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Kimmy Walters is one of 25 Chicagoans—individuals who work behind the scenes, who populate the underground, who are fascinating chiefly because of a passion for what they do—profiled in our second annual People Issue.

I have often been a Twitter evangelist, and that’s partly because of the amazing stuff I read coming from People Issue subject Kimmy Walters, one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet and a gifted social mediaite. How good is she? I once responded to a really great tweet with a marriage proposal. We didn’t know each other. I don’t think I’m the only one who’s done that.

I fear that our hour-long conversation, condensed into a more digestible format by my patient editor, took for granted that its reader would understand just how sincere and true her tweets as @arealliveghost can be, especially for a member of the loose coalition of Weird Tweeters, who write more to build linguistic muscle mass than anything (I think). So I collected a bunch of her best tweets after the jump, to point out that if you aren’t one of her 11,000-odd followers, you should be. (If you’re not on Twitter, that’s another problem, dad.)