Thursday, June 3, 2010


Dear readers,

As most of you well know, I was recently kidnapped in London and held hostage for an e-mail ransom. The result of this adventure was the unfortunate deletion of my old e-mail addresses,, the one tied to this blog, being one of them.

Though I transferred administrator privileges over before I deleted that google account, unfortunately, it appears that it has messed things up over here at Portlandiaquill as well (not the hacker, just the loss of the account).

We have many wonderful things to share - including a marching marmot, and pictures and stories from our trip out to Grand Teton National Park.

In the days to come, keep an eye out for more information - I'll be migrating the blog to another location, and hopefully will be able to retain a similar web address.

Thanks for your patience - hopefully we'll be back on-line before anyone really notices. :)

Love, Ariel

Thursday, May 27, 2010

E-mail account compromised.

I hate to annoy you with this e-mail, but my old hotmail account has been hacked/compromised. If you receive an e-mail from please delete it and block that address.
I've tried to get into it to shut it down, but I've been locked out. I will continue working with hotmail to try to have it deleted, but I'm not sure how far I can get with it.
I don't believe that Gmail has been impacted, but I am going to be shutting this account down as well, just to be safe.
To contact me going forward, please send e-mails to:
What a pain.
Thanks for understanding.

Best wishes to all,
Ariel Varland (Holman)