Nov. 30 is the official birthday of this Bells Corners blog – my first two posts (Bells Corners Bike Parade and City cancels community association elections) went up on Nov. 30, 2010, after Rick and his managers and cronies pulled the plug on the LVCA and the rink.
I was pissed at the dirty politics, the way fat-cat City managers waste tax dollars, Rick’s skullduggery and the bureaucratic monkeyshines, but mostly I just started blogging for the fun of it. I never expected I’d still be at it a year later, approaching 100,000 hits.
WordPress.com deserves some of the credit – their product is great and it’s absolutely free – no charge for hosting and
I’d like to thank everyone who’s been reading this blog and especially the dozens of people who have commented.
Since my very first post was about the 2010 Santa parade, here’s a movie about the 2011 event, which featured the Bells Corners FREE Bike-taxi.
I was delighted to spot Rick in the crowd. I had blogged that I’d be piloting the bike-taxi “with an effigy of a notoriously corrupt politician riding on the back.” I wrote that tongue-in-cheek – there are strict rules for the parade (no one can dress like Santa, so as not to spoil the climax of the parade, you can’t advertise, etc.), but Rick fell for it and showed up at Elgin and Laurier, hoping to see something he could complain about.
giving a ride to the Beavers