2012: Year in ReviewThis past year has tried the patience and tested the resolve of Americans everywhere. We are still grappling with incomprehensible horrors, devastating storms, and exasperating politics. And while the media would have us believe that our problems are mostly unsolvable, and that the erosion of our country's most abiding principles is as inexorable as the melting of the polar ice caps, our life here on the island belies those doom-and-gloom-sayers, for we are a community full of wonderful, interesting, hard-working, giving, fun-loving (and often funny) people.
Photo: Tropical Storm Isaac washes a TV news reporter
by Newton Park on Ft. Myer Beach. Photo Sarah List