Daniel Rydholm, LCSW
Michigan, United States
I entered this world on the Champs-Elysees, 1959. And do you know what my very first words were? "New York Herald Tribune! New York Herald Tribune!"
That's actually a line from Bertolucci's The Dreamers (2003). A central character, Isabelle, is proclaiming her adoration for Godard's Breathless, in which American actress Jean Seberg appears selling the popular English language daily while strolling along a Parisian boulevard. Being Paris, it must be spring, right? The year is 1959, around the era of my own naissance. Breathless is kind of a fulcrum on which much of world cinema pivots. I powerfully relate that kind of passion for a movie. I guess that makes me a film geek.
I'm also a native Yooper -- as in U.P. or the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. My day job is serving adults with psychiatric disabilities at a community mental health center. I'm part of a close-knit team consisting of three social workers, a psychologist, a registered nurse, and a psychiatrist. Known as "a hospital without walls", this approach is widely known as Assertive Community Treatment in North America or Assertive Outreach in Europe. There's a link below to learn more.
In addition to being a clinical social worker, I am a seeker, with degrees in Divinity and Sacred Theology from Union Theological Seminary as well as a law degree from the University of Detroit Mercy. My life-partner, Kathleen, is an artist, naturalist and poet who is active in environmental causes.
I guess that's it. Thanks for checking me out!