Is change possible? Is it desirable? I have been interested in conversion and redemption as long as I can remember. It might have come from a fear of my own death at an early age and was enhanced by growing up in a Wesleyan form of Christianity in which individuals’ choices here on Earth had eternal consequences. Since then, I have become something of a Calvinist and a Stoic; to me this means shaping my free will to my fate so they become the same thing. Changing myself isn’t something I do, it’s something I am part of.