Monday, May 23, 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

MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - GASTHAUS SCHRADER RESTAURANT - COUNTRY INN AND TAVERN - 120 CHURCH - I REMEMBER THIS PLACE WELL


Saturday, February 13, 2016

POSTCARD - TORONTO - BEACH AT KEW GARDENS - TINTED - MAYBE 1930s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - AERIAL - NOTE TENTS - MAYBE SCOUTS - TINTED - NICE VERSION - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - PRINCES' BOULEVARD - AERIAL - MOTOR SHOW - c1950


POSTCARD - TORONTO - FIRST TORONTO-OTTAWA AIR MAIL SERVICE - 1918


POSTCARD - TORONTO - GENERAL POST OFFICE - TINTED - PRE-1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - HOLT RENFREW AND COMPANY - A CANADIAN WINTER GIRL - 1906


POSTCARD - TORONTO - KING EDWARD HOTEL - EXCLUSIVE LADIES' DEPARTMENTS - RECEPTION - BOOKING OFFICE - SOUVENIRS - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - MCDONALD AND WILSON SHOWROOM - 12 QUEEN E


POSTCARD - TORONTO - NEW CITY HALL AND SURROUNDINGS - AERIAL - LATE 1960s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - RAINBOW HOTEL - LAKESHORE BLVD - c1960


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SUNNYSIDE - THE DRIVEWAY - AERIAL - AMUSEMENT PARK IN ITS HEYDAY - MANY PEOPLE AND CARS - TINTED - 1938


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SUNNYSIDE BEACH AND HEATED POOL - AERIAL PANORAMA - TINTED


POSTCARD - TORONTO - UNIVERSITY AVENUE - LOOKING S - AERIAL PANORAMA - NOTE BUS GROUP OF VISITERS - c1960


POSTCARD - TORONTO - WALKER HOUSE HOTEL - FRONT AT UNIVERSITY - LOOKING SW - 1908


POSTCARD - TORONTO - YONGE AND CARLTON - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - YONGE STREET - PARADE OF 48TH HIGHLANDERS - TINTED - 1910


PHOTO - TORONTO - STREETCAR LEAVING BATHURST SUBWAY STATION - 1966


PHOTO - TORONTO - ST CLAIR W NEAR VAUGHAN - NOTE VAUGHAN THEATRE - TTC INSPECTOR AT ISLAND - 1973


PHOTO - TORONTO - ST CLAIR NEAR VAUGHAN - VAUGHAN THEATRE AS BINGO HALL TEXACO SIGN - IMPERIAL STATION - PCC STREETCARS - NICE VERSION - 1973


PHOTO - TORONTO - ST CLAIR NEAR OAKWOOD - LOOKING E - DOMINION BILLBOARD - VAUGHAN THEATRE IN DISTANCE - WIRE CITY - 1972


PHOTO - TORONTO - ST CLAIR AVE - NEAR DEER PARK - LOOKING NE - 1972


PHOTO - TORONTO - ST CLAIR AT WYCHWOOD - LOOKING NE - STREETCAR STOPPED AT ISLAND - PASSENGER WALKING - 1964


PHOTO - TORONTO - ST CLAIR AT WELLS HILL - TRACK REPAIRS - LOBLAWS AT RIGHT - 1967


PHOTO - TORONTO - ST CLAIR AND YONGE SUBWAY ENTRANCE - AERIAL - NOTE LOBLAWS - HARRY YOUNG SHOES - 1967


PHOTO - TORONTO - ST CLAIR AND MOUNT PLEASANT - PCC STREETCAR TURNING N - 1967 - EDITED FROM A HOWARD J. WAYT IMAGE


PHOTO - TORONTO - ST CLAIR - LOOKING N FROM VAUGHN - CROSS-TOWN HARDWARE - THE ISLANDS - TEXACO - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - ST CLAIR - JUST E OF YONGE LOOKING E - NOTE POST OFFICE RIGHT REAR - TORONTO PARKING SIGN - PARISH DRUGS LEFT - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - ST CLAIR - E OF BATHURST - TTC TRACK WORK - LOBLAWS - THEATRE IN DISTANCE - 1967


PHOTO - TORONTO - ST CLAIR - AERIAL LOOKING E - OLD GRANITE CLUB ON RIGHT - BUILDING NEAR SUBWAY UNDER CONSTRUCTION - 1967


PHOTO - TORONTO - ST CLAIR - AT YONGE - LOOKING E - AERIAL - TRACK WORK ON TTC - 1967


PHOTO - TORONTO - SPADINA CRESCENT - KNOX COLLEGE - STREETCAR - NOTE CROSSWALK - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - SPADINA AVE - LOOKING NE - SHOPSY'S DELI - WITT TOURIST STREETCAR - 1976


PHOTO - TORONTO - SPADINA AT BALDWIN - CLEAN-IT-ERIA - HALPERN'S DRUG STORE - ROYAL FOOTWEAR JOBBERS - STREETCAR - 1964


PHOTO - TORONTO - SPADINA AND KING - SPADINA HOTEL ON RIGHT - NOTE MEN'S ENTRANCE SIGN - 1973


PHOTO - TORONTO - SPADINA AND COLLEGE - WORK CREW - BIG CROWD CROSSING - HOTEL WAVERLEY - 1964


PHOTO - TORONTO - SPADINA - S OF COLLEGE - NOTE EL MOCAMBO TAVERN - 1964


PHOTO - TORONTO - SKYLINE - AERIAL - LOOKING SW - c1980


PHOTO - TORONTO - SCOTT - S OF WELLINGTON - LOOKING N - KING EDWARD HOTEL CENTRE BACKGROUND - 1967


PHOTO - TORONTO - RONCESVALLES CAR BARN - NIGHT - 1966


PHOTO - TORONTO - RONCESVALLES CAR BARN AREA - 1972


PHOTO - TORONTO - RONCESVALLES AT QUEEN - LOOKING S - SUNNYSIDE RAIL STATION - EDGEWATER HOTEL- SNAPSHOT - 1960s


PHOTO - TORONTO - RONCESVALLES AT HOWARD PARK - LOOKING S - MAXWELL SPORTS STORE - SOLIDAR - IGA - PET STORE - 1963


PHOTO - TORONTO - RONCESVALLES - SNOW STORM - STEPHANIE'S SHOPPE - MAIL BOX - CLRV STREETCAR - 1982


PHOTO - TORONTO - RONCESVALLES - LOOKING N FROM KING - EDGEWATER HOTEL - GRAY COACH - CAR TURNING ONTO KING - 1965