User:Kevin Murray

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I live in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. My interests are generally in sailing, golf, photography, and history.

Some of my photography projects are: [ Classic Autos] and my [ Camera Collection]

My educational credentials are BS University of California Berkeley, and MBA University of Notre Dame. Life experience includes 30+ years of business management and entrepreneurial success.

Reduced participation in 2009[edit]

While I remain absolutely dedicated to the success of this project, I will be so involved in other organizations and charities in 2009 that I can not focus on Wikipedia, at the level where I have recently participated. I’ve taken an executive position in my yacht club and Renee and I have increased our commitment to Special Olympics in light of recent reductions in charity contributions. However, if you think I can make a meaningful contribution to your efforts, please send me an email. --Kevin Murray (talk) 07:55, 7 January 2009 (UTC)


A great quote: "the internet is populated by eggshells armed with hammers."

Sailing on San Francisco Bay.
My Catalina 380 racing on San Francisco Bay.
My 1959 Porsche 356B; a 25 year project.
    • It's easy to confuse notability with prominence; "Notable" is not a very high standard, just worthy of notice. The guidelines purposely avoided words like famous, important and prominent and chose notable as a lower threshold.
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This user believes that the death penalty should be imposed and used more frequently !
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I would rather be away
Yacht racing.
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This user drinks beer.
This user drinks wine.
Martinis should be shaken with gin, vermouth & an olive. Else it’s just not.
This user is a carnivore.
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Thai cuisine.
This user enjoys chess.
This user enjoys sailing and yacht racing on San Francisco Bay.
This user is a certified scuba diver.
This user plays golf.
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This user enjoys photography.
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This user is an admirer of Winston Churchill.
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The Original Barnstar
I hereby award you the Original Barnstar for your efforts to help stem the tide of thoughtless deletions. Tarinth 17:29, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
The Original Barnstar
I hereby award you the Original Barnstar for your tireless efforts to improve Wikipedia by helping to make articles about somewhat notable subjects more encyclopedic and well-referenced.   — Jeff G. (talk|contribs) 05:00, 4 February 2007 (UTC)
The Barnstar of Good Humor
I hereby award you the Barnstar of Good Humor for throwing the (phone) book at a flagrantly non-notable subject, with hilarious effect.   — Antelan talk 09:51, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

For making a difference!
This Barnstar isn't free, this is a chain barnstar, as payment please give this star to at least 3-5 others with 500+ edits but no barnstar.   — Antelan talk 09:51, 17 June 2007 (UTC)

The Defender of the Wiki Barnstar
For defending Hajj Amin Elahi the greatest Tanbur lute master that ever lived Octavian history (talk) 03:47, 19 January 2008 (UTC)

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