It was my fifth day in Gloaming, Nevada โ€“ an unincorporated township skirted on all sides by scorched barrenness. I had never been this far west before, and so the craggy, acacia-dotted desert was dazzling to my senses. I remember wishing that I could extend...

Do you know what itโ€™s like to live without a soul? Because I do. Itโ€™s like watching a romantic movie thatโ€™s so perfect you find yourself falling in love with the character. Then the lights come on, and you suddenly remember that person doesnโ€™t exist. And...