Tuesday, May 6, 2014


"To prevent all these inconveniences they have fallen upon an expedient which, as
it agrees with their other policy, so is it very different from
ours, and will scarce gain belief among us who value gold so much,
and lay it up so carefully. They eat and drink out of vessels of
earth or glass, which make an agreeable appearance, though formed
of brittle materials; while they make their chamber-pots and close-
stools of gold and silver, and that not only in their public halls
but in their private houses. Of the same metals they likewise make
chains and fetters for their slaves, to some of which, as a badge
of infamy, they hang an earring of gold, and make others wear a
chain or a coronet of the same metal; and thus they take care by
all possible means to render gold and silver of no esteem; and from
hence it is that while other nations part with their gold and
silver as unwillingly as if one tore out their bowels, those of Utopia would look on their giving in all they possess of those metals but as the parting with a trifle"

Monday, April 14, 2014


"What kind of justice is it when a nobleman, a goldsmith, a moneylender, or someone else who makes his living by doing either nothing at all or something completely useless to the commonwealth gets to live a life of luxury and grandeur, while in the meantime a laborer, carter, or a farmer works so hard and so constantly that even beasts of burden would scarcely endure it?"

Friday, April 11, 2014

The Affairs

"Every year each city sends three mature and experienced citizens to Amaurot to deliberate on the affairs of the island."


"They dispatch their dinners quickly, but sit long at supper because they go to work after the one, and are to sleep after the other, during which they think the stomach cries on the concoction more vigorously. They never sup without music and there is always fruit served up after meat; while they are at table some burn perfumes and sprinkle about fragrant ointments and sweet waters–in short, they want nothing that may cheer up their spirits they give themselves a large allowance that way, and indulge themselves in all such pleasures as are attended with no inconvenience"

"A woman does not marry before the age of eighteen, nor a man before he's four years older than that. Anyone found guilty of illicit sexual relations prior to marriage is severely reprimanded and permanently banned from marriage, regardless of their sex, unless the governor remits the sentence."

Thursday, April 10, 2014


"The Utopians don't regard prisoners of war as slaves, except for those taken in the campaigns they fight themselves; neither do they enslave the children of slaves, or those they take out of slavery in other lands.  Their slaves are either their own people, who have been punished for some shameful act, or, most commonly, foreigners who, for some crime, have been condemned to death in their own cities."


Wednesday, April 9, 2014



"They cultivate their gardens with great care, so that they have both vines, fruits, herbs, and flowers in them;The utility of gardens, also praised by Virgil. and all is so well ordered and so finely kept that I never saw gardens anywhere that were both so fruitful and so beautiful as theirs. And this humor of ordering their gardens so well is not only kept up by the pleasure they find in it, but also by an emulation between the inhabitants of the several streets, who vie with each other. And there is, indeed, nothing belonging to the whole town that is both more useful and more pleasant. So that he who founded the town seems to have taken care of nothing more than of their gardens."

Thomas More, Utopia

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Contemporary Garden Cities

From Today's Guardian

From the utopian ideal of garden cities to regenerating wasteland with high line park projects, here is a selection of architects' grand plans from around the world

Thursday 30 January 2014



Wednesday, January 29, 2014


Hi, my name is Dvontre Coleman.  I am a freshman.  I run track at Thomas More College.  My hobbies are sleeping, eating, playing FIFA, and tweeting.  I am a CIS major. 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014


Hi.  I'm Kiley Sanders.  I have a 10 month old daughter.  She will be 1 year on March 5, 2014.  I have wanted to be a doctor since I was about 9 years old until recently.  I have decided to study Forensic Science instead.  I'm interested in the lab work Forensic Scientists are able to do.  Aside from that I like to read,  play with my daughter, Aria, and I'm obsessed with tattoos.  I go to church every Sunday.  My priorities are God, Aria, and school; in that order.

Utopia, Ohio, is approximately one hour from Thomas More College, on US-52 near New Richmond. This particular utopia existed in two forms. First, from 1844-46, the community was known as the "Clermont Phalanx" and organized according to the utopian visions of Charles Fourier (1772-1837). After the failure of the Clermont Phalanx, the "individualist anarchist" Josiah Warren founded Utopia, a community whose economy was organized according to Warren's "principle of equivalents." Warren's principle made cost, rather than "value", the limit of price.

" The word cost is used in its most philosophical and most comprehensive and exact sense - Signifying the endurance of whatever is disagreeable."

 "Fatigue of mind or body is Cost. Responsibility which causes anxiety is Cost. To have our time or attention taken up against our preferences -to make a sacrifice of any kind - a feeling of mortification - painful suspense - fear- suffering or enduring anything against our inclination, is here considered COST."

" If a barrel of flour cost its producers, carriers, and venders thirty hours' labor, then thirty hours of any other labor, whether with the hands or the mind, which was equally painful, disagreeable, or repugnant (if Wanted by the other parties), would constitute an equitable and legitimate price for the flour."

Josiah Warren


Hey, I'm Alex Scalia. I transferred here from Miami University to play football. My major is medical laboratory science.

Thursday, January 23, 2014


My name is Dalen Wess. I go by Wess. I'am a transfer from Wittenberg University/UC. My major is Sports & Entertainment Marketing. Also I play football.


Hey everybody, my name is Jack Birkhofer. I am a transfer from Elmira College. I am from Columbus, Ohio and I am a Sports Marketing major


My name is Heather. I'm an education major.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


I am Daylin Garland II. I am a transfer freshman from Shawnee State University, I am a business major and I also play football.