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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

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

50 Hats of Aztec (There’s History Under Those Hats) The St. Louis Blues

Edmond P. DeRousse May 4, 2017

Let’s start this history blog with some Trivia and a Q & A. The answers to the trivia is at bottom of post.

How did the St. Louis Blues

Kaskaskia The first capitol of Illinois

Edmond P. DeRousse May 2, 2017

RideSmart Motorcycle School and COTA (Circuit of the Americas)

Edmond P. DeRousse April 21, 2017

COTA Turn 1  

50 Hats of Aztec (There’s History Under Those Hats) Greater St. Louis Honor Flight & Uncle Fuzzy

Edmond P. DeRousse April 12, 2017

Hat provided by my Uncle Arnold (Fuzzy) Hogan

My Uncle Arnold, Fuzzy as my family affectionately call him, is a WWII Marine veteran. Last year he was giv

50 Hats of Aztec (There’s History Under Those Hats) St. Patrick’s Day

Edmond P. DeRousse March 9, 2017

For over 1,000 years people have been celebrating Saint Patrick, the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland. Not much is known about his early life. Much