I'm 70 years old. And I decided to do something about it. This was my first post for this blog, and it contained the manifesto for Project 70, reproduced, with updates, corrections, and additions, below.

Project 70

...a plan to take all of the random, and sometimes interesting shit that runs through my head and write it down. Or up.

Because I think that in seventy years I've learned a few things worth writing down. Or up.

Because I've lived a life that has had some interesting and amusing bits, and that's worth writing down. Or up.

Because I'm learning and experiencing new things and I forget them almost as fast as I learn and experience them. (That's not because I'm seventy, although it has gotten worse. But we all forget things. I remember being a kid and looking back at some stuff I had written when I was even more of a kid and being surprised at what I'd known--and forgotten.)

But mainly because I love to write, and I don't write enough. I've used all kinds of tricks to get myself to write more and Project 70 is just the latest in a long series of tricks.

Project 70 is about changing the one thing in my life that I most want to change--my habit of not writing. And then using that change do some other things. Or just to write.

Project 70 is not really because I'm seventy.
There's nothing magical about it. All you have to do to reach seventy is to avoid dying. 
Project 70 is an excuse for a project that I think might be fun.