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The reasons why I continue to write

I am willing to bet that self-doubt is a common human affliction—and is even more of a hidden struggle for those who display a quality I find most offensive: hubris.

I was at an art gallery in Halifax last year to visit an exhibition of an artist friend of mine. Alan Bateman was in the audience and he made a comment about self-doubt and I was taken aback.

He is considered one of Canada's finest realists in visual art and is the son of Robert Bateman, an international household name. Self-doubt? How is that possible.

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