Do Hills Get Steeper as One Gets Older?

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(or Age and the Learning Curve!) Reflections on a beginner’s disastrous entry into the world of bagpiping. My first thought is that approaching 70 is not a good age to start learning a new instrument — in fact it is not a good time to start anything new. It is a time to sit by the fireside with a cup of cocoa and reflect on better times. To be fair, however, I don’t much like cocoa and times are pretty good despite the aches.

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