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Year Month Name (click to view/read) Language
2023 February Essay: “The Joy Of Service” English
2023 February Essay: “LA ALEGRÍA DEL SERVICIO” Spanish/Español
2023 February Essay: “Radość służby” Polish
2022 December Essay: “Fun in Recovery” English
2022 December Essay: “Diversion en recuperacion” Spanish/Español
2022 December Essay: “Radość zdrowienia” Polish
2022 October Essay: “Cooperating With Professionals” English
2022 October Essay: “Trabajando con Profesionales” Spanish/Español
2022 October Essay: “Współpraca z profesjonalistami” Polish
2022 August Essay: “The Slogans” English
2022 August Essay: “Los Lemas” Spanish/Español
2022 August Essay: “Hasła” Polish
2022 June Essay: “Emotional Sobriety” English
2022 June Essay: “Sobriedad Emocional” Spanish/Español
2022 June Essay: “Trzeźwość emocjonalna” Polish
2022 April Essay: “Sponsorship: Benefits & Challenges” English
2022 April Essay: “Padrinazgo: Beneficios & Retos” Spanish/Español
2022 April Essay: “Sponsorowanie” Polish
2022 February Essay: “2022: The Year of CFC” English
2022 February Essay: “Rok komitetu zakładów karnych (CFC)” Polish
2021 December Essay: “1981-2021: 40 Years of Essay” English
2021 December Essay: “1981-2021: 40 lat Essay” Polish
2021 October Essay: “Learning From Our Old-timers” English
2021 October Essay: “Ucząc się od naszych oldtimerów” Polish
2021 August Essay: “Supporting Women in SA” English
2021 August Essay: “Wspieranie kobiet w SA” Polish
2021 May Essay: “What Makes Meetings Strong?” English
2021 Mayo Essay: “Que Hace Las Reuniones Fuerte?” Spanish/Español
2021 May Essay: “Co sprawia, że ​​mitingi są silne?” Polish
2021 Mai Essay: “Qu’est-ce qui rend les réunions fortes?” French
2021 February Essay: “Young & Sober in the fellowship of SA” English
2021 Febrero Essay: “Jóvenes & Sobrios en SA” Spanish/Español
2021 February Essay: “Młodzi i trzeźwi w SA” Polish
2020 December Essay: “Happy & Joyous Freedom in times of global lockdown” English
2020 Diciembre Essay: “Libertad Feliz & Gozosa en tiempos de bloqueo global” Spanish/Español
2020 October Essay: “Prejudices & Challenges in SA Recovery” English
2020 Octubre Essay: “Prejuicios y Retos en recuperacion” Spanish/Español
2020 August Essay: “Found In Translation” English
2020 August Essay: “Encontrado en la traducción” Spanish/Español
2020 May Essay: “Travel & SA Recovery” English
2020 May Essay: “Viajes y recuperación en SA” Spanish/Español
2020 February Essay: “Sober Dating” English
2020 February Essay: “Citas Sobrias” Spanish/Español
2020 February Essay: (selected parts) Farsi
2020 February Essay: (selected parts) Russian
2019 December Essay: “Miracles In Recovery” English
2019 December Essay: “Milagros en Recuperacion” Spanish/Español
2019 October Essay: “Freedom Behind Bars” English
2019 October Essay: “Libertad Tras las Rejas” Spanish/Español
2019 August Essay: “S.A. At 40 Years!” English
2019 August Essay: “¡SA a los 40 años!” Spanish/Español
2019 May Essay: “Openmindedness” English
2019 May Essay: “Mente Abierta” Spanish/Español
2019 February Essay: “Sobriety and Relationships” English
2019 February Essay: “Sobriedad y relaciones” Spanish/Español
2018 December Essay: “Service Work As A Gift” English
2018 December Essay: “El servicio como un regalo” Spanish/Español
2018 October Essay: “Humility” English
2018 October Essay: “Humildad” Spanish/Español
2018 August Essay: “Traditions” English
2018 August Essay: “Tradiciones” Spanish/Español
2018 May Essay: “Anonymity” English
2018 May Essay: “Anonimato” Spanish/Español
2018 February Essay: “The Hand of SA Reaches Out” English
2018 February Essay: “La Mano de SA se Extiende” Spanish/Español
2017 December Essay: “SA and Technology” English
2017 September Essay: “Willing to Go to Any Length” English
2017 June Essay: “Women in SA” English
2009 December Essay: “A Fond Remembrance of Roy K.” English