This book deals with excess baggage you may be experiencing, such as: worry, excess accumulation of this world's goods, conflict, addictions, obsessions, depression, anger and prejudice. Dr. Duane Lund was born in Brainerd, Minnesota. He is a product of the Brainerd School System and is a member of the Brainerd High School Hall of Fame. Dr. Lund has a BA Degree from Macalester College and an MA and PhD from the University of Minnesota, with post-graduate work firm Columbia University, New York City. Professionally, he began as a high school teacher and guidance counselor in the high school in Staples, Minnesota. He then spent five years on the staff of U.S. Senator Edward Thye in Washington, D.C., serving as chief of staff the last year. Dr. Lund then returned to education, serving one year as high school principal in Staples and then 25 years as superintendent of schools. During that time he served on numerous committees including the National Advisory Council for Vocational Education, Vice President's appointee to the White House Conference on Education, Consultant to the U.S. House of Representatives and the Washington, D.C. Schools for Vocational Education, Member of the Executive Board of the Minnesota Historical Society, Member of the Advisory Committee for the Boundary Waters, Member of the People to People Missions to Cuba and China. After retiring from the superintendency in Staples, he served as a senior consultant to the Blandin Foundation of Grand Rapids, Minnesota for 10 years. Dr. Lund has several hobbies but has devoted the most time to oil painting and writing, including 43 books. In 1992, when he published "Our Historic Upper Mississippi," The Minnesota Association of Media Specialists (including librarians) selected Duane Lund as that state's Author of the Year.