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Notes for "Plowing Through Frustration"
Here are the notes for "Plowing Through Frustration."


Charli Dobbs -- She has pinkish-fair skin, hazel eyes, and long wavy blonde hair. She is a centaur with a sorrel pinto coat, mostly white with chestnut spots and a blonde tail. Charli is 15 years old. She was 12 when she got caught up in human trafficking through the internet, and 13 when her pimp sold her to Carl Bernhardt. Before her capture, she was a trendsetter in junior high. Bold and adventurous, Charli never hesitates to try something new, which sometimes gets her in trouble.
Origin: Mad science torture. Carl Bernhardt cut her in half and spliced her upper body to the lower body of an American Paint Horse mare.
Uniform: None. She is kept nude.
Qualities: Good (+2) Adventurous, Good (+2) Agility, Good (+2) Trendsetter, Good (+2) Visual-Spatial Intelligence
Poor (-2) Thinking Ahead
Powers: Good (+2) Super-Constitution, Average (0) Centaur, Average (0) Super-Speed
Centaurs are stronger and faster than ordinary humans. Most of the surviving centaurs have an additional superpower which helped them to withstand the trauma of their creation. The more common ones include Healing, Regeneration, Toughness, Super-Constitution, and Super-Immunity. Some of them also have Super-Strength or Super-Speed, and they are stronger or faster than other centaurs.
Vulnerability: Low blood sugar.
Due to Carl Bernhardt's erratic practices, centaurs also tend to have physical problems. In Charli's case, she has a ravenous appetite and quickly suffers from low blood sugar if she doesn't get enough to eat.
Motivation: Run and find out.

Variegated patterns collectively known as pinto appear in several breeds including the American Paint Horse. The latter is popular for sports such as barrel racing due to its speed and agility.

The internet has become a major source of human trafficking. Carl Bernhardt preferred to purchase victims from procurers who hunted those unlikely to be missed.


Benvolio "Ben" Lopez -- He has olive skin, brown eyes, and wavy hair of coffee brown. His heritage is American, Spanish, and Italian. He speaks English and some Spanish. He is 21 years old. Ben works at the supermarket near Munsell Mall in Bluehill, Missouri. He struggled through one year as a full-time student at Bouchet College, then decided that he does better taking just one or two classes at a time.
Qualities: Good (+2) Extrovert, Good (+2) Heat Resistance, Good (+2) Helpful, Good (+2) Supermarket Worker, Good (+2) Thinking Outside the Box
Poor (-2) Slow Learner in School

Certificate in Nonprofit Service
Completed classes are boldfaced.
T-American students may choose to take Followship Skills, Leadership Skills, or both.
• PA 5002 Introduction to Policy Analysis (1.5 cr.)
• PA 5144 Social Entrepreneurship (3 cr.)
• PA 5135 Managing Conflict: Negotiation (3 cr.)

• SW 5904 Facilitation & Conflict Mgmt: A Humanistic Approach (2 cr.)
• PA 5311 Program Evaluation (3 cr.)
• PA 5123 Financing Nonprofits: Philosophies and Realities (3 cr.)
OLPD 5356 Disability Policy and Services
• OLPD 5607 Organization Development (3 cr.)

OLPD 5356 Disability Policy and Services
Policy, research, and current practices related to education, health, and social
services that support children, youth, and adults with special needs, and that support their families. Federal, state, and local perspectives.

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"All successful people learn that success is buried on the other side of frustration. Unfortunately, some people don't get to the other side... They allow frustration to keep them from taking the necessary actions that would support them in achieving their desire. You get through this roadblock by plowing through frustration, taking each setback as feedback you can learn from, and pushing ahead."
-- Tony Robbins
https://www.azquotes.com/quote/547741?ref=frustration

"To conquer frustration, one must remain intensely focused on the outcome, not the obstacles."
-- T.F. Hodge

See a sitemap of Munsell Mall. The wheelchair icon marks ADA facilities which include rentable scooters, manual wheelchairs, and strollers; and a dottie with an adult-size changing table. The M/F icon marks the main restrooms including a family bathroom with nursing lounge and shower. The $ icon marks ATMs. Space #24 with the star includes the mall office, customer service area, and physical first aid station. Space #25 adjacent to the M/F restrooms has the EFA station and quiet room. The white boxes mark kiosks.

#16 is the fabric and crafts store. #22 is the kitchen store, where Ansel and Janie take Turq wok shopping for a household Christmas present. #26 is a pet store. #36 is the book store. #57 is the food court; #57A has the eating area while #57C is a Chinese restaurant and #57D-E-F-G-H are food stalls. #57H sells fair food such as corn dogs and funnel cakes. The unmarked square behind #58 was originally a storage room, which has been secretly reorganized to include a hidden teleport pad; it lets into the Chinese restaurant.

There are two outlying stores shown. #66 is a dollar store. #67 is a supermarket.

Munsell Blue is a medium blue leaning toward teal.

Chinese Restaurant Names
Jade -- 55 out of 6,317
Lion -- 20 out of 6,317

A pair of genuine jade lions guard the entrance to the restaurant. In the background you can see several lockers for coats and other belongings. The reception counter stands just inside.

The Cinnabar Dining Room lies to the left of the main bar. There are two of these wide doorways with metal grills, each accessing half the room. The halves can be closed off by central panels or left as one long space.

The Bronze Dining Room is an open seating area behind the main bar. It has blue suede booths along the back wall. Some of the dishes are available as box mixes for customers to take home.

The Lion Parlor lies to the right of the Bronze Dining Room. Blue-green panels line the wall. It features a private bar. The door on the right side of the picture leads to the kitchen, which lies between the Lion Parlor and the main bar.

The teleport pad is out of the way.

Country Lane Fabric and Crafts has art supplies, fabric, and other goods. A classroom includes tables and chairs, a whiteboard, and a viewscreen.

Bluehill Bazaar has booths that anyone can rent, so they sell a wide variety of items from crafts to antiques to junk.

The mall also has a Presentation Room.

Here is an extensive discussion of "The Mall as Agora in Terramagne-America" including a description of how a Junior Citizen program typically works.

A traction mat makes it possible to Charli to walk on smooth surfaces. Normally these are used to mat aisles or walkways in wet weather.

Charli buys a set of cube shelves and baskets for her stall. Her area rug uses similar colors.

Disabilities make shopping difficult, so some stores offer accommodations such as remote shopping or an appointment with an employee to assist. Know the etiquette for assisting disabled customers.

A tent mattress pads the back of the pickup truck so Charli can ride in comfort.

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