Agadir - When I visited Pennsylvania State in 1977, I did not get a chance to see Philadelphia. Instead of that I enjoyed a culturally gratifying three day stay in Pittsburgh. I remember my American host family was very nice and hospitable and their little daughter was so excited to have me with them, she volunteered to make a chocolate cake with the elaborate shape of a brown bear. We were sitting in the kitchen eating our chocolate bear and the little girl indulged into “quizzing” me over certain “important information” for instance she asked me “What is the biggest pen in the world?” and of course, I failed to answer so she gave me the right answer: “It’s Pennsylvania!” Oh what great discovery! But yes, William Penn was the founder in1682 of what the little girl was talking about; Pennsylvania.

Mohamed El Hassan Abou El Fadel is Morocco World News contributor and co-editor