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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

Secret Ingredient

Edmond P. DeRousse June 17, 2018

Here is a fictional story I wrote some time ago. Someday It may appear in a future book. Not sure what I will do with it.


Mom has been gone for over forty years. Dad never remarried so it became his responsibility to raise all us kids. Nor he ever move from the ol

Father’s Day history

Edmond P. DeRousse June 11, 2018


Nearly 4,000 years ago a young Babylonian boy named Elmesu carved a message to his father on a card. He wished his father good health and a long life. Although there is no re

Martha and Buttermilk (The Champions)

Edmond P. DeRousse June 5, 2018

My writing is always positive and I try to make my reader chuckle. My wife and I own a horses. As my writing and riding abilities progressed, I decided I wanted to attempt an inspirational short story which included a horse and a devastating health problem I had some familiarity with.The challenge here, of course, is to write about a negative, turn it into a positive while including humor. Horses can help people t

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