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I really like reading autobiographies so when I came across Decision Points by George W. Bush, I decided to give it a whirl. I ended up really enjoying reading it because it was at up a bit differently than other presidential autobiographies. In his book, W doesn’t go through his entire life or even his entire presidency. In fact, he focuses on a number of important big issues/events/decisions he made leading up to and during his presidency. He focused on one big decision per chapter. Interestingly, my favorite chapter was the first one during which he talked about essentially going to being an alcoholic (though perhaps not completely addicted) to quitting completely. I never knew! And I had that type of “wow, I had no idea!” moments throughout the entire book. It made me realize how human presidents are.

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Came across an article on defunct restaurant chains, I actually had some work history with a couple of them on that list.

Gino’s Burgers & Chicken – combining burgers and KFC fried chickens. It’s definitely ahead of its time. Today, combined chains or co-located chains are all over the landscape.

I got my first job at a Gino’s, making $1.60 an hour.

Also, worked at Howard Johnson’s. HoJo, known for its iconic orange roof, had over 1,000 restaurant/motels dotting American highways and suburbs. Sadly, the same report also said, as of 2017, there is only one Howard Johnson’s still in business

Others that I have dined in – Bennigan’s (casual dining and sports bar, a few are still around) and Ponderosa Steakhouse (it’s steaks were not that memorable).

Still others I have seen, but don’t remember if I had dined in them.

Burger Chef – at one time, rivaled McDonald’s.

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