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The Common Man Adventure Series Blog

Edmond P. DeRousse February 2, 2015

I am the author of three books. The first two are published by Tate Publishing & Enterprises. My third book is published by Mira Digital Publishing. These are all part of my Common Man Adventures

50 Hats of Aztec (There’s History Under Those Hats) The Riding Center Freeburg, Il and a Canadian Bet

Edmond P. DeRousse August 2, 2017

(hat provided by Ed DeRousse )

I am one who is interested in finding out how things get started, thus this blog. 50 Hats of Aztec (There’s History Under Tho

50 Hats of Aztec (There’s History Under Those Hats) Illinois State Police

Edmond P. DeRousse July 31, 2017

 (hat provided by Master Trooper Gregg A. Cox 4689)

I enjoy finding the histories about things, stuff, organization, etc. I do not miss many opportunities to put

1st Birth: A Unique Experience!!!

Edmond P. DeRousse July 27, 2017

The birth of your first child is always a unique experience. Women and men do not experience it the same. I sincerely believe no one going through that experience is totally prepared. To prove my point here is an excerpt from “The Mighty Spartan and his common man adventures” the chapter titled  Little Warriors. Pete Russey, the main character, is remembering the birth of his first child.


Should Blogging Be Part Of Your Book Business?

Edmond P. DeRousse July 22, 2017

I have been blogging much more now. While revisting some previous post, I found this one about blogging I posted a couple years ago. The information in it is stil

50 Hats of Aztec (There’s History Under Those Hats) Ft. Mc Henry, O Say Can You See “The Star-Spangled Banner”

Edmond P. DeRousse June 26, 2017

You know that “The Star-Spangled Banner” is the National Anthem of the United States of Ameri

Getting Older Challenges & Observations part II

Edmond P. DeRousse June 20, 2017

cartoon provided by Randy glasbergen/


When I was much younger, I did not look forward with a great deal of anticipation to getting older.

242 years today and still going strong, The United States Army!!!

Edmond P. DeRousse June 14, 2017

Today is the 242nd birthday of the US Army.                                                   The military, regardless of branch of service, builds

50 Hats of Aztec (There’s History Under Those Hats) Flag Day in the US

Edmond P. DeRousse June 9, 2017

For over 240 years, the American flag has represented our country. It symbolizes our nation’s strength and unity. Here is a little history on how our flag o

Pete, the Redhead, and Late Night Rendezvous

Edmond P. DeRousse June 1, 2017

It was Friday and Pete Russey had very special plans and a late night rendezvous at the City Lake with a beautiful redhead. The rendezvous had been unsuccessfully

Sneak Peek into life of Grandpa Bill/son of the notorious Old West outlaw, Bill Longley

Edmond P. DeRousse May 13, 2017

Give me a good old fashioned Western novel to read and I’m happy. Some of my favorite Westerns were written by Louis L’mour, Peter Brandvold, Robert P. Parker, Robert Vaughan, and Chuck Norris. There is always plenty of action, good guys have a definite sense of right and wrong, a moral purpose, some romance (but not explicit) and they don’t get bogged down with gratuitous anything. Of course they are set in da