Name: Josh Hickman
Occupation: Digital resources librarian
Hometown/residence: Marion, Ind. (hometown); Milwaukee, Wis. (adopted hometown)
Hobbies: Hiking, rafting, trivia, chess, reading, concert-going, crossword puzzles.
What are a few of your favorite things? Petrichor (that smell you notice after it rains); Used book stores; Halloween.
What three items go in your desert island backpack? Water, flare gun, radio transmitter.
What’s on your desert island jukebox? Sleater-Kinney, PJ Harvey, Basia Bulat, 16 Horsepower, Rasputina, White Ghost Shivers.
Any do-over requests to lodge with the universe? Explain. I’d like to go back and change my undergrad major from psychology to anthropology (which was my minor). It wouldn’t have changed my career path, and psychology is certainly interesting, but I just think I had a knack for anthropology – it came naturally to me.
Favorite meal? Meatloaf and mashed potatoes.
What can’t you live without? Caffeine.
What do you do in your free time? Go on walks, preferably in the woods, or sit at a coffee shop with a good book.
If you could be reincarnated, what person/thing would you like to be? Myself.
Who are your top-three fantasy dinner party guests? Kurt Vonnegut, Mark Twain, Benjamin Franklin.
Which talent would you most like to have/Name a talent you have? I’d like to have some sort of musical ability.
Beatles or Stones? No thank you.
What do you most look forward to? Paying off my student loans.