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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

Some Mother’s Day History

Edmond P. DeRousse May 7, 2018

 Anna Jarvis (1864 – 1948)

Families were divided. The country was divided. The North against the South.

But there was a powerful unifying force in

50 Hats of Aztec (There’s History Under Those Hats) Cinco de Mayo

Edmond P. DeRousse May 4, 2018


Hat provided by Dr. Martha Huck:: Huck Equine Clinic

Meet Emirah, Aztec’s adopted sister. She is my wife’s Desert Breed Arabian. Emirah is the

50 Hats of Aztec (There’s History Under Those Hats) The Blue Angels

Edmond P. DeRousse April 23, 2018

  24 April 1946 – present

The Blue Angels, the US Navy’s elite flying team, celebrate their birthday on 24 April every year. They fly the distinctive blue

The Smart Phone and the Frog

Edmond P. DeRousse April 18, 2018

  God has set you on a path. All is well. But then something happens, and you must deal with its consequence. This is a mostly true st

Men of Influence

Edmond P. DeRousse April 11, 2018

The following is a chapter from “The Mighty Spartan an his common man adventures”. The latest from my Common Man Adventure Series.

Men of Influence

Every community has them; men, who knowingly or unknowingly, have a positive influence on young lives in their community. I remember those men. For me, they we

50 Hats of Aztec (There’s History Under Those Hats) Rotary International

Edmond P. DeRousse April 5, 2018


(Hat provided by Darrel Grathwohl, member of Sparta, Illinois Rotary)

There is always a need for people helping people who need help. There are many great organization

King Shannon part II/” Wronged by his subjects!”

Edmond P. DeRousse April 4, 2018

 This is another chapter in the semi-fictional story of a very demanding Pekingese.

I was stationed for a few years at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. CJ and I lived

The Easter Bunny & the Easter Egg Just where did they come from?

Edmond P. DeRousse March 27, 2018

The egg, since ancient times, has been a symbol of life. An old Latin proverb “Omne vivum ex ovo” is translated to mean “all life comes from an egg”.

Best Laid Plans

Edmond P. DeRousse March 1, 2018

I believe, sometimes regardless how well plans are made, things happen out of one’s control. Here is a fictional story I wrote about just such a thing……………………….

I’d been planning the trip for a long time. The vacation time was secured. My wife, CJ, approved the trip. The money was set aside. The required equipment purchased. And the vehicle maintenance performed. In fact, I felt extremely confi

King Shannon

Edmond P. DeRousse February 21, 2018

Every young man spends a good deal of his time trying to impress his girlfriend. This is a fictional story, based upon a personal experience, I wrote about just such