Firstly, some quick background.  I discovered Doctor Who at the age of 5, and have been a sci-fi fan for the 40+ years since.  Every year, my wife buys me a Doctor Who calendar for my “office” wall.

On a seemingly unrelated subject, a question I’m occasionally asked when speaking to journalists is “Dealing with scammers every day must make you suspicious of people”, and they seem surprised when I tell them the answer is in fact quite the opposite.  If anything, it makes me want to trust people more.  I expect scammers to lie, and am never disappointed.  However, the people I deal with on a daily basis out in the “real” world shouldn’t be tarred with the same brush as the scammers in my eyes.  It may seem naive, especially given what I do, but assuming everyone is lying to me would make me bitter and twisted, and I refuse to let the scammers do that to me.

What does this have to do with the calendar?  Each month has a quote from the associated Doctor (first for January, second for February and so on).  This month’s quote comes from the fifth incarnation, and it goes like this:

“I think it does us good to be reminded the Universe isn’t entirely peopled with nasty creatures out for themselves.”

Words to live by.