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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 leave a voicemail for me at my concierge number ... 760.537.5170.

If you are a friend, you will have both my Palm Springs and Oceanside cell numbers and those numbers are always the best way to reach me directly in person.

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

Note: I finally terminated my old LA/Beverly Hills mobile number (310.xxx.9999).  I no longer have access to that number so if you leave any messages for me there, I will not 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 getting back to the harbor once more in my life.  Ship and train horns at night are the most relaxing sounds imaginable to me.  Love every minute of it.  

So what's the problem?

LA has LOTS of problems and this retiree is looking for more peace and quiet these days.  LA just "ain't" your father's LA anymore.

Yeah. I'm done with LA. Forever. Really.

So here I am.  Back in Palm Springs.  Yippee!  Probably here for awhile this time.  Will it last?  Probably not. I keep 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.

Thanks for checking in.

Backpacking ... 

I'm a big backpack nut. 

Funny, because when I was growing up, no one used backpacks.  

Over the years, I started seeing people using them.  Then I started doing a LOT of International travel and don't get me started about how I hate check-in luggage.  So on one "around-the-world" trip (30 days, a month long), I packed ONLY a large backpack where I avoided needing to do any check-in luggage.  It was great.  I was hooked and the luxury of never having to go through airport luggage check-in was a dream

Now I have a big collection of backpacks for different uses.  

Business Travel (Wilson Leather) 

Tech Bag (SwissGear)

Work/Daily Driver (SwissGear)

Hiking/Outdoors (Dakine)

Overnighter (Dakine)

Projects (Ogio)

Special Events (Ogio)

As 2021 draws closer, I am planning a few "get-aways" and I'm looking forward to getting in a lot of backpack trips (Utah and Arizona here I come).