Open-Concept Curmudgeon

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mamalode-logoAn essay of mine, “Open-Concept Curmudgeon,” appeared on earlier this week.

Here’s an excerpt:

I have a theory that open-concept living is enjoying its heyday—the way avocado appliances, split levels and parquet floors had theirs—but that one day, perhaps even soon, we’ll all be furiously framing new walls faster than you can say two-by-four. We’re going to wake up from our current DIY daydream and realize that open-concept living is responsible for a large number of divorces and more than a few adult children who never, ever call their mothers.

Head on over to to read the whole thing.


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