Author: Laura Kiesel

  • Extreme Weather: Expect More of It

    Laura Kiesel Spare Change News On July 17th, the town of Arlington was besieged by a series of intense thunderstorms. That day, I was alone in my apartment in East Arlington when suddenly the wind picked up outside and began blowing hard through my cracked living room windows. A wall of water blasted against the […]

  • It's Hotter for the Homeless

    Laura Kiesel Spare Change News As the thermostat in Boston has been hovering close to or above 90 degrees most days lately, it is important to keep in mind the dangers of overexposure to heat. The impact is often underreported, but heat waves generally kill more than 400 annually in the United States, according to […]

  • No-Pet Rules Require Many to Choose Between Housing and Their Furry Friends

    Laura Kiesel Spare Change News This past March, my relationship with my partner of nearly nine years came to a somewhat abrupt end, putting the icing on the cake of a brutal year and a half. At the end of 2010, both my mother and my maternal grandmother (who raised me) died only a few […]