Gold To Be Found In Vegas by Billy Soden

Gold To Be Found In Vegas by Billy Soden

For most, Nevada wasn't much more than an obstacle to endure before reaching California, but in July 1849, a prospector by the name of Abner Blackburn found a half-ounce gold nugget while panning in a ravine off of the Carson River. When word spread about Blackburn’s find, albeit not nearly what was told of being discovered in California, it created a bit of gold fever for some who were just passing through. Most of the gold in that area, known as Gold Canyon, was electrum — gold rich with silver. Electrum was less valuable, and the potential jackpots farther west, along with the harsh, water-deprived desert environment, eventually enticed the majority of prospectors to continue in that direction. Yet some disbursed their searches into other areas around what would ultimately become Las Vegas and other parts of Nevada. You can visit some of those sites still today. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Billy Soden is a freelance writer and author from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Soden's branded "beatbusker" style is ever-present in his stories written with integrity, dignity, and showcasing the best side of humanity. Contact Billy at Billy@ BillySoden.com.
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Baby Beagle Puppy Learns To Howl From His Dad by Billy Soden

If you’ve ever owned or befriended a beagle, you already know that teaching a beagle to howl is kind of like teaching water how to be wet. It just is, with or without your tutelage. But adorable 8-week-old puppies don’t know what is natural and what is taught, and they could really care less. Moose was like all beagle puppies; attention = good, no attention = why aren’t you playing with me? Truly, they are the friendliest dogs in the world.

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CLIENT TESTIMONIALS "I just wanted to pause for a moment and thank you for everything you have done for me and for Sparrow. The article that you published was the piece of the puzzle that allowed me a voice. Today we launch our Soul Punching Spartan Sparrows program and I couldn’t be in more wonder that this is all happening. Politicians and three networks are said to be there. But that’s not even what matters. What matter is that today, we take a huge leap to intercede for our youth. We want children to be children and the teachers to be the confident figures of empowerment that inspires them to be teachers in the first place. Thank you, Billy. Thank you for being a part of this project!!!" C. Smith, Albuquerque, New Mexico “Love it! Thanks so much … this is just the sort of vibe I am looking for! I would like to hire you!” ~ Gail, The Kombucha City Brew House – Auckland, New Zealand… "Billy has been an absolute pleasure to deal with. Fast delivery and excellent communication. He did exactly as I asked him to, adding a flair that only a true wordsmith is capable of." ~ Gail, The Kombucha City Brew House – Auckland, New Zealand "Well, Billy, I’m speechless, and you might guess that doesn’t happen very often! You, sir, are a craftsman – turning our rambling conversation into a lucid inspiring piece. You have done a superb job. Thank you." ~ Vincent Thurkettle. Wales, UK (Former President of the World Goldpanning Association and 2012 World Goldpanning Champion (Vincent Thurkettle; The ‘Determined Amateur’ – It’s Not About The Gold – by Billy Soden) “Wow! One of the most thorough, accurate, and beautifully written articles … and to think it’s about my work in the world! I am so moved! The intro is incredible!” ~ Rachel Macy Stafford (Author of three best-selling books including “Only Love Today: Reminders to Breathe More, Stress Less, and Choose Love”) “You did such an AMAZING job! I felt like you know the character and topic so well. I wish I can write like you I would give everything! I almost cry at the end of the text how good it was.” ~ R.C. (West Coast – USA) “The piece is indeed KICK ASS. Truly phenomenal work.” ~ Sunny R. – Kuwait “Thank you so much, sir. I really really respect you and hope next we can work together again.” ~ Z. Aiyadi (Indonesia) “Billy, thank you for the Uplift article about Dr. Buono. It inspired me to write to the son of my fifth-grade teacher. Her name was Jean Love and that name fit perfectly! Unfortunately, Mrs. Love passed away in 2015 but I managed to find her son’s address and I’m mailing off a letter tonight. The solid foundation she gave me made it possible for me to become a successful corporate teacher and technical writer. I really wish I’d had the opportunity to speak with her again and your article has inspired me to contact other people in my life who have made a difference. I’m a 63-year-old grandmother now and you can bet I will be encouraging my grandchildren to say thanks while they still can.”