This book was developed from the collective works of Phillip Martin Williamson, Leon Vaughn Gilchrist, Jr. and Alan H. Smith who make up EASY Ink, a written-word enterprise. Many people entertain the idea of others reading their written thoughts and opinions, but are reluctant to commit them to ink because they are often intimidated by thoughts of others knowing their convictions and opinions, or simply have no forum from which to speak. A few years ago, we started a monthly publication, Easy Times as a method of placing our voice into the marketplace of ideas. Having heard from so many sources on a wide range of topics, we wanted to enter the fray in a way that would encourage others to read, think and possibly discuss rather than rage at one another with the bullhorns that seem to be the norm of today’s media. Under the Surface and Beyond the Horizon is the bound collection of the ideas and perspectives shared through Easy Times.