I've been to a few bookstores in Florida this week, and my impression is that Americans want to be both spiritual and rich. Prominently displayed books that caught my attention give you secrets to becoming wealthy. On the other side are books on becoming spiritually complete, whether it's by being a mystic, or through Buddhism, Christianity or going the New Age route.
I didn't notice the self-help books that promise to make you happy as much. Maybe the spiritual books have taken their place?
We played around in the waves on Cocoa Beach this afternoon. Here's my attempt at an artistic photo featuring my daughter Katie: