From the Merriam-Webster online dictionary:  not to be persuaded, moved or stopped. Relentless.

This word just came into my head the other day, and now it keeps recurring.

The occasion for this musing?  My youngest son graduates from high school in one week, one hour and fifteen minutes.  Inexorable.  The march of time.  Twenty-six years ago, I was mid-way through a pregnancy, awaiting the birth of my first son.  Now... a week away from having seen each child successfully, to one degree or another, navigate through school.

So many things done and not done.  Regrets.  Triumphs.  Inexorably time moved on past the good times and the bad.

Three birth children, three step children, twenty-six years of my own ups and downs, now watching all of my children go through the inexorable experiences of life.  It's a good time for reflection.

The good news is that I have until August until I truly have to experience the inevitable empty nest.  Time will inexorably, relentlessly move toward that day.  I will need every minute of it.

On a lighter note.  For those of you who have never experienced a small-town, rural Nebraska graduation, the inexorable progress of technology brings you the opportunity!  Sutherland's high school graduation will be available via a live Internet streaming feed.  Is that amazing or what?  Just go to  In the left hand menu click on "Live Broadcast."  It's that simple!

The graduation is scheduled for Saturday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m. Central Time.

Thanks for stopping by.  Let's have coffee and talk.


  1. Wow! this is a big year for you!!! You never know, you might enjoy the kids being gone. I think my parents are enjoying slowly getting rid of my sisters and I.
    One in far flung scotland, one going to university very soon and one leaving for colder Norwegian climes. (hehe wonder which one that is!)
    Now you've got Inexorable in my head now! :D


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