHOTO - TORONTO - BLOOR W - CHURCH FORD - 1964


PHOTO - TORONTO - BLOOR W AT PARKSIDE- KEELE - 1964


PHOTO - TORONTO - BROADVIEW AND DANFORTH - TTC SNOW PLOW IN HEAVY SNOW - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - CHURCH - S OF KING - LOOKING N - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - COLLEGE NEAR GLADSTONE - LOOKING E - NOTE STUDEBAKER HAWK BEHIND STREETCAR - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - DANFORTH AT MAIN - CITY BUICK PONTIAC IN BACKGROUND - ADVANCE GREEN SIGN - PARADISE RESTAURANT ON LEFT - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - DAVENPORT AT DUFFERIN - NOTE BEROLINA RYE BREAD VAN - FREED'S IDA - DEVON ICE CREAM - 1963


PHOTO - TORONTO - DAVENPORT AT SALEM - NOTE TRULY UGLY 1950-60s APARTMENT BUILDINGS - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - DAVENPORT NEAR ST. CLARENS - NOTE GREEN-AND-WHITE PAINT SCHEME ON SEMI-DETACHED HOUSES - THEN MOST COMMON IN CITY - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - DUFFERIN AND MELBOURNE - 1967


PHOTO - TORONTO - DUNDAS AND BLOOR - FINA SERVICE STATION - 1955


PHOTO - TORONTO - DUNDAS AND BLOOR - RAINY DAY - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - DUNDAS AT KEELE - NOTE MORSE JEWELLERS - AGNEW-SURPASS SHOES - LAURA SECORD - 1965


Sunday, November 24, 2013

POSTCARD - TORONTO - SUNNYSIDE - HUMBER BAY - CHILD STANDING ON STORMY BEACH


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SUNNYSIDE - CHILDREN'S PLAYGROUND - HOME OF MAPLE LEAF SERIES - 1920s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SUNNYSIDE - BOULEVARD DRIVE - AERIAL - c1920


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SUNNYSIDE - AERIAL VIEW ALONG LAKESHORE - c1920


POSTCARD - TORONTO - STOODLEIGH CAFETERIA - STAR BUILDING - EVENING DINNERS 50 TO 85 CENTS WITH TABLE SERVICE


POSTCARD - TORONTO - STOCK AND BICKLE JEWELLERS AND DIAMOND MERCHANTS - 152-54 YONGE - EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR VIEWS - EARLY


POSTCARD - TORONTO - STEAMER TURBINIA NEARING TORONTO - 1909


POSTCARD - TORONTO - STEAMER CAYUGA - LANDING AT QUEENSTON - TORONTO TO NIAGARA FALLS - TINTED - EARLY


POSTCARD - TORONTO - ST PAUL'S CHURCH - BLOOR STREET - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - ST PAUL'S CHURCH - BLOOR STREET - 1911


POSTCARD - TORONTO - ST GEORGE - 1908


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SPADINA AVE AT COLLEGE - LOOKING N TO KNOX COLLEGE - WAGONS - AWNINGS - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SPADINA - NEAR QUEEN - LOOKING N - AWNINGS - BICYCLE - STREETCAR - NOTE PARKWAYS - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SKYLINE HOTEL - 655 DIXON ROAD - DIAMOND LIL'S - 1970s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SKYLINE FROM THE BAY - SAILBOATS AND CANOE - 1908


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SKYLINE FROM LAKE - AERIAL - CN TOWER AND BANK OF MONTREAL ALMOST FINISHED - 1975


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SKYLINE FROM ISLAND - FERRY - CN TOWER - 1980s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SHERBOURNE - CHURCH - WAGON - STREETCAR - NICE VERSION - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SCARBORO BEACH PARK - LARGE CROWD WATCHING A PERFORMANCE NEAR MIDWAY - 1909


POSTCARD - TORONTO - ROYAL YORK HOTEL - CARS ON FRONT - 1950s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - ROYAL ALEXANDRA THEATRE - KING STREET - PLAY CALLED THE COWBOY AND THE LADY - EARLY


POSTCARD - TORONTO - ROSEDALE WINTER SCENE - FOOTBRIDGE - 1912


POSTCARD - TORONTO - RONCESVALLES - EARLY


POSTCARD - TORONTO - RIVERDALE PARK - GROUP SITTING ON THE GRASS - 1915


POSTCARD - TORONTO - RICHARD L BAKER - 100 WELLINGTON W - GLOVES HOSIERY AND UNDERWEAR AGENCY OF CANADA - WOMAN PLAYING TENNIS - 1905