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Comment Archives: stories: Columns: Between The Lines

Re: “A farewell — unless he changes his mind

Our family has bonded over reading out loud many things written by Mr. Tosches. He will be missed. Thank you, Independent, for supporting a fine writing talent and for letting us know that you didn't fire him!

Posted by Nancy Masterson Reinking on 04/18/2014 at 10:31 AM

Re: “A farewell — unless he changes his mind

What a funny guy...and an important social critic contributing much to our community.

He is a really good man from my experience of him.

There is no one like him around here and we are the poorer for his departure!

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by TejonTech on 04/13/2014 at 5:17 PM

Re: “A farewell — unless he changes his mind

Rich's best work was that which was apolitical and of the common man. Sadly, with the passing years he fell prey to the same diseases that has gripped most of America's fourth estate - political agendas and divisiveness.

1 like, 8 dislikes
Posted by CSIndyReader on 04/13/2014 at 7:45 AM

Re: “A farewell — unless he changes his mind

A city that is easily amused, obviously. More "Wheel of Fortune" fans than "Jeopardy" fans, indeed. A cruel observation on my part so therein lies my punishment- self-inflicted.
But, may I point out that in this city there is a library. They have books, many of them, with real humor as well, stuff that would apply to every day things. Start with Mark Twain!

1 like, 9 dislikes
Posted by Robert Wyman on 04/13/2014 at 12:10 AM

Re: “A farewell — unless he changes his mind

I miss him, his writing was awesome. My fave was Long Live the FONG.
http://www.csindy.com/coloradosprings/long…

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by OldCrank on 04/10/2014 at 10:54 AM

Re: “A farewell — unless he changes his mind

I've read his column for along time, sometimes laughing, sometimes shaking my head and wondering if he is making some of it up. His eulogy to his dad was hard to read, my eyes were swimming in tears. A man who can do all that with ink and paper is not going to stay quiet long, at least I hope not.

11 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Beth Heinrich on 04/09/2014 at 7:17 PM

Re: “A farewell — unless he changes his mind

As a City employee in the 80 's and 90's, I found his barbs, satirical reviews, and highlighting of our foibles thought provoking and often hilarious. It kept me from taking things too seriously. I truly will miss his community commentary. Good luck,Susie and Rich, in this next chapter.

8 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Carla Hartsell on 04/09/2014 at 6:13 PM

Re: “A farewell — unless he changes his mind

Fond memories of reading Rich's Gazette articles and blowing coffee out my nose into my breakfast cereal. The gin and tonic nose wash as I read the Indy in the evening is not so fond but memorable. Yep, will really miss the Ranger...

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Randy Hodges on 04/09/2014 at 5:46 PM

Re: “A farewell — unless he changes his mind

teabaggerville has run off another one. humor is a great way to make a point... even if the faux newsers don't get it. good luck Rich.

9 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by happyfew on 04/09/2014 at 3:07 PM

Re: “A farewell — unless he changes his mind

"...nobody in the Colorado Springs media has made more people laugh, more people angry and more people offended."

Amen to that. A true sign of someone who had mastered his craft.

I will miss his columns here in the Indy (once every few weeks in the Denver Post isn't enough).

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by bill.guman on 04/09/2014 at 2:38 PM

Re: “A farewell — unless he changes his mind

I hate to see him go. He's been a Colorado Springs institution.

Rich, here's wishing you the best of luck. Have fun, man.

10 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Dylan-Beth We-areLennox Clements-Mosley on 04/09/2014 at 1:26 PM

Re: “A farewell — unless he changes his mind

Even though I left the Springs a couple of years ago, I kept up by relying upon the readings of Mr. Tosches' finger on the prostate of the city. Thanks Mr. Routon for this update, and thanks to him for making us laugh for so long.

Coincidentally, before I turned to this morning's Indy updates, I was looking at a MoJo article from yesterday entitled 'Nobody Cares What You Think Unless You're Rich'.

Yeah. Best of luck Rich.

12 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by rogerwf on 04/09/2014 at 9:28 AM

Re: “A farewell — unless he changes his mind

Thanks Ralph! He will be missed by lots of folks.

10 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by oldguyinWP on 04/09/2014 at 8:36 AM

Re: “A farewell — unless he changes his mind

Ranger Rich will certainly be missed by me. Thanks for sharing this.

15 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by gregR on 04/09/2014 at 7:38 AM

Re: “Lifestyle change is working

Good job, sir!!

Posted by rdee on 03/28/2014 at 2:10 PM

Re: “Lifestyle change is working

Congratulations, Ralph. Losing 59 pounds is no easy task. Kudos on your discipline!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by RJR on 03/26/2014 at 10:12 PM

Re: “Lifestyle change is working

Keep it up!

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Posted by Karen Carsten Zimmerman on 03/26/2014 at 10:11 PM

Re: “Lifestyle change is working

Good for you Ralph

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Posted by tanyashaw737 on 03/26/2014 at 10:07 PM

Re: “Lifestyle change is working

That's great news Ralph, good for you!

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Posted by KCMike on 03/26/2014 at 2:21 PM

Re: “Big-timers could reshape Springs

Mark Twain said it first: "An expert is an ordinary fellow from another town". We have many talented and accomplished architects, engineers, planners, landscape architects and contractors in Colorado Springs. Think local.

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Posted by hillhomes on 03/26/2014 at 8:02 AM

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