So it was written

In my novel, written last year, it was the Voyage to the Crystal Grotto which helped fortify me in pandemic separation from Serena. This very afternoon, Serena & I took the Voyage together. And so Shanghai Disneyland yet again fortified our relationship. In what must be at least our 16th trip together, we meandered, walked…

Li River, Guangxi, China

Guangxi Province, southern China: In this surreal landscape, how could I not go run after our boat ride down the Li River? Even if the heat index is 110F. There was no option after I saw a few folks wandering about on a pathway alongside this stunning river valley between legions of uniquely pointed karst…

Million Step Challenge for Children

Million Step Challenge for children’s heart surgeries. Please ask how you can help make a difference! At 12 day mark, I’m working ahead of schedule. Today, began running up this mountain road into a truly magical land…

Summer Break! China Adventures ‘22

Nighttime countryside cycling Just outside Xinchang ancient town, Shanghai. Stay tuned for fundraiser announcement! My Million Step Challenge has already begun…

Fengjing Town

Ran to the border of Zhejiang province this morning. It’s fenced off to prevent us scary Shanghai folk from bringing in disease. Last time I ran to this point two weeks ago, a man in red vest filmed me, assuming I was about to scale the fence. No red vest today! Best of all was…

Check Out This Podcast:

Please check out this new podcast episode, hosted by my friend Tiffanie from Louisville’s Seneca High… podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/s03e13-kyle-macy-hall-educator-writer-marathoner-chinaedition/id1141563918

Sometimes…

Sometimes in these troubled times I’m just compelled to jump on the subway and hop over to my own private Pirates adventure… (Seriously, I was alone with the pirates. It was magical and surreal.)

A Heavy Price?

Yes, I DO live in China. Sometimes, running freely hither and yonder, prancing around Disneyland, eating at wonderfully cozy vegan cafes, drinking tea in little tea shops, it’s easy to forget we are living within a non-democratic society (choosing my language carefully there). Then, as I’m heading out of my apartment on this beautiful day…

21 Days: COMPLETED!

Quarantine Day 21: Quarantine COMPLETED! Had to do 2 Covid tests since departing hotel one week ago. Final one was this morning. I ran to the local hospital where there’s a testing trailer set up out front. So, since departing Kentucky on November 21st, I’ve been tested 7 times: Once in Renton, Washington at a…

The Triumphant Return

November 25th, Thanksgiving Day Quarantine, Day I Sometimes, 1 minute changes the course of your life. After all this—674 pandemic days away—Operation Triumphant Return begins bearing fruit. My girlfriend is no longer 8,500 miles away.Now, it’s more like 8-10. Yet, the separation continues for two additional weeks. Much, much more to come. Patience, Daniel-san. Patience.

Bill

The Beatles are playing more in heaven today, welcoming Bill— 18 August, 1961 (Lake Placid, NY, USA) – 01 May 2021 (Zurich, Switzerland) Fellow vegetarian-historian-avid newspaper reader-world traveler… In November, you flew home suddenly from Shanghai to Zürich. Now, you’ve passed on, too soon. Thank you, Bill, for your friendship, fellowship, adoption of little Rocky…