As surely as the sun comes up each morning, I have an email from my longtime friend Ron Gilbert that is a digest of news articles from around the state and nation.  He does this on behalf of the organization Alabama Arise.

I read these without fail as they provide a great way of getting a bird’s eye view of news throughout the state.  (And there is no shortage of same these days, though most of it deals with subjects that are usually reserved for the tabloids at the grocery checkout counter.)

If my computer skills are working properly this morning, which I do not guarantee, you can subscribe to this FREE service by contacting Ron at  I am amazed at how he does this EVERY day.  He is obviously up and searching his news sources way before I roll out of bed.

But I am glad he does and I highly recommend you get on his subscriber list.