Here are just a few of the gnomes populating my work desk.

While I type these words, 20 gnomes of various shapes and sizes are staring at me, supervising my every move in the office. They start at one end of my corner desk and wrap around to the opposite corner, giving my workspace a bit of a whimsical flair.

I suspect a few years down the road that the gnome count might double – and frankly that is a conservative estimate. The folks who share responsibility in my growing gnome community show no signs of slowing down.