Some of our friends have adapted the Hindu god Ganesha, “he who breaks down barriers,” as somewhat of a patron, including naming a business “Ganesha’s Treasures.” The festival of Ganesha occurs this week, culminating on Saturday Sept.18. Many of us will be out of town that day, so we met at a new Indian “bistro” called Saffron, on Bluemound Road in Brookfield, for a dinner in Ganesha’s honor. I am happy to report that everything was excellent. Saffron has a sufficiently large menu of traditional Indian dishes, plus things with a special touch, such as the gulab jamun with warm saffron cream sauce that I had for dessert. A good time was had by all, and Ganesha was thanked for the paths he has opened for us—of which more later.