Come "One"... Come "Many", because we've been allowed to spill over into the room adjoining the usual central one. And some cookies, brownies and cupcakes await.
The 2nd of ten discussions on Hegel's "Science of Logic":
covering from the opening of "Book One: Doctrine of Being" through the end of "Chapter 1: Being" (of Section 1)
If folks want to, we could actually read these initial and important twenty-four pages aloud, and still have plenty of time for discussion throughout and afterward.
In my old version (@ 1969 George Allen & Unwin , London), translated by A.V. Miller and foreword-ed by J.N. Findlay, this 2nd dose amounts to pp. 81-->108.
A newer translation by George di Giovanni is available on-line or find it under FILES (above): http://files.meetup.com/1470198/Hegel%20-%20Science%20of%20Logic%20%28Cambridge%29.pdf
In di Giovanni, this 2nd dose amounts to pp. 58-82.
For a friendly "description" I still pilfer from others more concise (not to mention credible):
Mr. G.R.G. Mure:
"...philosophy is no more the exclusive business of professionals than is art or religion."
"Hegel will appear as the greatest of European thinkers, engaged in a self-critical enterprise which even he only half understood, whose most obscure, botched utterances are often worth many of the lucidities of modern philosophers."
"Hegel was not a philosopher; he was a world, a self-creating world..."