So what happened? As Andrew Coyne so succinctly put it, "Writers Block".
My blog had become mostly political in nature, and over the summer a malaise had set in. I just found I didn't have anything left to write about. Politics is too depressing a theme lately.
So. In an attempt to start over, I'm discarding my old blog and identity and assuming a new one. Nice thing about a nom de guerre, it is like a worn suit. When no longer suitable, just give it up and find a new one with a better fit.
So, Closet Liberal is no more, instead, refer to me by an old nickname: Catelli. It comes from my high school basketball days; my coach famously described me as a "wet spaghetti noodle running down the court." This blog will contain (hopefully) my rantings, ravings and occasional lucid comments about whatever inspires me to put pen to.... er... keyboard to screen.