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elcome to tko.net ... the personal homepage of Thomas K. Odell (tko).
I hope you'll continue to return and visit me often here online.  Call or email me if you wish to say hello.  My full contact information will follow below.

Have a great day and thanks again for visiting.

All the best, tko

My Contact Information ...

Phone ... 


Anyone can reach me via voice or text message at my Google account.

If you are a friend, you'll also have my Palm Springs cell number (760.xxx.8000) and that is always the best way to reach me.

I am also available for voice, video and texting on What'sApp.  I recently started using What's App and really enjoy it.  Let me know if you need help adding me to your What's App contact list.

Note: I finally terminated my old Los Angeles mobile number (310.xxx.9999).  I no longer have access to this number so if you leave any messages for me on that number, I will not be able to receive them.

Mail ...

333 E. Amado Road, Unit 694
Palm Springs, CA  92263-0694

eMail ...

Click here to send me an email.

Latest Personal News ... 

Well, after months of vagabonding and backpacking since 2018, I've finally wrapped up an interesting stint in San Pedro. I (really) loved being back in the harbor but LA is still LA and ... well ... it's just not "your father's LA" anymore.  

LA has a LOT of problems and this retiree is looking for more peace and quiet these days. 

As "sleepy" as San Pedro can get, it's still a little "too busy" for me.

So here I am.  Back in Palm Springs.  Yippee!  Probably here for awhile this time.  Will it last?  Probably not.  One of my eyes keeps looking over at Arizona.  My guess is that will be my next move.  I have a couple of spots I'm thinking about but the timing isn't quite right yet.  Still, every Californian I run into who has made the move to Arizona tells me they'd never come back to California.

For right now, I'm not making any long-term property commitments in Palm Springs.  Probably here for all of 2021. Let's see what 2022 brings.

For now, I'm getting re-acclimated to Palm Springs and 
getting ready to start in on my big desert nature photo project.  I've reserved a page on Instagram and will be using that for all the photo work I do. I'll post the URL when it's ready. It should be fun.

I hope your travels these days are good ones too. 

Thanks for checking in.

American Heroes ... 

This picture has always been an inspiration to me.  It is a story about heroes.

When young Dale Ostrander went to the beach in 2011, he was dragged under the surf by a riptide off the shore.

Dale spent over 20 minutes under water in the Pacific Ocean. When rescuers found him, he had no pulse and wasn't breathing.  

Miraculously, Dale survived.  But only because these amazing heroes rushed Dale to safety.  

To read more about Dale's story, click here ... http://abcn.ws/q9p5LB  

Life has been pretty hard on Dale since his recovery.  It's hard to find a lot of follow-up reports on him.  If you are interested in learning more about Dale today, this is probably the best resource ... http://prayersfordale.blogspot.com