~ Regards, Joyce S. “GREAT! You’re a dream to work with Billy, thank you.” ~ Paul, Gold Prospectors Of America “…Billy is the consummate professional with a seemingly unending skill set! Not only did he produce an excellent product well within our required timeframe, he went above and beyond by contacting the company for which we are building a relationship with and thoroughly researched our niche. In doing so, he provided an invaluable contact that led us to a networking opportunity that we may not have acquired otherwise. If you get the opportunity to work with Billy, I highly recommend you seize it! Billy is professional, exceedingly talented in many areas, and a flexible easy-to-work-with genuine person.” ~ Ben A., CEO at Mo Opp “It was great to work with Billy. Great scriptwriter and hard worker.” ~ R. I. at Elite Entertainment – Hong Kong, China “Billy is such a good writer, very creative and hard-working. But the thing I liked the most from him was his amazing attitude. Very kind, polite and collaborative! I would like to work with him on other projects.” ~ C.M. “Billy was a pleasure to work with, I engaged him to write several articles. He came up with the ideas and executed as promised. There were on one or two occasions that revision was required, this was done expeditiously and without complaints. Recommending him to anyone else looking for an experienced writer. Will definitely engage his services again. (In fact, I just did)” ~ Kevin T., Executive Search Recruiter – Hong Kong, China “You are so kind Billy, I am so glad to work with you!” ~ Monica Cervera – Barcelona, Spain “Upon seeing these intriguing delights, I experienced the same sort of insanely happy, childish surprise that overcomes you when grandma prepared your favorite meal [Chicken Parmesan w/Spaghetti] or when you were treated to your absolute favorite takeout place on Sunday [Pastrami King on Queens Boulevard]. From the very moment that humans have walked this earth to the moment you are reading this, man has made so many great contributions to society. Pillsbury gave us the Toaster Strudel. Joanna Rohrback gave us the flow of the rhythm with her Prancercise routines, and Joseph Pedott gave us the Clapper. But to trump it all, Billy Soden gave me these exceptional pieces of work. The wording! They flow so nicely together. The rhythm! The flow of the rhythm is so graceful! When I read these amazing pieces, my mojo was again renewed. I was taken far away, to a land where Chinese delivery is available 24 hours a day, where rainbows and kittens are plentiful, and my poster of the legendary Chuck Norris wearing his very own Action Jeans brand [A special blend of denim and Elastane fibers with a stretch range of infinity because Chuck Norris] could be displayed without fear of ridicule. At a time when there is so much strife in the world, humanity needs to hear Billy and his words. Life is too short to overlook beautiful simplicity like this. In summary, I highly endorse Billy Soden [creativity, timeliness, attention to details, and really a great guy to work with].” ~ Michelle B. – Beaverton, Oregon “First and foremost, I want to express my great gratitude for helping me to get in the PsyD program. I have been admitted into the Clinical Psychology program. Thank you so much for your fantastic help with essay and scholarship impact, it means to me a lot. You are a highly talented writer!” ~ P.R. ~ China “We hired Billy for a small job cleaning up grammatical errors in a CV and early on it became clear to us that we needed Billy’s help in more ways than we initially anticipated. Billy understood our needs better than we did and produced a work product that was a ” home run”. He was easy to work with kept his work within budget and on time. We will definitely be using Billy in the future.” ~ Kevin and Michelle – Georgia, USA “Awesome job! Better than what I expected!” ~ Misty – Georgia, USA “Great work Billy! Such a pleasure to work with. Quick, efficient, patient with me and my changes in direction and delays. 5★ experience from start to finish and hoping that we have a chance to work together again on another project. Thank you!” ~ Alan E. – Phoenix, Arizona “This is called over-delivering the value! I am super grateful for the job you’ve done!” ~ Kamila – Poland “Very fast turn around time. Fantastic job. Definitely will use again.” ~ Brett R. – San Fransisco, California “Another excellent project with Billy. Really produced a first-class piece!” ~ Ksenia R. – Beijing, China “Billy is going to be our long-term partner! Truly an excellent editor and writer.” ~ Client Name Withheld
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Tony Succar Releases "Me Enamoro Mas De Ti" Featuring Jean Rodriguez

