Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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 - BLOOR STREET - TTC BEDFORD LOOP - AERIAL - 1966


PHOTO - TORONTO - BLOOR STREET - JUST W OF DUNDAS - LOOKING E - WEST TORONTO VOCATIONAL BEING BUILT - PUDDICOME CARS - TOASTMASTER SIGN - 1967


PHOTO - TORONTO - BLOOR NEAR OAKMOUNT - LOOKING E - HIGH PARK ON RIGHT - 1966


PHOTO - TORONTO - BLOOR AND HUNTLEY - NOTE ALL THE TV AERIALS ON TOP OF COMMERCIAL APARTMENT BUILDING - 1966


PHOTO - TORONTO - BLOOR - JUST E OF YONGE - TOWNE CINEMA - GRAND AND TOY PCC AT ISLAND STOPS - NOTE EMPTY LOT - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - BATHURST STREET - LOOKING N - NOTE BANNER SIGNS AND CLEAN-IT-ERIA - 1966


PHOTO - TORONTO - BATHURST AT BLOOR - 1966


PHOTO - TORONTO - BATHURST AND AUSTIN TERRACE - PCC STREETCAR - CAB - 1966


PHOTO - TORONTO - KING AT SHAW - 1967 - UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


Monday, December 16, 2013

POSTCARD - TORONTO - YONGE STREET - N FROM KING - AERIAL - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - YONGE - LOOKING N FROM FRONT - AERIAL - BOARD OF TRADE RIGHT CENTRE - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - WATERFRONT - AERIAL - FREIGHTER - T-D CENTRE FIRST BUILDING STARTED - 1966


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SUNNYSIDE - PALAIS ROYALE - MANY PEDESTRIANS - 1940s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SUNNYSIDE - HEATED POOL - AERIAL - RELATIONSHIP TO BEACH - 1932


POSTCARD - TORONTO - RESERVOIR PARK - CHILDREN AND MEN ON BENCH - EARLY


POSTCARD - TORONTO - POLARINE OIL AND GREASES - QUEEN CITY OIL COKMPANY - EARLY


POSTCARD - TORONTO - MEADE HOTEL - CENTRE ISLAND - 1907


POSTCARD - TORONTO - HANLAN'S POINT - LACROSSE GROUNDS - PORTION OF AMUSEMENT PARK - TOURS OF THE WORLD - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - GENERAL HOSPITAL MAIN BUILDING - EARLY


POSTCARD - TORONTO - FRANZ LISZT DINING ROOM - 603 MARKHAM - MIRVISH VILLAGE - INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR - 1960s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - LAKEFRONT - START OF MARATHON SWIM - AUTOMOTIVE BUILDING - 1935


POSTCARD - TORONTO - ENTRANCE TO QUEEN ELIZABETH WAY - c1940


POSTCARD - TORONTO - CANADA LIFE BUILDING - AERIAL - 1945


Sunday, November 24, 2013

POSTCARD - TORONTO - YOUNG BRAVES - PART OF INDIAN SERIES - 1903


POSTCARD - TORONTO - YONGE STREET - LOOKING S FROM SHUTER - CROWDS - WAGONS - SIGNS - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - YONGE STREET - LOOKING S FROM JUST ABOVE A AND A RECORDS - NIGHT - 1960s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - YONGE STREET - CROWDS - STREETCARS - REPRINT OF 1929


POSTCARD - TORONTO - YONGE STREET - BELOW COLLEGE LOOKING S - MANY SIGNS - NIGHT - CIBC UNDER CONSTRUCTION - 1970s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - YONGE AT CARLTON - c1920


POSTCARD - TORONTO - WRITERS AND COMPANY LITERARY BOOKSTORE - OWNER IN WINDOW


POSTCARD - TORONTO - WOOLWORTH BUILDING - HEAD OFFICE AND STORE - 181-STOOL COUNTERS - TWO SALES FLOORS - c1950


POSTCARD - TORONTO - WOODBINE RACETRACK - CALLED THE WOODBINE - BIG CROWD - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - WILLIAMS' CAFE - YONGE AND QUEEN - BANQUET AND ASSEMBLY HALL - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - WILLIAM'S CAFE - 179 YONGE - CARTOON WHIMSY - PRINTED AS THOUGH WRITTEN - EARLY


POSTCARD - TORONTO - WESTERN COMMERCIAL TECHNICAL SCHOOL


POSTCARD - TORONTO - WATERFRONT VAND HARBOUR - AERIAL - LOOKING N - 1961


POSTCARD - TORONTO - WATERFRONT AND SKYLINE - AERIAL - LARGE LAKER - c1970


POSTCARD - TORONTO - WATERFRONT - AERIAL - LOOKING N - STEAM SHIPS - PARKING LOT - GENERATING STATION - 1950s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - WALKER HOUSE HOTEL - SW CORNER FRONT AND UNIVERSITY - TINTED - EARLY


POSTCARD - TORONTO - WALKER HOUSE - FRONT AND UNIVERSITY - 1914


POSTCARD - TORONTO - VIEW FROM CN TOWER - LOOKING SE - CONDOS - HARBOUR CASTLE HOTEL - LATE 1970s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - UNKNOWN SECTION OF ST CLAIR AVE - 1917


POSTCARD - TORONTO - UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO CAMPUS - UNUSUAL PERSPECTIVE - TINTED - EARLY


POSTCARD - TORONTO - UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO - SOLDIERS' TOWER AT HART HOUSE - c1960


POSTCARD - TORONTO - UNIVERSITY AVE - LOOKING NE FROM S OF COLLEGE - HOSPITAL FOR SICK CHILDREN - TORONTO GENERAL - c1960


POSTCARD - TORONTO - UNION STATION AND CUSTOMS BUILDING - TINTED OFF-REGISTER - 1945


POSTCARD - TORONTO - UNION STATION - THE ORIGINAL ROMANESQUE - VIEW FROM YARD LOOKING N E - 1907


POSTCARD - TORONTO - TRAYMORE SAVARIN RESTAURANT - BAY AND ADELAIDE - FOUNTAIN SERVICE - CAPACITY 600 - TINTED


POSTCARD - TORONTO - TRAINS - CANADIAN PACIFIC YARDS - THE JUNCTION - 1907