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Snow Country

Snow Country

Notes from the Obstacle Course
Dr. Michael Peckitt

It was a stern night landscape. The sound of the freezing of snow over the land seemed..

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Uematsu Rearrested

Uematsu Rearrested

Notes from the Obstacle Course
Dr. Michael Peckitt

On Monday 15th August 2016, Satoshi Uematsu was rearrested by the Kanagawa police. ..

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After the Sagamihara Attack

After the Sagamihara Attack

Photo via Chunichi Newspaper

Notes from the Obstacle Course
Dr. Michael Peckitt

As I write this it is now five days since the Sagamihara..

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On the Sagamihara Attack

On the Sagamihara Attack

Photo via Kyodo News

Notes from the Obstacle Course
Dr. Michael Peckitt

Since early morning on Tuesday 26th July, I have had many tweets,..

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Pokemon Go and Disability

Pokemon Go and Disability

Notes from the Obstacle Course
Dr. Michael Peckitt

Ever since playing the 1983 Star Wars Arcade game, I have loved video games. After my..

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Morning

Morning

From a work of fiction, being written by Michael Gillan Peckitt, tentatively entitled ‘Foreigner’.

Mornings seem forced to me. – Osamu..

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Shocked but not Surprised

Shocked but not Surprised

Notes from the Obstacle Course
Dr. Michael Peckitt

There are times when, as a disabled person, I have to remind myself to be shocked by..

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The Strange on a Japanese Train

The Strange on a Japanese Train

Notes from the Obstacle Course
Dr. Michael Peckitt

The doors slid open on the nearly vacant subway car and a mass of passengers piled in...

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The Daily Shock of Re-entry

The Daily Shock of Re-entry

Notes from the Obstacle Course
Dr. Michael Peckitt

She experiences the small daily shock of reentry that every foreigner in Tokyo knows...

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On the Virtues of Dependence

On the Virtues of Dependence

Notes from the Obstacle Course
Dr. Michael Peckitt

[T]he virtues that we need, if we are to develop from our animal condition into that..

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Is it so bad to be useful?

Is it so bad to be useful?

Notes from the Obstacle Course
Dr. Michael Peckitt

There is a scene in Bernardo Bertolucci’s film ‘The Last Emperor’ that has always..

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Sports Day Blues

Sports Day Blues

Notes from the Obstacle Course
Dr. Michael Peckitt

(An audio version has been created by Dr. Peckitt and can be found below)

This..

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