Random thoughts and notes on a Monday morning which begins for many the final week of the school year:

(L-R) Jane, Alex, Brandon and Kevin Williams (Townsquare Media NJ)

I had a really nice Father’s Day weekend which was highlighted by a wonderful dinner Saturday night at Chef Mike’s ABG which was formally known as the Atlantic Bar & Grill in South Seaside Park.

Chef Mike is back and is now the owner in addition to running the kitchen and the only thing that matches the view of the beach and ocean is the food itself. The menu is filled with his special touches and creations which made for a great evening with my wife and children.

Yesterday turned out to be a different type of Father’s Day as my niece Cory and her husband Joe christened their son Joseph Ryan in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.
It was an interesting baptism to say the least, especially when the priest held the children up in the air in what looked like the closing scene in The Lion King.

Joseph Ryan's christening (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)

Two month old Joe did not seem fazed in the least. Of course despite my best efforts he will be raised as a Philadelphia sports fan and is sentenced to a life of frustration. By the way we were only a few miles away from Merion Golf Club, the site of golf’s US Open. While I have never been a Phil Mickelson fan I was rooting for him to win the second golfing major of the year.

But in what’s become a familiar story Lefty was once again the bridesmaid as he finished second for the sixth time in his career. On a day in which the golf course beat-up the world’s best players 32-year old Justin Rose became the first Englishman to win the US Open in 43 years and spoiled what would have been a nice birthday present for Mickelson. As for Tiger Woods, well he did have Lindsay Vonn waiting to console him.

Many homeowners have or will be going the FEMA website today which shows the revised flood maps which will likely bring some sighs of relief as those impacted by Sandy try and move forward. Thousands of homeowners who thought they were in the high risk “V Zone” are expected to get good news under the revision and at least now they know what their facing in terms of raising their homes.

Father's Day Dinner at Chef Mike’s ABG (Townsquare Media NJ)