Papa Codes

Finally, The Ol' Barber is Back Doing What He Loves
Back on March 21st, a man who had only known one profession his entire life, was told he had to shut it down.  For this longtime Albany barber, who had been cutting hair since his early 20's, the shutdown was his most difficult cut ever.   It was a decision that came at the hands of CDC officials an…
I Miss Seeing My Ol' Man (Not only his nose)
I miss the days when I could see my old man, and not just his nose.  In fairness, it's because he literally has zero clue how anything works. I mean I can see him, but at a distance and I haven't hung out with the big guy in a while. My dad and I do a decent amount of FaceTime but I end up talking t…
Zoom Reveals My Grandpa Was A Hero
A family Zoom conference on Sunday led to an incredible discovery about my Zayde (Yiddish for grandfather) that I never knew. Turns out I have heroes blood piping through these veins.  In 1964, he jumped out of his car and saved 2 young children trapped a Schenectady fire.
How Come Every Time I Call My Dad He Can't Hear Me? (Audio)
The big guy, Papa Codes, (Harry is his actual name) freaking cracks me up.  Literally every time I call him, he asks me a thousand times if I can hear him. I always can hear him...always.  I don't understand it, but I love it.  Chrissy and I called him the other morning to try and get the latest new…
Brian's Mom Has Salacious Trump Dream (Audio)
It's been chronicled many times on the show that there's a divide in my parents household when it comes to politics. While Chrissy and I and the rest of the morning show playfully allows for each side to demonstrate their love (or disdain) for their political allegiance, a rather bizarre dream by Ma…
I Found A Halloween Mask That Literally IS My Dad
A few weekends ago while shopping for some Halloween stuff, I stumbled upon a mask that literally looks exactly like my dad, the venerable Papa Codes.  I totally did a double-take because for a split second, I thought it was him peering out at me from inside the rack.
Open Letter To Joseph Girard III On Behalf Of My Dad
Joseph:
On behalf of my 76 year old father Harry, aka Papa Codes, I personally wanted thank you for choosing Syracuse University as the place you'll  play college basketball. Pops in 76 years old today, but you'd think he was a kid the way he glowingly discussed the future of Syracuse …