Tony Succar announces the release of “Me Enamoro Mas De Ti “ (I Fall More In Love With You) featuring Jean Rodriguez, adding another song to his ever-growing list of new flavors that are defining salsa-infused pop music. The powerful combination created when these two work together has been a consistent formula for viral success. When Succar and Rodriguez combine their talents, it’s a concoction of tropical goodness that has their fans loving their groove. The single is available now on iTunes,

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Fourteen year old Ethan Bortnick has moved audiences nationally and internationally as a pianist, composer, singer, entertainer, and a driven humanitarian, dedicated to combining his musical pursuits with his charity work. At three years of age, the Hollywood, Florida native begged his parents for piano lessons and discovered an uncanny ability to hear a song once and play it back note for note – the musical equivalent of a photographic memory....
BillySoden.com Client Testimonials

BillySoden.com Client Testimonials

"You did such an AMAZING job! I felt like you know the character and topic so well. I wish I can write like you I would give everything! I almost cry at the end of the text how good it was." ~ Regular Client (West Coast - USA) "Thank you so much, sir. I really really respect you and hope next we can work together again." ~ Z. Aiyadi (Indonesia) "Billy, thank you for the Uplift article about Dr. Buono. It inspired me to write to the son of my fifth-grade teacher. Her name was Jean Love and that name fit perfectly! Unfortunately, Mrs. Love passed away in 2015 but I managed to find her son's address and I'm mailing off a letter tonight. The solid foundation she gave me made it possible for me to become a successful corporate teacher and technical writer. I really wish I'd had the opportunity to speak with her again and your article has inspired me to contact other people in my life who have made a difference. I'm a 63-year-old grandmother now and you can bet I will be encouraging my grandchildren to say thanks while they still can."~ Regards, (name withheld for privacy) GREAT! You're a dream to work with Billy, thank you. ~ Paul, Gold Prospectors Of America "...Billy is the consummate professional with a seemingly unending skill set! Not only did he produce an excellent product well within our required timeframe, he went above and beyond by contacting the company for which we are building a relationship with and thoroughly researched our niche. In doing so, he provided an invaluable contact that led us to a networking opportunity that we may not have acquired otherwise. If you get the opportunity to work with Billy, I highly recommend you seize it! Billy is professional, exceedingly talented in many areas, and a flexible easy-to-work-with genuine person." ~ Ben A., CEO at Mo Opp "It was great to work with Billy. Great scriptwriter and hard worker." ~ R. I. at Elite Entertainment - Hong Kong, China "Billy is such a good writer, very creative and hard-working. But the thing I liked the most from him was his amazing attitude. Very kind, polite and collaborative! I would like to work with him on other projects." ~ C.M. "Billy was a pleasure to work with, I engaged him to write several articles. He came up with the ideas and executed as promised. There were on one or two occasions that revision was required, this was done expeditiously and without complaints. Recommending him to anyone else looking for an experienced writer. Will definitely engage his services again. (In fact I just did)" ~ Kelvin. P., Executive Search Recruiter - Hong Kong, China “You are so kind Billy, I am so glad to work with you!” ~ Monica Cervera -  Barcelona, Spain Upon seeing these intriguing delights, I experienced the same sort of insanely happy, childish surprise that overcomes you when grandma prepared your favorite meal [Chicken Parmesan w/Spaghetti] or when you were treated to your absolute favorite takeout place on Sunday [Pastrami King on Queens Boulevard]. From the very moment that humans have walked this earth to the moment you are reading this, man has made so many great contributions to society. Pillsbury gave us the Toaster Strudel. Joanna Rohrback gave us the flow of the rhythm with her Prancercise routines, and Joseph Pedott gave us the Clapper. But to trump it all, Billy Soden gave me these exceptional pieces of work. The wording! They flow so nicely together. The rhythm! The flow of the rhythm is so graceful! When I read these amazing pieces, my mojo was again renewed. I was taken far away, to a land where Chinese delivery is available 24 hours a day, where rainbows and kittens are plentiful, and my poster of the legendary Chuck Norris wearing his very own Action Jeans brand [A special blend of denim and Elastane fibers with a stretch range of infinity because Chuck Norris] could be displayed without fear of ridicule. At a time when there is so much strife in the world, humanity needs to hear Billy and his words. Life is too short to overlook beautiful simplicity like this. In summary, I highly endorse Billy Soden [creativity, timeliness, attention to details, and really a great guy to work with]. ~ Michelle B. - Beaverton, Oregon "The piece is indeed KICK ASS. Truly phenomenal work." ~ Sunny R. - Kuwait First and foremost, I want to express my great gratitude for helping me to get in the PsyD program. I have been admitted into the Clinical Psychology program. Thank you so much for your fantastic help with essay and scholarship impact, it means to me a lot. You are a highly talented writer! ~ K.R. ~ China "We hired Billy for a small job cleaning up grammatical errors in a CV and early on it became clear to us that we needed Billy's help in more ways than we initially anticipated.  Billy understood our needs better than we did and produced a work product that was a " home run".  He was easy to work with kept his work within budget and on time.  We will definitely be using Billy in the future." ~ Kevin and Michelle - Georgia, USA "This is called over-delivering the value! I am super grateful for the job you've done!" ~ Kamila - Poland "Awesome job! Better than what I expected!" ~ Misty - Georgia, USA "Great work Billy! Such a pleasure to work with. Quick, efficient, patient with me and my changes in direction and delays. 5★ experience from start to finish and hoping that we have a chance to work together again on another project. Thank you!" ~ Alan E. - Phoenix, Arizona "Very fast turn around time. Fantastic job. Definitely will use again." ~ Brett R. - San Fransisco, California "Another excellent project with Billy. Really produced a first-class piece!" ~ Ksenia R. - Beijing, China "Billy is going to be our long-term partner! Truly an excellent editor and writer." ~ Client Name Withheld

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This adventurer tied 100 helium balloons to a camping chair---and got the best view of South Africa

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Teacher tells 9-year-old who wants to be an astronaut to be 'realistic' — so boy asks an astronaut, and the answer is epic

What did you dream of becoming when you were a child? Did anyone ever tell you it was unrealistic or make you doubt yourself? 9-year-old Isaac dreams of becoming an astronaut one day, but his teacher implied that he might want to choose something more “realistic.” With no offense to the teacher, who may have been focusing on the assignment at hand, that’s probably not the best advice for a young
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