Antiques & Collecting: Table, or art?

When is a pile of rocks considered art? An unusual table made of glass and “stone” was offered in an Andrew Jones auction in Los Angeles, with an estimated price of $2,500 to $3,500. It didn’t sell, but other related sculptures by the artist, Woods Davy, have sold from $1,000 to $7,000.


Donna’s Day: ‘What’s in a Word’ family game

What do you think of when you hear the word “table” — in your mind, do you see the large rectangular piece of furniture in your kitchen? Your fourth-grader might picture a multiplication chart, and your sixth-grader a list of contents at the beginning of a book.




Cattle grazing and soybean yields

By late fall, much of the Midwest is a pleasing landscape of dry, harvested corn fields. It makes for a bucolic rural scene on highway drives. But the corn litter that’s left over doesn’t seem useful, at least to untrained eyes.