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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 me.

All the best, tko

My Contact Information ...

Based on a relocation in process, my contact info is in a state of flux.  The best way to reach me is via Google Voice for phone contact or email for written contact. That info is as follows ...

Call Me ... 

Phone Hangout

Clicking on this icon will activate a Google Hangout via Google Voice. It will not provide access to my direct phone number.

Email Me ...

Email: Click here to send me an email.

What's New? ... Palm Springs Here I Come!

In 2000 I relocated from Walnut Creek to Los Angeles.  I had lived in LA in the early 1980s and always loved it.  

Why the move to LA in 2000?

Traffic in the Bay Area had became insane and commuting from my East Walnut Creek home was taking two hours in the morning, I decided I had to move.  The longer I thought about it, the more moving back to Los Angeles became something that really appealed to me.

When I moved back to LA in 2000, I was 45.  Today I am 62 and Los Angeles is not the city I fell in love with back in the 1980s.  It's a much coarser and harsher place these days.

As I begin to pursue a retirement-oriented lifestyle, it has become apparent to me that I need a big change of pace.

So after much consideration, I have decided to retire in Palm Springs.  That move will be coming in mid July.

I've been visiting Palm Springs since the late 1970s and know the area well.  Growing up in the Diablo Valley, I find I like warmer weather and as I've gotten older, I am less happy in colder winters.  

So in the next few weeks I'll be saying adios to Los Angeles and starting a new life in the desert.  

Wish me luck.

American Heroes ... 

This picture has always been an inspiration to me. 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 this story, click here ... http://abcn.ws/q9p5LB