After an energizing talk I had this week with Neil and Carol Garvie, I have decided to take a giant (I hope) step and convert this newsletter to a bi-weekly digital publication called The Laureate. I hope to feature Comox Valley poets who may wish to have their work published and shared on specific themes. The October Theme, Reconciliation, will be featured in this and the next publication. If you know any poets who want to use their talents to carry a message to each other and to the world at large, or people who appreciate the power of poetry, please invite them to sign up for this publication by registering at my website at lawrencejwcooper.ca or by contacting me at lawrencejwcooper@gmail.com .