My three years at Peary were a very difficult time in my life. I was wrestling with depression, struggling with an abusive mother and alcoholic father and generally feeling quite numb. And, English and writing were particularly difficult for me! I did, however, learn a great deal from you and benefited from my participation in your classes and other activities, including and most especially the Drama club presentations of "Long Day's Journey Into Night" and "The Little Foxes". I particularly recall the post-performance sessions with you and the rest of the cast and crew. It was a peculiar and precious (to us) moment there when you let down the normal teacher/student formality a bit more than usual to discuss how it had gone that night.
Of Mice & Men has most often been considered a metalcore band.    The band's debut self-titled album has been considered a typical metalcore album comparable with the work of the Devil Wears Prada , We Came as Romans, and Carlile's former band Attack Attack!, and to contain elements of post-hardcore .   Their second album, The Flood , was described as atypical to modern metalcore and more melodic than their earlier work,    and as featuring some slight elements of nu metal .  Their third album, Restoring Force , incorporated a lot more nu metal elements into their sound, with a Rock Sound review describing the album's style as a mixture of nu metal and metalcore.