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By Debbie Walker
Stronger Together On Middle-Pause: Women, in the second half of their life, choose their destiny.
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Episode 11 with Reverend Aikya Param an advocate for the incarcerated and their families.


Episode 12 Cindy Heath interviews Michelle McAfee, an Oregon-based writer & photographer
Cindy Heath interviews Michelle McAfee, an Oregon-based writer, and photographer with deep roots in Alaska. They discuss her childhood with a nature-loving family and how she became a musician. Michelle discusses her journey as a songwriter for Bluewater Music, Song-Tree Maypop, and Warner Chappell Music. She is currently composing essays, blogs, and a memoir. Michelle is on substack and Instagram @michellemcafeemuse.
October 1, 2021
Episode 11 with Reverend Aikya Param an advocate for the incarcerated and their families.
Marilyn Flower interviews Reverend Param about she started her prison outreach ministry. Her new book, Can't Wait to Change D. I. Y. Rehabilitation is about the obstacles that incarcerated people face in prison and ways that ordinary people can support them. She serves as Director of New Thought Prison Outreach for CSL and Circle of love Inside for Embracing the world.
August 31, 2021
Episode 10 with Margie Peterson, MiddlePause Minion, and podcast producer for STOMP
Debbie Walker talks with Margie Peterson about her lively parents, her introduction to theater and radio, and her experience working with an illustrator for her upcoming picture book "My First Sleepover." Debbie and Margie met each other through Ninja Writers.
July 28, 2021
Episode 9 with Cindy Heath, organic farmer and business owner
Marilyn Flower interviews Cindy Heath about growing up in Alaska where her family set up as homesteaders. Cindy has had been a business owner in many capacities: from organic farmer to bookstore owner. Cindy's newest venture is helping green businesses with marketing at Cindy Heath Writes. 
July 1, 2021
Episode 8 with Nancy Peckenham, professional journalist and editor of Crow's Feet
Debbie Walker interviews Nancy Peckenham about her experiences as an editor of Crows' Feet,  a publication on Medium. Nancy had a long and varied career in journalism, but she considers herself a newcomer to social media. She recently created an anthology of the best articles titled, Crow's Feet: Life As We Age.
June 1, 2021
Episode 7: Alison Acheson, author and writing teacher
Alison Acheson, prolific author and writing teacher, talks with Marilyn Flower about caregiving for her husband as he battled ALS. Alison shared her love of Flamenco dancing and her experiences working as a children's author. She has written 11 books, the most recent is Dance Me to the End: Ten Months and Ten Days with ALS. She frequently writes for Middle-Pause Publication on Medium. Alison's newest adventure on Substack, The Unschool for Writers: A DIY MFA.
May 2, 2021
Episode 6 with Shaunta Grimes, Founder of the Ninja Writers Club
Shaunta Grimes visits with Debbie Walker & Marilyn Flower who are members of the Ninja Writers Club. Shaunta shares her 10 minute magic tip for writing and success in any area of your life. Shaunta shares her journey from Nevada to Pennsylvania, and the joyous road to becoming a professional writer and writing coach.
April 1, 2021
Episode 5 with Meg Stewart the Middle-Pause Queen of Technology
Megan Stewart talks about life in Ohio. How she created her own created her job at college that helped people develop their skills. It began with a single mother's support group. From there she offered job skills to high school students, veterans, and the homeless. She's left the 9 to 5 rat race and is now a freelancer, working with individuals and as part of the Ninja Writers Team.  Her first book Where Are My Pants? in her series "Where The Lost Things Go" is available on Amazon.
March 2, 2021
Episode 4: Marla Bishop and Marsha Harrison talk about coping during the Pandemic, the death of George Floyd and what it means to be Black.
Debbie Walker has Marilyn Flower introduce her close friends Marla Bishop and Marsha Harrison. They discuss how their lives have been affected by the Pandemic. Marsha started a non-profit called Hands Deliver to help nurses. How the death of George Floyd has affected them and their bi-racial families. Marla and Marsha discussed healthcare and self-care. They each sang acapella as a gift to the world.
February 1, 2021
Margie's early demo
Getting Stomp started.
January 7, 2021
Episode 3: Marilyn Flower discusses Comedy and her writing journey
Debbie Walker interviews Marilyn Flower about Comedy, Commedia dell'arte and her writing journey.
December 31, 2020
Episode 2: Marilyn Flower interviews Debbie Walker about her life in Tulsa
Debbie Walker shares how she became an overcomer and how she is parenting her grandchildren. Debbie is the founder of the publication Middle-Pause on Medium.
December 6, 2020
Episode 1: Debbie Walker interviews Dr. Michelle Bengtson
Debbie Walker interviews Dr. Michelle Bengtson a woman she has long admired.  Debbie is the editor of the Middle-Pause Publication on Medium.
November 10, 2020
Debbie Walker's Stomp Trailer
Debbie introduces Stomp, Middle-pause and the Team!
November 9, 2020