It’s gotta rhyme every time so today is the first installment of Rhyme Time. The idea comes from my friend and client, Jay Segel. (thank you, Jay!)


I’ve always believed songwriters are some of the most creative folks on the planet.  They listen to the same conversations as the rest of us but they hear and perceive the words and sentences differently from the rest of us mortals.

So, I’m going to attempt to find a couplet a week which I find to be particularly interesting, funny, poignant or just plain badass. (Hey, it’s my blog so I get to choose. That being said I encourage you to send me ideas at any time!)


Huey Lewis and The News have released their first album in nearly twenty years.  (See the link below for the backstory. ) The lead single is “Her Love Is Killin’ Me” (Johnny Colla, Chris Hayes. Huey Lewis). In this example every single line points directly to the title which, I must say, excites the daylights out of me!  (In fact, that’s one of my mantras with writers.)

Here is the line:

“Off and on like a flashing light, First thing in the morning and the last thing at night.”

Simple.  Elegant.  Points to and supports the title.

Please check out the full lyric and the song at the bottom of the page.


To pick up your phone, dial my number and say these nine words:

“Hey, CK, can you help me with my career?”

It’s. That. Easy. Reach out to me. Now. Let’s take nine minutes and see if I can help you be the best you that you can possibly be. Let’s  review where you are and continue to grow and flourish.

Hey, here are two simple and easy steps to get you moving in the right direction.  My Twenty Questions for creatives.  Go on.  Click and get started. Have some fun with it and let’s assess where you are and what steps you should take next.

Take The Twenty

Revisit my blog post on CKs Top Ten Tips.


Huey Lewis and The News “Weather”

The lyrics

The song