The definition of insanity.

A machine gunner in 1st Platoon, 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, deployed from Fort Lewis, Washington, patrols through the village of Hibhib, Diyala province, Iraq. Operation Black Reaper patrols were designed to clear the Iron Triangle, an area of three villages, Hibhib, Al Hudayd and Khalis, known as the “Iron Triangle.” The operation included the Concerned Local Citizens program, an Iraqi police emergency reaction force and three companies of Iraqi army working with 2-1 Cavalry, 1-38 Infantry and Special Forces elements. Objectives were to clear the Iron Triangle of AQI presence, weapons caches, and improvised explosive devices, and leave the Iraqi police and the Concerned Local Citizens program in control of the area. 

(Photo by John Crosby, 15 DEC 2007.)

[Doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result. -R]

Colleen in henna.  August 2009.  Indianhead neighborhood, Tallahassee, FL.  35 MM Nikon.

Between living situations, I spent a week at Meg and Tal’s house in Indianhead.  We had a girl’s night, and Mona painted us all with henna.  I snapped this photo of Colleen looking at her drying henna in the mirror.  She’s a gorgeous girl and photos well.  I love mirror shots.  There’s something about the gaze of the subject that’s far away and dreamy, somewhat deep within the self–which makes perfect sense.