Tuesday, July 8, 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

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S GROTESQUES: CLINTON - HILLARY IS THE LIKELY DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR 2016 - WHY IS IT WHEN AMERICA FINALLY GETS AROUND TO RUNNING A WOMAN CANDIDATE, SHE HAS TO LOOK LIKE RICHARD NIXON IN DRAG? NOT TO MENTION HAVING A WORLDVIEW J. EDGAR HOOVER WOULD HAVE APPROVED OF?


Monday, January 9, 2012

JOHN CHUCKMAN'S GROTESQUES: ROMNEY - MITT ON HIS WAY TO ACCEPTING THE 2011 AWARD AS GREATEST STUFFED SHIRT IN AMERICA FROM THE ARROW SHIRT COMPANY - YOU'D SWEAR IT'S A WAX HEAD FROM MADAM TUSSAUD'S


JOHN CHUCKMAN'S GROTESQUES: FORD - MAYOR ROB GIVING HIS ACCEPTANCE SPEECH FOR AN AWARD RECOGNIZING A LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT OF THE GREATEST VOLUME OF 9-1-1 CALLS FROM ANY HOUSEHOLD IN GREATER TORONTO - HE ACCEPTED ON BEHALF OF HIS WIFE AND MOTHER-IN-LAW


JOHN CHUCKMAN'S GROTESQUES: ROMNEY - MITT IN ONE OF HIS LITTLE-KNOWN EFFORTS AT ACTING - TRYING OUT FOR A PART IN A REMAKE OF DAWN OF THE DEAD


JOHN CHUCKMAN'S GROTESQUES: ROMNEY - MITT IS A GRADUATE OF THE ORAL ROBERTS SCHOOL OF PHONY HAND MOTIONS AND POSES - THIS POSE UNFORTUNATELY SUGGESTS AN EARLY POSTER OF CHINA'S GREAT HELMSMAN STRIDING OVER THE MOUNTAINS