A simulacrum is a representation or imitation of a person or thing. The word was first recorded in the English language in the late 16th century, used to describe a representation, such as a statue or a painting, especially of a god.
Although I am setting this as the starting point for my record this post will not remain "at the beginning" due to the fact that this blog is going to function as a kind of accumulator. Future posts, that is, posts made "the date of," will follow naturally. Whereas past posts will be backdated, for the most part. Some may be "updated", or "redated", or postdated for that matter.
The difference between reality and perception is, ...well, as it is. Why should I (or anyone, for that matter) be bound to a linear record of chronological events? I am now, on this date, at this time, creating what will become the middle of the record by the time you read this, on this date, at this time. That is to say, it is "Now" as I write this. And also, it is "Now" as you read this!